Introduction The International Day of Peace, sometimes officially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September. What is It? It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian… Read More
“I don’t know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war.” Georges Clemenceau (1841 to 1929) Georges Clemenceau, byname The Tiger, French Le Tigre, was a statesman and journalist who was a dominant figure in the French Third Republic and, as premier (1917-20), a major contributor to the Allied… Read More
“Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.” General Bradley (1893 to 1981) Omar Nelson Bradley was a US Army officer who commanded the Twelfth Army Group, which helped ensure the Allied victory over Germany… Read More
“We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that me make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.” Albert Einstein (1879 to 1955) A German-born physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the… Read More
“The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.” Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900 to 1990) Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, née Swarup Kumari Nehru, was an Indian political leader and diplomat, one of the world’s leading women in public life in the 20th century.
“War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” Thomas Mann (1875 to 1955) Thomas Mann was a German novelist and essayist whose early novels – Buddenbrooks (1900), Der Tod in Venedig (1912; Death in Venice), and Der Zauberberg (1924; The Magic Mountain) – earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929.
“In the end the answer is peace and the only difference from now and then is the blood on the ground.” Palestinian Peacemaker