Quotes about peace

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„Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword.“

—  Steven Runciman, book A History of the Crusades

A History of the Crusades (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, [1951-54] 1957) vol. 1 p. 15.

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„This is what my soul is telling me: be peaceful and love everyone.“

—  Malala Yousafzai Pakistani children's education activist 1997

UN speech, June 2013
Context: Even if there was a gun in my hand and he was standing in front of me, I would not shoot him. This is the compassion I have learned from Mohamed, the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This the legacy of change I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mohammed Ali Jinnah. This is the philosophy of nonviolence that I have learned from Gandhi, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa. And this is the forgiveness that I have learned from my father and from my mother. This is what my soul is telling me: be peaceful and love everyone.

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„The leading force in the struggle for peace and for strengthening cooperation among the peoples is the Soviet Union.“

—  Leonid Govorov Soviet military commander 1897 - 1955

Quoted in "USSR Information Bulletin" - 1942 - Page 358

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„True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace.“

—  Tenzin Gyatso spiritual leader of Tibet 1935

Nobel lecture (1989)
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.

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„I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.“

—  Steven Wright American actor and author 1955

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„The only way to abolish war is to make peace heroic.“

—  John Dewey American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer 1859 - 1952

James Hinton, Philosophy and Religion: Selections from the Manuscripts of the Late James Hinton, ed. Caroline Haddon, (2nd ed., London: 1884), [//books.google.com/books?id=DpxRAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA267 p. 267].
Widely misattributed on the internet to Dewey, who actually attributes it to Hinton in Human Nature and Conduct: An Introduction to Social Psychology (New York: 1922), [//books.google.com/books?id=Ws0RAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA115 p. 115].
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