War does not determine who is right 

- only who is left.


Bertrand Russel

Let it be

time for us to dream

of a world without war.


Sri Chinmoy

We are, each of us angels with only one wing;

and we can only fly by embracing one another.


Luciano de Crescenzo

He who walks with peace

walks with Him...


The Holy Koran

Our future on this planet,

exposed as it is to nuclear annihilation,

depends one one single factor:

humanity must make a moral about-face.


Pope John Paul II

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,

but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.


Albert Einstein

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares,

and their spears into pruninghooks:

nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

neither shall they learn war any more.


Isaiah 2:4

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.


King Baudouin I

When the Power of Love

replaces the Love of Power,

man will have a new name: God


Sri Chinmoy

In separateness lies the world's great misery;

in compassion lies the world's true strength.


Lord Buddha

Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.


Mahatma Gandhi

It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.


Irish proverb

We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children.


David Bower

If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for.


Chinese Proverb

We must be the change we wish to see.


Mahatma Gandhi

World peace is us....We are each walking agents of the vision of peace we carry inside us.


Kathleen Vande Kieft

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.


Heda Bejar

Peace is a gift,

It is a gift we give to ourselves,

And then to each other.


Richard Goode

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.


Abraham Lincoln

I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask:

"Mother, what was war?"


Eve Merriam

Humanity can no longer be tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war.


Martin Luther King

Those for whom peace is no more than a dream are asleep to the future.


Jack DuVall

There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.


Elise Boulding

If you think you're too small to have an impact,

try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.


Anita Roddick

"As long as there is a low class, I am one of them. As long there exists a
crime, I am in it. As long there is even one person in prison, I am not


Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

- submitted by Lale Halimoglu

Inspirational things to do:


see  some of the poems for peace


check out peace art by children


read what the celebrities say about the World's Biggest Hug


read messages of peace from famous peace-makers


check out the "Peace of Art" exhibition

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind


Mahatma Gandhi



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