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Civil Peace Quotes


"f local civil government is necessary for local civil peace, then world civil government is necessary for world peace." - Mortimer Adler

"Civil disobedience is a lever which can move the world by using peace as a fulcrum." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"There can be no civil peace without the rule of law." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"[A.J. Muste] was very influenced - in - influential in the peace movement, in the civil rights movement." - Nat Hentoff

"Indeed, a civil resister offers resistance only when peace becomes impossible." - Mahatma Gandhi

"IMAGINE PEACE: Think PEACE, Act PEACE, Spread ? PEACE ." - Yoko Ono

"To reach peace, teach peace." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Peace is a civil right which makes other human rights possible. Peace is a precondition for our existence. Peace permits our continued existence." - Dennis Kucinich

"Civil government is an ordinance of God, to conserve the civil peace of a people, so far as concerns their bodies and goods." - Roger Williams

"As a civil rights leader, Mrs. King's vision of racial peace and nonviolent social change was a fortifying staple in advancing the civil rights movement." - James T Walsh

"Patriotism threatens free speech with death. It is infuriated by thoughtful hesitation, constructive criticism of our leaders and pleas for peace. It despises people of foreign birth. It has specifically blamed homosexuals, feminists and the American Civil Liberties Union. In other words, the American flag stands for intimidation, censorship, violence, bigotry, sexism, homophobia and shoving the Constitution through a paper shredder. Whom are we calling terrorists here?" - Barbara Kingsolver

"Truth, purity, self-control, firmness, fearlessness, humility, unity, peace, and renunciation - these are the inherent qualities of a civil resister." - Mahatma Gandhi

"For to me every sort of peace with the citizens seemed to be of more service than civil war." - Cicero

"For to me every sort of peace with the citizens seemed to be of more service than civil war." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace." - Herodotus

"Civil liberty is only natural liberty, modified and secured by the sanctions of civil society." - Alexander Hamilton

"Peace and love, peace and love!" - Ringo Starr

"Peace is defined as harmony among those who are divided. When, therefore, we end the civil war within our nature and cultivate peace within ourselves, we become at peace." - Gregory of Nyssa

"Peace will be victorious." - Yitzhak Rabin

"I'd rather teach peace." - Colman Mccarthy

"Peace is perfected activity." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Any kind of civil rights oppression is wrong." - Bryan Cranston

"Without peace and the rule of law, civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights cannot be enjoyed, when killing, maiming and mutual poisoning prevail." - Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

"To rob, to ravage, to murder, in their imposing language, are the arts of civil policy. When they have made the world a solitude, they call it peace." - Tacitus

"The crucial role communists played in organizing industrial unions in the 1930s and struggling for social reforms, peace, and civil rights strengthened rather then undermined democratic forces." - Michael Parenti

"Disbelief in futurity loosens in a great measure the ties of morality, and may be for that reason pernicious to the peace of civil society." - David Hume

"Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as our prince of peace, of civil rights. We owe him something major that will keep his memory alive." - Morgan Freeman

"I was raised with no religious training or influence. Except the influence was to be a moral and ethical person at the secular level. And to be a peace marcher, an activist for civil rights, peace and justice." - Anne Lamott

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

"There is no road towards peace; peace is the road" - Mahatma Gandhi

"If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another." - Dalai Lama

"Joy is peace dancing and peace is joy at rest." - F.B. Meyer

"Peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace." - Dalai Lama

"Individual peace is the unit of world peace." - David Lynch

"Do not destroy anybody's peace. You will find peace." - Wasif Ali Wasif

"Let peace and beauty reign." - Moby

"Peace starts with a smile" - Mother Teresa

"Peace is freedom in tranquility." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"'peace and friendship, in freedom.'" - Dwight D Eisenhower

"A disarmed peace is weake." - George Herbert

"Many men cry Peace! Peace! but they refuse to do the things that make for peace." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others will be possible." - Nhat Hanh

"where civil blood makes civil hands unclean" - William Shakespeare

"Experience shows that great enterprises seldom end with a tidy and satisfactory flourish. Together, we are doing our best to re-establish peace and civil order in the Gulf region, and to help those members of civil and ethnic minorities who continue to suffer through no fault of their own. If we succeed, our military success will have achieved its true objective." - Queen Elizabeth II

"America's real plan is to fuel a civil war, while the national plan is for all Lebanese to live in peace with one another. There will be no return to civil war. All the political powers as well as the media must work to reduce religious tensions and make everyone understand that they will not allow Lebanon to be destroyed again." - Hassan Nasrallah

"It is time enough, for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere [in the propagation of religious teachings] when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order." - Thomas Jefferson

"Let the erring sisters depart in peace; the idea of getting up a civil war to compel the weaker States to remain in the Union appears to us horrible to the last degree." - Jane Swisshelm

"I think my experience at the University of Chicago, working in the civil rights movement, working in the peace movement, working with community organizations, did a lot to influence the politics that I have." - Bernie Sanders

