Peace Quotes

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War is obsolete.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.
– Aeschylus

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