— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
„Peace at, Peace in the World.“
Yurtta Sulh, Cihanda Sulh.
„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)
„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
„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
Broadcast to the Nation, 12 November 1984
— Frank Buchman Evangelical theologist 1878 - 1961
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
Source: Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prem_Rawat.
„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
Peace and reconciliation in the Egypt and Syria uprisings http://dezayasalfred.wordpress.com.
— William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898
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.
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
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)
„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
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.
— 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
„True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace.“
— Далай-лама XIV spiritual leader of Tibet 1935
Context: Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace.
„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