Daniel Halliday
Sep 21 · Last update 3 mo. ago.
What is the greatest historical quote concerning peace?
There are many thinkers that have hypothesised on the subject of peace, which peace inspiring quote of history is the most effective?
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John Lennon
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Thich Nhat Hanh
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United Nations - John Peters Humphrey et al
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Albert Einstein
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Homer
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Martin Luther King Jr.
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Mohandas Karamchand "Mahatma" Gandhi
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John Lennon

"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one." - From the 1971 song Imagine.

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Thich Nhat Hanh

"Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace." - From his book Being Peace, 1987.

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United Nations - John Peters Humphrey et al

"Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world." - from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December 1948, initial draft by John Peter Humphrey with redrafting by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights Drafting Committee (with notable members including Eleanor Roosevelt of the US, René Cassin of France, Charles Malik of Lebanon, and P. C. Chang of the Republic of China (Taiwan)). Several amendments and propositions were also made by UN member states.

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Albert Einstein

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. You cannot subjugate a nation forcibly unless you wipe out every man, woman, and child. Unless you wish to use such drastic measures, you must find a way of settling your disputes without resort to arms." in a speech to the New History Society, 14 December 1930.

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Homer

"To speak his thoughts is every freeman's right, in peace and war, in council and in fight." - From the ancient Greek epic poem the Iliad, 8th Century BCE.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

"Today it is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence; it is either nonviolence or nonexistence." - Palm Sunday Sermon on Gandhi, 22 March 1959.

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Mohandas Karamchand "Mahatma" Gandhi

"The one condition for fighting for peace and liberty is to acquire self-restraint", from his 1984 book The Quintessence of Gandhi in His Own Words.

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