“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.”
“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.”
“Days of absence, sad and dreary, Clothed in sorrow's dark array, Days of absence, I am weary; She I love is far away.”
“Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.”
“Peace is more than just the absence of war. True peace is justice, true peace is freedom. And true peace dictates the recognition of human rights.”
“If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.”
“Peace is not just the absence of war. Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith.”
Pope John Paul II
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