"I'm the Duke of Riverside. I build things here and pretty much keep the peace, and discourage certain behaviors. If you think all that has been achieved through entirely civil and lawful means, you've had your head in a bucket." - Ellen Kushner

"Experience has everywhere shown us, and especially in the Philippines, that the classes which are better off have always been addicted to peace and order because they live comparatively better and may be the losers in civil disturbances." - Jose Rizal

"Civil liberties victories never stay won, but must be fought for over and over again." - Ira Glasser

"There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights." - Dorothy Height

"We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is civil war." - Charles Caleb Colton

"The United States should be an asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty." - Thomas Paine

"From hence, let fierce contending nations know, what dire effects from civil discord flow." - Joseph Addison

"He was so generally civil, that nobody thanked him for it." - Samuel Johnson

"I am deeply skeptical of re-entering into Iraq's civil war." - John Garamendi

"Too civil by half." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"If we desire peace, we must prepare for peace. The most important thing is to build a culture of peace." - Anwarul Karim Chowdhury

"Bring peace to the Earth by bringing peace to all those whose lives you touch. Be peace." - Neale Donald Walsch

"If you want peace, work for justice." - Pope Paul Vi

"It Is possible to live in peace." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Peace, like charity, begins at home." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"There can be no peace without law." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Poetry is an act of peace." - Pablo Neruda

"May they rest in eternal peace." - Gordon Pinsent

"Let no one steal your peace." - Bikram Choudhury

"Let's all cry peace, freedom, and liberty!" - William Shakespeare

"We all sang the songs of peace" - Melanie

"The true objective of war is peace." - Sun Tzu

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

"Perpetual peace is a futile dream." - George S Patton

"The right is more precious than peace." - Woodrow Wilson

"Peace visits not the guilty mind." - Juvenal

"Peace is only a thought away." - Jill Bolte Taylor

"Yeah, let's keep the peace going." - Avril Lavigne

"Forgive yourself for not being at peace." - Eckhart Tolle

"Without knowing yourself, there is no peace." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Peace, peace, peace. Peace is organized." - Eddie Izzard

"We believe that peace is at hand." - Henry A Kissinger

"Peace is restrained; this is free." - Veronica Roth

"The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion." - Mother Teresa

"There is nothing more powerful than peace." - Sri Chinmoy

"Compassion is where peace and justice kiss" - Meister Eckhart

"Peace is the language we must speak." - Pope Francis

"There's great peace in surrendering to principles" - Stefan Molyneux

"My Peace I leave with you" - John The Apostle

"Hearts at peace, under an English heaven." - Rupert Brooke

"They make solitude, which they call peace." - Tacitus

"Worry increases pressure; prayer releases peace." - Joyce Meyer

"Prayer is the passport to peace." - Thomas S Monson

"Peace and wickedness are far asunder." - Benjamin Stillingfleet

"Abate the edge of traitors, gracious Lord, That would reduce these bloody days again And make poor England weep in streams of blood! Let them not live to taste this land's increase That would with treason wound this fair land's peace! Now civil wounds are stopped, peace lives again: That she may long live here, God say amen!" - William Shakespeare

"To me the Nobel Peace laureates should not be hosted by a State Department that is continuing with war, removing basic civil liberties and human rights and international law and then talking about peace to young people. That's a double standard." - Mairead Corrigan

"A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace." - Gersonides

"Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace." - Therese Of Lisieux

"Our goal must not be peace in our time but peace for all time." - Harry S Truman

"We do not want the peace of slaves nor the peace of the grave." - Emiliano Zapata

"Working for peace in the future is to work for peace in the present moment." - Nhat Hanh

"If you yourself are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world." - Thomas Merton

"Before we find world peace, we gotta find peace in the war on the streets." - Tupac Shakur

"What peace can they have who are not at peace with God?" - Matthew Henry

"Peace comes from the acceptance of the part of you that can never be at peace." - Joss Whedon

"Peace is always possible but we have to seek it. Let us pray for peace." - Pope Francis

"Peace is our very nature, and yoga leads you to inner peace." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"When you make peace with yourself, the world will mirror back that same level of peace." - Debbie Ford

"The peace of God is first and foremost peace with God." - J I Packer

"There will be no universal peace until the Prince of Peace appears." - J C Ryle

"How do you want to create peace, if there is no peace inside yourselves?" - Nhat Hanh

"Peace is a stranger to the rigid mind. Peace is a guest of the flexible heart." - Sri Chinmoy

"If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace." - Eckhart Tolle

"Why do kids always say peace out, I though peace was in." - Bill Cosby

"To achieve peace, it is crucial to eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy that prevents peace processes from advancing." - Widad Akrawi

"Coexistence and personal peace are at the heart of global peace and harmony." - Widad Akrawi

"If there is to be peace in the home, There must be peace in the heart." - Laozi

"For the sake of peace one may lie, but peace itself should never be a lie." - The Talmud

"Every little bit of peace I bring someone is worth the peace I never had." - Chico Xavier

"Not everyone who has made peace with God has realized the peace of God." - Vance Havner

