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A time for war and a time for peace.

  - Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 3:8Topics: peace war
Better overt war than covert peace.

  - Shlomo RubinTopics: peace war
The wicked are like the tossing sea, for it cannot rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, says God, for the wicked.

  - Isaiah (Yesha'yahu) 57:20,21Topics: peace sin and repentance
If the wolf speaks of peace, gather in your flock at once!

  - Mishle YehoshuaTopics: peace animals
If a wolf comes to kill you, you are not bound to pat its back.

  - Samuel Joseph AgnonTopics: peace animals war
The first focus in life here on earth is to be at peace with all men.

  - Rabbi Joel Ben Abraham ShemariahTopics: peace
God is present whenever a peace treaty is signed.

  - Rabbi Nahman Ben Simha [The Bratslaver]Topics: peace
All your children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

  - Isaiah (Yesha'yahu) 54:13Topics: peace education
This people is for peace and for health in a land full of fevers.

  - Jessee SampterTopics: Israel peace health and medicine
Charity and loving-kindness intercede greatly and promote peace between Israel and their Father in Heaven.

  - Eleazar b. Jose, Tosefta: PeahTopics: love charity peace
To promote peace, we support the poor of the heathen, visit their sick and bury their dead, along with the poor, the sick, and the dead of Israel.

  - Talmud: GittinTopics: charity Israel peace
The more charity, the more peace.

  - Talmud, Pirke AvotTopics: charity peace
When a man's ways please Him, the Lord causes even his enemies to make peace with him.

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 16:7Topics: peace war
One does not wage war, whether profane or holy, before one offers peace, as it is written [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 20:10]---When you come near a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it!

  - RambamTopics: peace war
So great is peace that, even if Israel worship idols yet peace reigns among them, God says: I cannot, as it were, wield power over them, because peace prevails there.

  - Genesis (Bereshit) R.Topics: Israel peace
Neither good nor peace comes of quarrelling; Cain killed his brother in a quarrel.

  - Exodus (Shmot) R.Topics: peace sin and repentance
So great is peace that God's name is peace --- 'Shalom', that all the blessings are held within it.

  - Leviticus (Vayikra) R.Topics: peace
Benedictions are of no avail if peace is not with them.

  - Numbers (Bamidbar) R.Topics: peace
Flattery is permissible only to promote peace.

  - The Koretser RabbiTopics: peace wisdom
Work for peace within your family, then in your street, then within the community.

  - The Bershider RabbiTopics: peace government home and family
If you cannot find peace within yourself, it profits not to seek it elsewhere.

  - S. HurvitzTopics: peace
To start a revolution is not hard; to end it well and launch a peaceful economy is beyond our powers.

  - Yosef Chaim BrennerTopics: peace war government
Even on the threshold of war, we [Jews] are bidden to begin in no other way than with peace, for it is written: 'When you draw near a city to fight, first offer it peace.'

  - Midrash Leviticus R. 9Topics: peace war
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