Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
- Maria Montessori
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mahatma Gandhi
True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.
- Martin Luther King Jr
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson
The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don't have to gain, develop, or attain them. We're like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don't need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are -- as soon as we quit pretending we're small or unholy.
We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life.
- A. J. Muste