"Music is the message of peace, and music only brings peace." - Zubin Mehta

"It was civil disobedience that won them their civil rights." - Tariq Ali

"Some civil servants are neither servants nor civil." - Winston Churchill

"The Cause of civil liberty must not be surrendered at the end of one, or even one hundred defeats." - Abraham Lincoln

"All men, among themselves, are by nature equal. The inequality we now discern hath its spring from the civil law." - Thomas Hobbes

"But it struck me that the extreme violence and cruelty of the English Civil War had gone understated." - Simon Schama

"All wars are civil ones; for it is still man spilling his own blood, tearing out his own bowels." - Francois Fenelon

"In a free government the security for civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights." - James Madison

"You cannot demand your rights, civil or otherwise, if you are unwilling to say what you are." - Merle Miller

"Our problem is civil obedience" - Matt Damon

"Civil liberties, good. Lawyers, bad." - Richard Belzer

"I certainly support civil unions." - Carly Fiorina

"Can love and peace live in the same heart? Youth is unhappy because it is faced with this terrible choice; love without peace, or peace without love." - Pierre Beaumarchais

"The key point is kindness. With kindness one will have inner peace. Through inner peace, world peace can one day be a reality." - Dalai Lama

"O dreamers of peace, come. Let us walk together. O lovers of peace, come. Let us run together. O servers of peace, come. Let us grow together." - Sri Chinmoy

"It is not the world that needs peace, it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace." - Prem Rawat

"We are all God's children. But world-peace-dreamers, world-peace-lovers and world-peace-servers are undoubtedly God's choicest children." - Sri Chinmoy

"In the light of his vision he has found his freedom: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and his work is peace." - Dhammapada

"Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace." - Martin Luther

"Patience is no small, fell-good personal quality. It is at the heart of diplomacy and civility, lawfulness and civil order. Without it, people can't work together and society can't function at all. With it, we create the possibility of peace between people and between nations." - M. J. Ryan

"How blessed is he, who leads a country life, Unvex'd with anxious cares, and void of strife! Who studying peace, and shunning civil rage, Enjoy'd his youth, and now enjoys his age: All who deserve his love, he makes his own; And, to be lov'd himself, needs only to be known." - John Dryden

"I was under the librarians' protection. Civil servants and servants of civility, they had my back. The would be whatever they needed to be that day: information professionals, teachers, police, community organizers, computer technicians, historians, confidantes, clerks, social workers, storytellers, or, in this case, guardians of my peace." - Marilyn Johnson

"To rob, to ravage, to murder, in their imposing language, are the arts of civil policy. When they have made the world a solitude, they call it peace. [Lat., Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium, atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.]" - Tacitus

"In less than a century we experienced great movement. The youth movement! The labor movement! The civil rights movement! The peace movement! The solidarity movement! The women's movement! The disability movement! The disarmament movement! The gay rights movement! The environmental movement! Movement! Transformation! Is there any reason to believe we are done?" - Holly Near

"That in order to achieve the triumph of liberty, justice and peace in the international relations of Europe, and to render civil war impossible among the various peoples which make up the European family, only a single course lies open: to constitute the United States of Europe" - Mikhail Bakunin

"President Obama continues to support war. He continues to remove many basic civil liberties and human rights. He continues to condone drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan that kill women and children. He meets with his advisers every Tuesday morning and signs extrajudicial killings. To me, those are not the actions of a peace person." - Mairead Corrigan

"Our country as a whole, no less than the Hastings College of Law, values tolerance, cooperation, learning, and the amicable resolution of conflicts. But we seek to achieve those goals through "[a] confident pluralism that conduces to civil peace and advances democratic consensus-building," not by abridging First Amendment rights." - Samuel Alito

"Quakers are known for wanting to give back. Ban the bomb and the civil rights movement and the native American struggle for justice - those things were very, very front-burner in my childhood, as were the ideas of working for peace and if you have more than you need, then you share it with people who don't." - Bonnie Raitt

"When I arrived in America, I experienced serious culture shock. For someone with a religious upbringing, the 1960s were an extremely difficult time. Even though religion was a big part of the civil rights and peace movements, in my college religion was treated as irrelevant, hopelessly stodgy, and behind the times." - Feisal Abdul Rauf

"I feel that my father's greatest legacy was the people he inspired to get involved in public service and their communities, to join the Peace Corps, to go into space. And really that generation transformed this country in civil rights, social justice, the economy and everything." - Caroline Kennedy

"Africans are on the front lines of humanitarian efforts, distributing life-saving aid in dangerous environments. Africans comprise the vast majority of peacekeepers in civil conflict on that continent. Africans for the most part lead peace negotiations for the wars being fought in Africa." - John Prendergast

"Before the civil war, Pottibakia was a normal member of the Comity of Nations. She erected tariff walls, broke treaties, persecuted minorities, obstructed at conferences unless she was convinced there was no danger of a satisfactory solution; then she strained every nerve in the cause of peace." - E M Forster



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