Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work.— Cesar Chavez
Simplistic Make Peace Not War quotations
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.
There must be renewed recognition that societies are kept stable and healthy by reform, not by thought police; this means there must be free play for so-called subversive ideas - every idea subverts the old to make way for the new. To shut off subversion is to shut off peaceful progress and to invite revolution and war.
We have all taken risks in the making of war.
Isn't it time that we should take risks to secure peace?
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.
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
When I pray for peace, I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war, but above all that my country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable.
War creates peace like hate creates love.
You may say i'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
Peace is not something you wish for, it's something you make
The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all.
Born in the same land, we ought to live as brothers, doing to each other all the good we can, and not listening to wicked men, who may endeavor to make us enemies. By living in peace, we can help and prosper one another; by waging war, we can kill and destroy many on both sides; but those who survive will not be the happier for that.
The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the strongest.
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.
Preventive war was an invention of Hitler.
I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing.
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.
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
Statism needs war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing.
Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life.
War is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror.
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. Only economic action has created the wealth around us; labor, not the profession of arms, brings happiness. Peace builds, war destroys.
I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit.
If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
Sometimes you are forced to defend your beliefs.
Sometimes you are forced to look at relationships that aren't positive anymore. There are times when I have had to make peace with the fact that I am at war. And sometimes you have to fight those who do not want love to conquer all.
War's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at.
I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.
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.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
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.
Men like war: they do not hold much sway over birth, so they make up for it with death. Unlike women, men menstruate by shedding other people's blood.
I never again want to see the face of a starving child or hear the weeping of a mother who has lost her son to war. Peace, this is what my husband gave his life for, and I want the world to know that he did not die in vain. Peace, this is what will make me very happy.
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
Let not your zeal to share your principles entice you beyond your borders.
Life is what happens when we are busy doing other things.
Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are and something you give away.
It should therefore be difficult in a republic to declare war; but not to make peace.
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.
You cannot make peace with terrorists. The normal dividing lines between war and peace do not apply.