— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
„Peace at, Peace in the World.“
Yurtta Sulh, Cihanda Sulh.
„Two sorts of peace are more to be dreaded than all the troubles in the world — peace with sin, and peace in sin.“
— Joseph Alleine Pastor, author 1634 - 1668
An Alarm to the Unconverted aka A Sure Guide to Heaven (first published 1671), P. 143.
„We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds.“
— Kelsang Gyatso Tibetan writer and lama 1931
Transform Your Life: A Blissful Journey (2001)
„For nation-building, the first requisite is peace— peace with our neighbours and peace in the world. Our security environment has been vitiated.“
— Rajiv Gandhi sixth Prime Minister of India 1944 - 1991
Extracts from Speeches, Broadcast to the Nation, 12 November 1984
— Frank Buchman Evangelical theologist 1878 - 1961
Moral attitude, Remaking the world, The Speeches of Frank N.D. Buchman, Blandford Presss 1947, revised 1958, p. 3
„Peace needs to be in everyone's life. Of all the things we have tried in this world, there is one thing we have never given a chance. That one thing is peace. If we want to hope for something, maybe we could hope in our heart that peace will come in our life. The peace that we are looking for is within. It is in the heart, waiting to be felt, and I can help you get in touch with it. It is not the world that needs peace; it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Undated, Source: Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prem_Rawat.
— William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898
Disputed, Holding up a Qur'an in the House of Commons; quoted in Rafiq Zakaria, Muhammad and the Quran (Penguin Books, 1991), p. 59. Variant: "As long as a copy of this accursed book survives there can be no justice in the world." Quoted in Paul G. Lauren, ed., The China Hands' Legacy: Ethics and Diplomacy (Westview Press, 1987), p. 136. «Gladstone...threw the Quran into a closet and said, 'There will be no quiet in the world as long as this remains.'» Reported in Army Officers in Arab Politics and Society (1970) by Eliezer Bee̓ri, p. 367.
„Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.“
— Etty Hillesum Jewish diarist 1914 - 1943
„Peace is what today’s world needs most urgently, in Egypt, in Syria, in the Middle East, in Africa. Peace and reconciliation. Peace with rehabilitation of victims. Peace with understanding of causes. Peace with a plan for reconstruction – but not only material reconstruction. Moral reconstruction, value reconstruction, commitment to human dignity, faith in the future – this is essential to achieve peace with justice.“
— Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947
2013, Peace and reconciliation in the Egypt and Syria uprisings http://dezayasalfred.wordpress.com.
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
1930s, Context: If we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won’t have to struggle, we won’t have to pass fruitless idle resolutions. But we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering. Young India (19 November 1931, p. 361)
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
Context: There's this beautiful ocean of bliss and consciousness that is able to be reached by any human being by diving within, which is really peaceful and harmonious and can be enlivened by the group process. This group is a peace-creating group. It saturates the atmosphere. This is all about establishing peace. Right now, we gotta get peace back in the world. Peace is a real thing. As quoted in David Lynch's $1B Peace Plan" in The New York Post (22 October 2003) http://www.lynchnet.com/articles/peacepost.html
„We not only earnestly desire peace, but we are moved by a stern determination to avoid those perils that will endanger our peace with the world.“
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
1930s, Address at San Diego Exposition (1935), Context: This country seeks no conquest. We have no imperial designs. From day to day and year to year, we are establishing a more perfect assurance of peace with our neighbors. We rejoice especially in the prosperity, the stability and the independence of all of the American Republics. We not only earnestly desire peace, but we are moved by a stern determination to avoid those perils that will endanger our peace with the world.
„Every nation that wants peace will share the benefits of a freer world. And every nation that seeks peace has an obligation to help build that world.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
2000s, 2004, Speech to United Nations General Assembly (September 2004)
„When we see the possibilities of life, reflected in our own life, the quest for peace in the external world has to be preceded by a quest for peace in one’s internal world. Having had the opportunity for such an activity in my own life, I understand that peace is possible, peace is inevitable, if we work towards it.“
— Dennis Kucinich Ohio politician 1946
Interview with Monte Leach, Peace is possible, peace is inevitable, Share International (July 2003) http://www.share-international.org/magazine/old_issues/2003/july_03.htm#voice.