Quotes of Calmness

“ Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict — alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence. ”

- Dorothy Thompson

“ I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for further desires. ”

- Marcel Proust

“ A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be. ”

- Abraham Maslow

“ All we are saying is give peace a chance… ”

- John Lennon

“ Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Seek peace, and pursue it. ”

- Bible

“ I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace. ”

- Joseph Conrad

“ Peace hath her victories, No less renowned than war. ”

- John Milton

“ Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God — the rest will be given. ”

- Harold Ross

“ If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure. ”

- John Bright

“ Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold

“ 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. ”

- Lord William Beveridge

“ I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war. ”

- Georges Clemenceau

“ Five enemies of peace inhabit with us / avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. ”

- Francesco Petrarch

“ Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Harold Ross

“ I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. ”

- Margaret Thatcher

“ It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace. ”

- Andre Gide

“ To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. ”

- George Washington

“ Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. ”

- Albert Schweitzer

“ War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. ”

- Jimmy Carter

“ If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament — disarmament follows peace. ”

- Bernard Baruch

“ Smiling always with a never fading serenity of countenance, and flourishing in an immortal youth. ”

- Isaac Barrow

“ I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death… I think… peace and tranquillity will return again. ”

- Anne Frank

“ The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required ''blood and sweat and tears.''. ”

- Charles F. Kettering

“ We have believed — and we do believe now — that freedom is indivisible, that peace is indivisible, that economic prosperity is indivisible. ”

- Indira Gandhi

“ Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other. ”

- Bible

“ Hark the herald angels sing, "Glory to the new-born king." Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled! ”

- Charles Wesley

“ How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace. ”

- Bible
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