I am sure you have seen or read the famous peace quote “Make Love Not War”. Or rather an anti-war slogan popular with the American counterculture during the Sixties. It was said to be coined by American social critic George Alexander Legman.

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Albert Einstein, George Bernard Shaw, Gandhi and many others have also contributed some of the best known peace quotes. Read each of their peace quote, you will be amazed by how relevant their words of wisdom on today’s quest for peace.

Go through slowly one peace quote at a time and understand what each means.

“Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.” – President John F. Kennedy

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

“The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.” – Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr

“There was never a good war or a bad peace.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.” – Robert Fulghum

“Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Peace is costly but it is worth the expense” – African Proverb

“Peace on earth, or earth in pieces. There never was a good war or bad peace.” – Benjamin Franklin

“When my heart is at peace, the world is at peace.” – Chinese Proverb

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein