Econation supports peace, and denounces war. War, and the threat of war, is a waste. There might be times when conflict is justified, self-defence for instance, but it is still very wasteful. Peace on the other hand is sustainable.
The following are a selection of sage quotes about peace and war:
Quotes about peace:
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
– Albert Einstein
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
– Indira Gandhi
If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
– Desmond Tutu
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
– Baruch Spinoza
If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
– Henry Miller
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
– William E. Gladstone
It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.
– John Holmes
A people free to choose will always choose peace.
– Ronald Reagan
The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.
– Silvia Cartwright
There is no way to peace; peace is the way.
– A. J. Muste
Peace is always beautiful
– Walt Whitman
Peace is the only battle worth waging – Albert Camus
The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war
– Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.
– Dalai Lama
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
– William Hazlitt
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
– David Friedman
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
– Mother Teresa
War is obsolete. We are not here to fight something or tear something down; We are here to be the example of what is possible. Any sane individual will tell you that violence is … not the way.
– R. Buckminster Fuller
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
– Wayne Dyer
In war, truth is the first casualty.
We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
– Jeane Kirkpatrick
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
– Bertrand Russell
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
– George Orwell