The single clenched fist lifted and ready,
Or the open hand held out and waiting.
For we meet by one or the other.
—Carl Sandburg

The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace.
—Gittin 59b

Victory breeds hatred, for the defeated live in pain. Happily live the peaceful, giving up victory and defeat.
—Dhammapada 201

Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.
—Matthew 5:9

And make not Allah by your swearing (by him) an obstacle to your doing good and guarding (against evil) and making peace between men, and Allah is hearing and knowing.
—Qur’an 2.224

There never was a good war or a bad peace.
—Benjamin Franklin

Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace.
—Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
—Moshe Dayan


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