Quotes on Peace War

If peace . . . only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars. Sophie Kerr

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. Jose Narosky

It is easier to make war than to make peace. Georges Clemenceau

War vies with magic in its efforts to get something for nothing... Lewis Mumford

There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders. Ralph Bunche

At least we're getting the kind of experience we need for the next war. Allen Dulles

War creates peace like hate creates love. David L. Wilson

The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all. Tacitus

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things. Ludwig Von Mises

Wars are not acts of God. They are caused by man, by man-made institutions, by the way in which man has organized his society. What man has made, man can change. Fred M. Vinson

We have all taken risks in the making of war. Isn't it time that we should take risks to secure peace? Ramsay MacDonald

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies Basil O'Connor

Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance. Indira Gandhi

War doesn't make boys men, it makes men dead. Ken Gillespie

I went into the Army believing that if you want peace you must prepare for war. I now believe that if you prepare thoroughly for war you will get it. John Frederick Maurice

War's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. William Cowper

Statism needs war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing. Ayn Rand

War...is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror. Ludwig Von Mises

Let not your zeal to share your principles entice you beyond your borders. Marquis De Sade

A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it. William Ralph Inge

War is sweet to those who haven't tasted it. Dulce bellum inexpertis. Desiderius Erasmus

In the name of peace They waged the wars ain't they got no shame Nikki Giovanni

Aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war. John F Kennedy

Instead of tug o' war, let's play hug o' war. Shel Silverstein

More than just an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. Franklin D Roosevelt

The mere absence of war is not peace. John F Kennedy

Peace is the harvest of love as war is the fruit of hate. Joan Walsh Anglund

As they used to say 'What if they gave a war and nobody came?' How worthwhile if they declared a day of peace and everybody came. Ed Asner

[T]he essence of so-called war prosperity: it enriches some by what it takes from others. It is not rising wealth but a shifting of wealth and income. Ludwig Von Mises

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it. Anne O'Hare McCormick

Although tyranny...may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people. Hannah Arendt

I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit. Thucydides

War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice. Norman Cousins

We shall never be able to effect physical disarmament until we have succeeded in effecting moral disarmament. Ramsay MacDonald

Only when there are many people who are pools of peace, silence, understanding, will war disappear. Rajneesh

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. A J Muste

History has witnessed the failure of many endeavors to impose peace by war, cooperation by coercion, unanimity by slaughtering dissidents.... A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets. Ludwig Von Mises

People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than governments. Dwight D Eisenhower

How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don't have a voice to speak? Isabel Allende

No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons. Croesus

The belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war is to me one with the belief in the possibility of making humanity really human. Ellen Key

War...is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer. Thomas Jefferson

Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war. David Dellinger

Peace hath her victories, no less renowned than War. John Milton

I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war. Georges Clemenceau

War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost limits. Carl Von Clausewitz

No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American. Edward Dahlberg

Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. Duke Of Wellington

We must shift the arms race into a 'peace race'. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "No" to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses. Louis Lecoin

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate power of the society but the people themselves. Thomas Jefferson

Is it not a strange blindness on our part to teach publicly the techniques of warfare and to reward with medals those who prove to be the most adroit killers? Marquis De Sade

I speak of peace, therefore, as the necessary rational end of rational men. I realize the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war... But we have no more urgent task. John F Kennedy

The bombs in Vietnam explode at home; they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made. Aristide Briand

Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance. George Bernard Shaw

Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace.It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him. Baudouin of Belgium

If we don't stop behaving like the British Empire, we will end up like the British Empire. Pat Buchanan

Peace as a positive condition of society, not merely as an interim between wars, is something so unknown that it casts no images on the mind's screen. Denise Levertov

War will stop when we no longer praise it, or give it any attention at all. Peace will come wherever it is sincerely invited. Alice Walker

Because we want the peace with half a heart and half a life and will, the war, of course, continues, because the waging of war, by its nature, is total - but the waging of peace, by our own cowardice, is partial. Daniel Berrigan

What is peace? Is it war? No. Is it strife? No. Is it lovely, and gentle, and beautiful, and pleasant, and serene, and joyful? O yes! Charles Dickens

Peace is neither the absence of war nor the presence of a disarmament agreement. Peace is a change of heart. Richard Lamm

I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war...suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own. Philip Caputo

War in the end is always about betrayal, betrayal of the young by the old, of soldiers by politicians, and of idealists by cynics. Chris Hedges

The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments. Michael Parenti

If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another. Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

If you want war, nourish a doctrine. Doctrines are the most frightful tyrants to which men ever are subject... William Graham Sumner

Those who have an interest in keeping the machinery of war going will stop at nothing to make public opinion subservient to their murderous ends. Albert Einstein

I have seen their backs before. Duke Of Wellington

the suppression of war is not the equivalent of peace. Vida Dutton Scudder

To be a dwarf in peace is more honourable than to be a giant in war! Mehmet Murat Ildan

It was rather a cessation of war than a beginning of peace. [Lat., Bellum magis desierat, quam pax coeperat.] Tacitus

War leads to peace. [Lat., Cedant arma togae.] Marcus Tullius Cicero

In short, Roberto privately concluded, if you would avoid wars, never make treaties of peace. Umberto Eco

Peace is produced by war. Pierre Corneille

War is fear cloaked in courage. William Westmoreland

He whom many fear, has himself many to fear. Publilius Syrus

Nuclear war is inevitable, says the pessimists; Nuclear war is impossible, says the optimists; Nuclear war is inevitable unless we make it impossible, says the realists. Sydney J Harris

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