Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Devotion Peace Not War quotations
If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.
Instead of hating the people you think are war-makers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed - but hate these things in yourself, not in another.
Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.
Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work.
The best defence of peace is not power, but the removal of the causes of war, and international agreements which will put peace on a stronger foundation, than the terror of destruction.
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
Many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war.
A Time For Prayer "In times of war and not before, God and the soldier we adore.
But in times of peace and all things righted, God is forgotten and the soldier slighted." -Rudyard Kipling
We will not accept any...coexistence with Israel...Today the issue is not the establishment of peace between the Arab states and Israel....The war with Israel is in effect since 1948.
War is an evil thing; but to submit to the dictation of other states is worse.... Freedom, if we hold fast to it, will ultimately restore our losses, but submission will mean permanent loss of all that we value.... To you who call yourselves men of peace, I say: You are not safe unless you have men of action on your side.
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep peace. Everything it does which helps prevent World War III is good. Everything which does not further that goal, either directly or indirectly, is at best superfluous.
I sincerely want peace, not because I lack resources for war, but because I hate bloodshed.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from force of character: for obedience is the constant will to execute what, by the general decree of the commonwealth, ought to be done.
I am a man of peace. I believe in peace. But I do not want peace at any price.
Detente is a readiness to resolve differences and conflicts not by force, not by threats and sabre-rattling, but by peaceful means, at the conference table.
Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice.
Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.
If ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects us with each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice, religous values, and all other human endeavors would change radically.
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.
Killing a man in defense of an idea is not defending an idea; it is killing a man.
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.
The regenerated do not go to war, nor engage in strife.
They are children of peace who have beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning forks, and know no war.
We have all taken risks in the making of war.
Isn't it time that we should take risks to secure peace?
Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely.
Creating a world that is truly fit for children does not imply simply the absence of war... It means having primary schools nearby that educate children, free of charge... It means building a world fit for children, where every child can grow to adulthood in health, peace and dignity.
Peace is not just the absence of war.
Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith.
Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so.
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.
It has been, after all, 11 years, more than a decade now, of defiance of U.
N. resolutions by Saddam Hussein. Every obligation that he signed onto after the Gulf War, so that he would not be a threat to peace and security, he has ignored and flaunted.
I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
Peace is the result of an inner state of harmony.
It is not obtained by eliminating anything external, it is inside ourselves that we must find and suppress the causes of war.
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.
It is more difficult to organize a peace than to win a war;
but the fruits of victory will be lost if the peace is not organized.