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For 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
American First Lady
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Peace is not something you wish for;
It's something you make,
Something you do,
Something you are,
And something you give away.”

Robert Fulghum
American Writer, Minister, Working Cowboy
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Through violence you may murder a murderer,
but you can't murder murder.

Through violence you may murder a liar,
but you can't establish truth.

Through violence you may murder a hater,
but you can't murder hate.

Darkness cannot put out darkness.

Only light can do that…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Civil Rights Leader
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Once and for all the idea of glorious victories won by the glorious army must be wiped out. Neither side is glorious.
On either side they're just frightened men messing their pants and they all want the same thing - not to lie under the earth, but to walk up on it - without crutches.

Peter Weiss


What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?

Mahatma Gandhi
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“After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
 34th President of the United States


I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

George McGovern
United States Senator
1972 Presidential Candidate


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 a human society on mounds of corpses.

Louis Lecoin
French Anarchist


What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.

Robert E. Lee
Confederate General -
In A Letter To His Wife


Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.

Ernest Hemingway
American Author


If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa
Catholic Nun, Missionary
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
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“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”

Mahatma Gandhi
Indian Political and Spiritual Leader
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I will not play at tug o'war.
I'd rather play at hug o'war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.

Shel Silverstein
American Cartoonist, Children's Author
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Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.

Robert Fulghum
American Writer, Minister, Working Cowboy
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  “This I command you,
to love one another.”


The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith."

John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State


  “I have no idea if world peace is attainable.
    But aiming for it is.

     Stockard Channing
 American Actress


Where there is faith, there is love;
Where there is love, there is peace;
Where there is peace, there is God;
And where there is God; there is no need.

Leo Tolstoy
Russian Novelist
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“Speak out for justice and peace,
even if your voice trembles.

As seen on a bumper-sticker
in St. Paul, Minnesota


True peace is not for the spineless or self-absorbed. It has nothing to do with passivity or resignation. Peace demands honesty. It entails the burden of duty. Peace requires deeds of love.

Johann Christoph Arnold
From his book Seeking Peace


When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix
American Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter


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

J. Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister


Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”

 Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th President of the United States


“The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the
  warships, are all symbols of human failure.

  Lyndon B Johnson
  36th President of the United States


It cost about 75 cents to kill a man in Caesar's time. The price rose to about $3,000 per man during the Napoleonic wars; to $5,000 in the American Civil War; and then to $21,000 per man in World War I. Estimates for the future wars indicate that it may cost the warring countries not less than $50,000 for each man killed.

Senator Homer T. Bone


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It takes some perspective to think in billions. Keep the following in mind: one thousand seconds is about 17 minutes. One million seconds is about eleven and a half days. One billion seconds is about 32 years.

Tim Weiner
New York Times Correspondent


Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud.  I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth.  I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace. 

Charles Sumner
US Senator from Massachusetts


“There is nothing that war has ever achieved
that we could not better achieve without it.

Havelock Ellis
English Psychologist


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


In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.

Thich Nhat Hanh
Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, Author
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   “If peace only had
     the music and pageantry of war,
     there’d be no wars.

     Sophie Kerr


War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

John F. Kennedy
Thirty-Fifth President of the United States
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"I pledge allegiance to the world
to cherish every living thing,
to care for earth and sea and air,
with peace and freedom


A day will come when a cannon will be exhibited in museums, just as instruments of torture are now, and the people will be astonished that such a thing could have been.

Victor Hugo
French Author & Novelist
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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons and daughters of God.”

The Bible





This page is dedicated to the peacemakers among us - our courageous brothers and sisters working to build peaceful relationships in their homes, in their communities and throughout the world. They are our heroes...  and we will always remember and respect them.


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