Daily Inspiring Quotes

Peace, Love, Compassion, Tolerance

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War and Violence

The most disadvantaged peace is better than the most just war.
(Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch philosopher, 1469-1563)
Those who start war know that because of their high political position
their own lives will not be in danger.
(Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the USA, born 1924)
Making peace is much harder than making war.
(Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein, born 1948)
If we practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,
soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)
There is such a thing as a antion being so right
that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.
(Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the USA, 1856-1924)
Peace is not an absence of war.  It is a virtue, a state of mind.
(Baruch Spinoza, Dutch born Jewish philosopher, 1632-1677)
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
(Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the USA, 1809-1865)
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)
We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
(Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the USA, born 1924)
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
(Mark Twain, American author, 1835-1910)
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)
An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
(Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer, born 1939)
There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.
(Havelock Ellis, English psychologist and author, 1859-1939)
Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defences of peace.
(U. Thant, secretary-general of the UN, 1909-1974)
The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure.
(Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the USA, 1908-1973)
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.
God has never blessed a country at war.
(Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the USA, 1743-1826)
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, American political writer)
Non-violence is the article of faith.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)
If I got to make just one law, it would be that the men who make the decisions to drop bombs would first, every time, have to spend one whole day taking care of a baby.
(Barbara Kingsolver, American writer, born 1955)