The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"
One path alone leads to a life of peace The path of virtue.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
- Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1865
If peace cannot be maintained with honor, it is no longer peace.
- John Russell
What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars.
- Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
- Pope John XXIII