Peace

Peace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. In international relations, peacetime is not only the absence of war or violent conflict, but also the presence of positive and respectful cultural and economic relationships.

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Famous quotes containing the word peace:

    Father, hear my prayer. Forgive him. As you have forgiven all your children who have sinned. Don’t turn your face from him. He didn’t know what he was doing. Bring him at last to rest in your peace ... which he could never have found ... here.
    —A.I. (Albert Isaac)

    The little Jesus came to town;
    With ox and sheep He laid Him down;
    Peace to the byre, peace to the fold,
    For that they housed Him from the cold!
    Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856–1935)