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Peace Is Our Profession. Dr Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 starring Peter Sellers & George C Scott & Sterling Hayden & Keenan Wynn & Slim Pickens & Peter Bull & James Earl James & Tracy Reed & Peter Bull & Shane Rimmer et al, director Stanley Kubrick, motto of 843th Bomb Wing Strategic Command
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. C S Lewis
‘Peace upon Earth!’ was said. We sing it,
And pay a million priests to bring it.
After two thousand years of mass
We’ve got as far as poison-gas. Thomas Hardy, Christmas
When will the world know that peace and propagation are the two most delightful things in it? Horace Walpole, 1778
I am utterly convinced that Science and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War, that nations will eventually unite not to destroy but to edify, and that the future will belong to those who have done the most for the sake of suffering humanity. Louis Pasteur, cited Rene Jules Dubos, ‘Louis Pasteur, Free Lance of Science’, 1960
If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Marvin Gaye
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. Robert A Heinlein
The disunited mind is far from wise; how can it meditate? How be at peace? When you know no peace, how can you know joy? Bhagavad Gita
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. Confucius
You have been negotiating peace with Cardassia? Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s3e13: Life Support, Sisko to Kai Winn
In accepting the inevitable one finds peace. Star Trek: Voyager s5e5: Once Upon a Time, Tuvok to Tom
There never was a good war, or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. Benjamin Franklin
We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle
It is easier to make war than to make peace. Georges Clemenceau
This is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. Neville Chamberlain
The Fuhrer has often stressed Germany’s commitment to peace. Rudolf Hess
To us you [Hitler] are the guarantor of peace. Rudolph Hess, Triumph of the Will, 1935
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no-one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. Malcolm X
The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of Peacemaker. Richard Nixon, presidential acceptance address
I realise the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war, and frequently the words of the pursuers fall on deaf ears, but we have no more urgent task. John F Kennedy
Peace is not solely a matter of military or technical problems – it is primarily a problem of politics and people. And unless man can match his strides in weaponry and technology with equal strides in social and political development, our great strength, like that of the dinosaur, will become incapable of proper control – and like the dinosaur vanish from the earth. John F Kennedy, address United Nations September 1961
What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children – not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women – not merely peace in our time but peace for all time. John F Kennedy, 10th June 1963
The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war. We do not want a war. We do not now expect a war. This generation of Americans has already had enough – more than enough – of war and hate and oppression. We shall be prepared if others wish it. We shall be alert to try to stop it. But we shall also do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just. We are not helpless before that task or hopeless of its success. Confident and unafraid, we labor on – not toward a strategy of annihilation but toward a strategy of peace. ibid.
We must seek a world of peace – a world in which peoples dwell together in mutual respect and work together in mutual regard – a world where peace is not a mere interlude between wars, but an incentive to the creative energies of humanity. We will not find such a peace today, or even tomorrow. The obstacles to hope are large and menacing. Yet the goal of a peaceful world – today and tomorrow – must shape our decisions and inspire our purposes. So we are all idealists. We are all visionaries. Let it not be said of this Atlantic generation that we left ideals and visions to the past, nor purpose and determination to our adversaries. We have come too far, we have sacrificed too much, to disdain the future now. John F Kennedy, 25th June 1963
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, that pursuit must go on. John F Kennedy, September 1963
The task of building the peace lies with the leaders of every nation, large and small. For the great powers have no monopoly on conflict or ambition ... The long labor of peace is an undertaking for every nation – and in this effort none of us can remain unaligned. To this goal none can be uncommitted. ibid.
But peace does not rest in charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. And if it is cast out there, then no act, no pact, no treaty, no organization can hope to preserve it without the support and the wholehearted commitment of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper; let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace, in the hearts and minds of all our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings. ibid.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King
We cannot make peace with people who are not peaceful with innocent creatures. M F Moonzajer
You will have to find your own peace. The Borgias s3e1: The Face of Death, Rodrigo to Cesare, Showtime 2013
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. Saint Francis de Sales
You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory. J Donald Walters
If peace cannot be maintained with honour, it is no longer peace. Lord John Russell, speech 19th September 1853
We’re gonna shoot down the dumb fucking clichés people use to picture peace and the dumber ways they use to achieve it. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s6e9: World Peace, Showtime 2008
The secret to world peace is money, trade, financial interdependence. ibid.
So what the hell does the UN do? Nobody knows. ibid.
Peace is simply ‘not war’. ibid.