300+ Peace Quotes – Inspiration Quotes About Peace

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

We all desire peace and harmony in our lives as humans. Finding inner peace in today’s environment, where conflict, tension, quarrels, and disorder are rising, can be difficult. This is why people frequently seek inspiration from peace quotes.

Peace quotes are wise words or writings by great thinkers, leaders, and philosophers throughout history. These quotes remind us that peace is more than the absence of conflict; it is also a condition of mind and being that may be achieved through personal development and reflection.

In this post, we have included some of the most inspirational peace quotes to help you find inner peace, create harmony in your relationships, and cultivate a daily sense of quiet and calm. Whether you’re seeking daily inspiration or comfort in tough times, these quotes about peace will surely resonate with you.

Best Peace Quotes

Peace does not mean the absence of war, peace means the presence of harmony, love, satisfaction and oneness. Peace means a flood of love in the world’s family. – Sri Chinmoy


Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to inner love; it will transform you, it will divinize you, it will immortalize you. – Sri Chinmoy

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. — Virginia Woolf


Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.  – John F. Kennedy


Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains. – William Shakespeare


Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. — Marie Curie


I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. — Mohandas K. Gandhi


War is not inherent in human beings. We learn war and we learn peace. The culture of peace is something which is learned, just as violence is learned and war culture is learned. — Elise Boulding

America, the richest and most powerful nation in the world, can well lead the way in this revolution of values. There is nothing except a tragic death wish to prevent us from reordering our priorities so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war.  There is nothing to keep us from molding a recalcitrant status quo with bruised hands until we have fashioned it into a brotherhood. -Martin Luther King


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


Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Gautama Buddha


Peace is always beautiful. – Walt Whitman


The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life. – Peace Pilgrim


Peace begins When expectation ends. – Sri Chinmoy


One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. – Martin Luther King Jr.

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. – George Michael


Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. – St. Francis of Assisi


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


It is neither wealth or splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness. – Thomas Jefferson    


It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. — Maya Angelou     


My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could ever give another person. He believed in me. – Jim Valvano 


Better than a thousand useless words is one word that gives peace. – Gautama Buddha

Flowers every night Blossom in the sky, Peace in the Infinite,  peace am I. – Jalal Uddin Rumi


Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa


There was never a good war or a bad peace. – Benjamin Franklin


The technology we need most badly is the technology of community, the knowledge about how to cooperate to get things done. – Bill McKibben


We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. – Dalai Lama


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 cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. – Albert Einstein

Of all our dreams today, there is none more important – or so hard to realize – than that of peace in the world.  – Lester B. Pearson


We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. — Dwight D. Eisenhower


If every eight-year-old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.  — Dalai Lama


The only way to bring peace to the earth is to learn to make our own life peaceful. – Gautama Buddha


Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are. — Hafsat Abiola


You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. – Eckhart Tolle

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. – Gautama Buddha


You who want peace can find it only by complete forgiveness. – Helen Schucman


Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. – Dalai Lama


My heart forgives and releases. Inner peace is my goal. – Louise Hay


One’s mind finds no peace, neither enjoys pleasure or delight, nor goes to sleep, nor feels secure while the dart of hatred is stuck in the heart. – Gautama Buddha


Find peace in where and what you are. – CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve a lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. – Robert F. Kennedy


You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory. – J. Donald Walters


World peace begins with inner peace. – Dalai Lama


The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength. – Marcus Aurelius


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


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. – Martin Luther King Jr.


Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.  — Saint Francis de Sales

Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day. —Bernie Siegel


Lasting peace must begin within the depths of the individual, and from there spread in ever-widening circles as a dynamic force for world change. – Sri Chinmoy


The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence. – Norman Vincent Peale


Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. — Bertrand Russell


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


A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser. – William Shakespeare

Don’t ever let them pull you down so low as to hate them. — Booker T. Washington


Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. — John F. Kennedy


Peace cultures thrive on and are nourished by visions of how things might be, in a world where sharing and caring are part of the accepted lifeways for everyone. — Elise Boulding


By acting compassionately, by helping to restore justice and to encourage peace, we acknowledge that we are all part of one another. – Rahm Dass


So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning. – Aaron Copland


More than just an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


Peace is the only battle worth waging. – Albert Camus

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be the reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao Tzu


If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. – Mother Teresa


Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an is it is becoming. – Haile Selassie


Peace is the first thing the angels sang. – John Keble


It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. ― Chuck Palahniuk


Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others, I am beginning to discover.  And, for me, the core, the innerspring, can best be refound through solitude. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power. —  Oprah Winfrey


This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too. – Harlan Coben


By peace, we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively – a never-ending process. – Johan Galtung


To reach peace, teach peace. – Pope John Paul


There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. – Gandhi


Compassion is a spiritual technology. – Krista Tippett


For peace to reign on earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first. – Immanuel Kant

Peace in every home, every street, every village, every country this is my dream. – Malala Yousafzai


Peace is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away. – Robert Fulghum


Plant the seed of kindness in your heart and it will blossom into peace. – Michael Sotelo


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


The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms. — Thich Nhat Hanh


When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix


In some ways, the challenges are even more daunting than they were at the peak of the cold war. Not only do we continue to face grave nuclear threats, but those threats are being compounded by new weapons developments, new violence within States and new challenges to the rule of law. — Kofi Annan

Surrender to what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be. – Sonia Ricotti


Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. – Georges Bernanos


When you see the world through serene eyes, you generate peace wherever you go. – Jerry Dorsman


Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.  – Wayne W. Dyer


Outward peace is useless without inner peace. – Mahatma Gandhi


Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.  – Gautama Buddha


Peace is stronger than war. – EDWARD COUNSEL

To replace the old paradigm of war with a new paradigm of waging peace, we must be pioneers who can push the boundaries of human understanding. We must be doctors who can cure the virus of violence. We must be soldiers of the peace who can do more than preach to the choir. And we must be artists who will make the world our masterpiece. – Paul Chappell


You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you. – Joseph B. Wirthlin


The world is now too small for anything but brotherhood. – Arthur Powell Davies


The measure of wisdom is how calm you are when facing any given situation. – Naval Ravikant


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


God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. – C. S. Lewis


Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there’s no inner peace, people can’t give it to you. The husband can’t give it to you. Your children can’t give it to you. You have to give it to you. — Linda Evans


A peaceful world Is an immediate, utter and absolute Necessity. – Sri Chinmoy


Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions. – Gerald Jampolsky


Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional. — Max Lucado


If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another. – Winston Churchill


War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. – George Orwell


An act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of the pain of the world, increases the courage and love and hope of all. — Dorothy Day

The war would end if the dead could return. – Stanley Baldwin


Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture. — Charlotte Bunch


Poverty is the worst form of violence. – Mohandas Gandhi


Brotherhood despite all wars and conflicts: I try – to the best of my ability – to serve this idea in my music. – Béla Bártok


To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. – Robert Muller


I dream of an Africa which is at peace with itself. – Nelson Mandela


Inner peace can be seen as the ultimate benefit of practicing patience. – Allan Lokos


There is no way to peace, peace is the way. – A.J. Muste

Peace is liberty in tranquility. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


First, keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. – Thomas Kempis


Nobody can hurt me without my permission. ― Mahatma Gandhi


Being relaxed, at peace with yourself – confident, emotionally neutral, loose, and free-floating – these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything. – Wayne W. Dyer


I don’t want other people to decide what I am. I want to decide that for myself. — Emma Watson


My appreciation for my father’s greatness cannot be measured. – Jennifer Williamson


Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. – Mahatma Gandhi

Consider that not only do negative thoughts and emotions destroy our experience of peace, they also undermine our health. – Dalai Lama


Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war. – Martin Luther King Jr.


We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war. – Martin Luther King Jr.


Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. – Thich Nhat Hanh


Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. – John F. Kennedy


If peace can only come through killing someone, then I don’t want it. – Hiro Mashima


You are the source of all change on the planet. If you tend to your internal peace, you’re tending to peace on earth. – Panache Desai

Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves until we end hatred and division. — John Lewis


The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of inner peace. – J. Donald Walters


Peace doesn’t come from finding a lake with no storms. It comes from having Jesus in the boat. – John Ortberg


There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace. — Kofi Annan


Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment. – Thich Nhat Hanh


Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity. – Thich Nhat Hanh


Being thankful can reap many benefits for you like peace and joy. – Michelle Niederstadt

Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there. – Meister Eckhart


Your inner peace is the greatest and most valuable treasure that you can discover. – Akin Olokun


Resolutely train yourself to attain peace. – Gautama Buddha


There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy. – GEORGE WASHINGTON


Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and humane ways. – Dalai Lama


Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life, our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive. – Thich Nhat Hanh


Love is the purest form of a soul at peace. – Matthew Donnelly


He who is contented is rich. – Lao Tzu


Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. ― George Carlin


Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. – Ronald Reagan


If you are depressed you are living in the past if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present. — Lao Tzu


Peace is its own reward. — Mahatma Gandhi


May peace-dreamers And peace-lovers Occupy the length and breadth Of the world. – Sri Chinmoy


We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace. – Elizabeth Gilbert


He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. — Marcus Aurelius


There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts. – Mahatma Gandhi


If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace. – John Lennon


If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. — Nelson Mandela


I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. — Marcus Tullius Cicero


We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity. –Rachel Carson


Without justice and love, peace will always be a great illusion. – Helder Camara


Where words fail, music speaks. – Hans Christian Andersen


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead


Peace is a fulltime job. It’s protecting civilians, overseeing elections, and disarming ex-combatants. Peace, like war, must be waged. – George Clooney


Choiceless-ness is the secret of eternal peace. – Anandmurti Gurumaa


We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace? – William Gladstone


Peace is letting it be. Letting life flow, letting emotions flow through you. – Kamal Ravikant


Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing 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. ― Rumi


How beautiful it is to be alive! – Henry S. Sutton


Knowing what must be done does away with fear.  — Rosa Parks


A father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart. – Jennifer Williamson


I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. – Helen Keller


Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


It’s not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace. – Aristotle


Music is the great uniter. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common. – Sarah Dessen


World peace can be achieved when, in each person, the power of love replaces the love of power. – Sri Chinmoy


It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace. – Andre Gide


Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. – Bob Marley


First make peace inside yourself. – Nick Nolte


If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. — Desmond Tutu


Meditation is silence, energizing and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible. – Sri Chinmoy


There is no true peace without fairness, truth, justice and solidarity. – Pope John Paul


There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity. — Elise Boulding


The expectation is the root of all heartache. – William Shakespeare


If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. – Thich Nhat Hanh


Love is benevolent and harmonious – a haven of peace. – Simon May


Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. – Bruce Lee


Ego says – Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel inner peace. Spirit says – Find your inner peace and then everything will fall into place. – Marianne Williamson


When there is no desire, all things are at peace. ― Lao Tzu


A mind at peace does not engender wars. – SOPHOCLES


Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe the open sesame to every soul. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Those who tried to break you are expecting you to be in fight mode. Conquer them with your peace. – Thema Davis


Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu


Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. – Swami Vivekananda


When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again. ― Roy T. Bennett


The purpose of all wars is peace. – Saint Augustine


Don’t search for anything except peace. Try to calm the mind. Everything else will come on its own. —Baba Hari Das


If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. — Marvin Gaye


A heart of peace Is always the best Problem-solver. – Sri Chinmoy


If we don’t end the war, war will end us. — H. G. Wells


I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace. – Muhammad Ali


I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. – Charles Dickens


I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. — Elie Weisel


Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. – Ernest Hemingway


You know, if people are not pacifists, it’s not their fault. It’s because society puts them in that spot. You’ve got to change it. You don’t just change a man – you’ve got to change his environment as you do it. — Cesar Chavez


