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Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction. ~ Bernard Baruch
World Peace can be achieved when the Power Of Love replaces the Love Of Power. ~ Sri Chinmoy

World peace is an ideal of freedom, peace, and happiness among and within all nations and/or people. It generally includes an idea of planetary non-violence by which nations willingly cooperate, either voluntarily or by virtue of a system of governance that prevents warfare. The term is sometimes used to refer to a cessation of all hostility among all individuals.


  • Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation … Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.
    • Bernard Baruch, Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (14 June 1946).
  • これはぼくらの叫びです これは私たちの祈りです 世界に平和をきずくための
  • This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace in the world.
  • My books, they all have only one message: the heart's Power Of Love must replace the mind's Love Of Power. If I have the Power Of Love, then I shall claim the whole World as my own … World Peace can be achieved when the Power Of Love replaces the Love Of Power.
  • I am the last man in the world to say that the succor which is given us from America is not in itself something to rejoice at greatly. But I also say that I can see more in the knowledge that America is going to win a right to be at the conference table when the terms of peace are discussed…. It would have been a tragedy for mankind if America had not been there, and there with all her influence and power.
    • D. Lloyd George, speech, at the Meeting of American Residents in London (April 12, 1917); reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 917.
  • This my dear friend is the one truly great contribution of my Wonder Woman strip to moral education of the young. The only hope for peace is to teach people who are full of pep and unbound force to enjoy being bound--enjoy submission to kind authority, wise authority, not merely tolerate such submission. Wars will only cease when humans enjoy being bound.
  • Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who, I believe, should rule the world.
    • William Moulton Marston The Secret History of Wonder Woman, The Secret History of Wonder Woman (2014) by Jill Lepore
  • Mr. Carpenter: I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all or no one is secure. Now, this does not mean giving up any freedom except the freedom to act irresponsibly. Your ancestors knew this when they made laws to govern themselves and hired policemen to enforce them. We of the other planets have long accepted this principle. We have an organization for the mutual protection of all planets and for the complete elimination of aggression. The test of any such higher authority is, of course, the police force that supports it. For our policemen, we created a race of robots. Their function is to patrol the planets—in space ships like this one—and preserve the peace. In matters of aggression, we have given them absolute power over us; this power can not be revoked. At the first sign of violence, they act automatically against the aggressor. The penalty for provoking their action is too terrible to risk. The result is that we live in peace, without arms or armies, secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war—free to pursue more profitable enterprises. Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet. But if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: Join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer; the decision rests with you.
  • Light Yagami: I've already covered the most viscious criminals. So now the level of atrocity is coming down. And every single one of them will die of a heart attack! Even a fool is going to notice that somebody is bumping off bad guys. I'm going to make the whole world know I'm here...that somebody is passing righteous judgement on them! And then nobody will commit crimes anymore. The world will be a better place. And while people who obviously deserve to be punished are dying of heart attacks. I'll gradually be killing off immoral; people who harass others through illness and accidents. Even that will eventually be noticed by the idiot masses. They'll realize they'll die if they don't change their ways...I'll be making this a world inhabited by people I decide are good!
Ryuk: You do something like that, the only one left with a bad personality will be you...
Light Yagami: What are you talking about Ryuk? I'm a serious straight-A student...a model teenager. And I...will reign over a new world.
Ryuk: I was right, humans are fun!!
  • Peace on the earth, good will to men, / From Heaven's all gracious King.
    • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (1849) by Edmund Sears
  • Kay: We do not discharge our weapons in view of the public.
Jay: Can we drop the cover-up bullshit?! There's an Alien Battle Cruiser that's gonna blow-up the world if we don't...
Kay: There's always an Alien Battle Cruiser...or a Korlian Death Ray, intergalactic plague about to wipe out life on this planet, and the only thing that lets people get on with their hopeful little lives is that they don't know about it.
  • To Woodrow Wilson, the apparent failure, belongs the undying honor, which will grow with the growing centuries, of having saved the "little child that shall lead them yet." No other statesman but Wilson could have done it. And he did it.
    • Gen. Jan Christian Smuts, letter (Jan. 8, 1921); publiched in the New York Evening Post (March 2, 1921).
  • It was the human spirit itself that failed at Paris. It is no use passing judgments and making scapegoats of this or that individual statesman or group of statesmen. Idealists make a great mistake in not facing the real facts sincerely and resolutely. They believe in the power of the spirit, in the goodness which is at the heart of things, in the triumph which is in store for the great moral ideals of the race. But this faith only too often leads to an optimism which is sadly and fatally at variance with actual results. It is the realist and not the idealist who is generally justified by events. We forget that the human spirit, the spirit of goodness and truth in the world, is still only an infant crying in the night, and that the struggle with darkness is as yet mostly an unequal struggle…. Paris proved this terrible truth once more. It was not Wilson who failed there, but humanity itself. It was not the statesmen that failed, so much as the spirit of the peoples behind them.
    • Gen. Jan Christian Smuts, letter (Jan. 8, 1921); publiched in the New York Evening Post (March 2, 1921).
  • Rules of conduct which govern men in their relations to one another are being applied in an ever-increasing degree to nations. The battlefield as a place of settlement of disputes is gradually yielding to arbitral courts of justice.
    • William Howard Taft, Dawn of World Peace, in U.S. Bureau of Education Bulletin, No. 8. (1912).
  • The development of the doctrine of international arbitration, considered from the standpoint of its ultimate benefits to the human race, is the most vital movement of modern times. In its relation to the well-being of the men and women of this and ensuing generations, it exceeds in importance the proper solution of various economic problems which are constant themes of legislative discussion or enactment.
    • William Howard Taft, Dawn of World Peace, in U.S. Bureau of Education Bulletin, No. 8. (1912).
  • Universal Peace, assuming it to be in the fullest sense realizable, might not require eons for its accomplishment, however probable this may appear, judging from the imperceptibly slow growth of all great reformatory ideas of the past. … Our accepted estimates of the duration of natural metamorphoses, or changes in general, have been thrown in doubt of late. The very foundations of science have been shaken.
  • Ra's Al Ghul: Five minutes thereafter one bomb will be lowered deep into the heart of each pit. The satellite will in turn relay a microwave signal that will detonate all the bombs simultaneously. The multiple explosions will result in a global chain reaction. All the Lazarus pits throughout the world will overflow. The globe will be saturated with their chemical solution and when the resultant cataclysm has abated there will come a blessed peace. And this poor defiled planet shall find itself restored to its former pristine glory.
Batman: But that will cost countless lives!
Ra's Al Ghul: Actually, detective, we have counted; two billion, fifty six million, nine hundred and eighty six thousand. A most impressive plan, would you not agree?
Batman: Yes...I can see it clearly now for the first time...You are completely out of your mind!
Ra's Al Ghul: Infidel dog!

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