Friday Facts: Peace


The world is breaking our hearts this week. Needless death seems to be everywhere. So, today, we are breaking from our focus on the fields of publishing and writing to bring you words of peace.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
John Lennon

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace begins with a smile.”
Mother Teresa

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”

“This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more beautifully,
more devotedly than ever before.”
Leonard Bernstein

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Albert Einstein

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.”
Nelson Mandela

If you want to end the war then Instead of sending guns, send books.
Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.”
Malala Yousafzai

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it.
And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Peace be with you, friends.

If you have a dictionary story to share, send it in—we’re still looking for submissions. Here are the sample sentences for peace from Merriam-Webster:

  1. After many years of war, people on both sides were longing for peace.

  2. We said a prayer for world peace.

  3. He tried to negotiate a peace between the warring countries.

  4. There was a peace of 50 years before war broke out again.

  5. Peace and order were finally restored in the town.

  6. After years of therapy, he has finally achieved an inner peace.

  7. He is searching for inner peace.

  8. Insurance can provide you with peace of mind.

  9. The problem was settled and his mind was at peace.

  10. They are at peace with each other.


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