"Our civilization is now in the transition stage between the age of warring empires and a new age of world unity and peace."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."John Boyd Orr on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."John Boyd Orr on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."John Boyd Orr on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."John Boyd Orr on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. 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 be as one."John Boyd Orr on John Lennon
"There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty."
"When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions."
"Measured in time of transport and communication, the whole round globe is now smaller than a small European country was a hundred years ago."
"It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction."
"Our civilization has evolved through the continuous adjustment of society to the stimulus of new knowledge."