Non-violence is more powerful than violence. – Cesar Chavez


When playing music, it is possible to achieve a unique sense of peace. – Daniel Barenboim


I speak of peace, therefore, as the necessary rational end of rational men. I realize the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war… But we have no more urgent task. – John F. Kennedy


The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war. – Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit


Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living. – Josiah Royce


Peace is costly but it is worth the expense. – African proverb


Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace. ― Milan Kundera


Whenever you are sincerely pleased, you are nourished. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


No daughter and mother should ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them. – Christie Watson  


If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. – Tenzin Gyatso


Younger people tend to associate happiness more with excitement and the future, while older people tend to associate happiness with peacefulness in the present. – Chip Conley


All we are saying is give peace a chance. – John Lennon


Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living, more necessary to the dignity, security, and joy of humanity than the discoverers of knowledge. – Albert Einstein


We each possess what is needed to create peace on earth. We all know how to love, we just need to practice using that knowledge in all aspects of life. – Lisa Prosen


The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace. – Mahatma Gandhi


If you avoid conflict to keep the peace, you start a war inside yourself. – Cheryl Richardson


You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. — Indira Gandhi


Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks insides, awakes. — Carl Jung Carl Gustav


Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. – William Penn


Peace, to have meaning for many who have only known suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into bread or rice, shelter, health and education, as well as freedom and human dignity. — Ralph Johnson Bunche


Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu


Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight. – Mark Victor Hansen


Inner peace grows when we perceive and accept what is. – Johanna Schuh Naikan


Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come. – Bruce Lee


Respect yourself enough to say – I deserve inner peace – and walk away from people and things that prevent you from attaining it. – Jerico Silvers


True peace consists in not separating ourselves from the will of God. – THOMAS AQUINAS


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt


The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become. – Mandy Hale


When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world. – Maha Ghosananda


Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. – Robert J. Sawyer


Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given. – Mother Teresa


Let go of the thoughts that don’t make you strong. — Karen Salmansohn


We do not need Heaven-born saints But just earth-born seekers Who believe in peace And want to live in peace. – Sri Chinmoy


Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. — Ronald Reagan


Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism. – Benazir Bhutto


What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. – Mother Teresa


Only reverence can restrain violence reverence for human life and the environment. — William Sloan Coffin Jr.


The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. – George Orwell


If we desire peace, we must prepare for peace. The most important thing is to build a culture of peace. — Anwarul Chowdhury


Most of us have been conditioned…Since armies are legal, we feel war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering. – Dalai Lama


Music that wonderful language should be a source of communication among men. – Pablo Casals


War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.  – Thomas Jefferson


Yes, upon seeing some people during my visits to the Himalayas. They seem to have inner peace and tranquility that we do not. – Rajini kanth


Freedom is dearer than bread or joy. – Jessie E. Sampter


Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love. ― Mahatma Gandhi


When we are present in each moment, the past gently rolls up behind us and the future slowly unravels before us. – Richard Levy


Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for eternity. – Nelson Mandela


Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. – Thomas Merton


Make peace with your past – so it won’t spoil the present! –  Denise Austin


The best weapon is to sit down and talk. – Nelson Mandela


Any problem immersed in empathy becomes soluble. – Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen


Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. – Dalai Lama


You have peace when you make it with yourself. – Mitch Albom


Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. – Seymour Miller


Peace is not just the absence of mass destruction, but a positive internal and external condition in which people are free so that they can grow to their full potential. — Petra Karin Kelly


Meditation speaks. It speaks in silence. — Sri Chinmoy


If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. – Henry Miller


Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit. Soldiers usually win battles and generals get the credit for them. You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. — Napoleon Bonaparte


Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. – Hermann Hesse


Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace. – Nelson Mandela


A breath of prayer in our sorrows means comfort and peace and rest; A breath of prayer in our doubtings assures us the Lord knows best. – Frances McKinnon Morton


Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny. – Aristotle


Accept what is. Heal and achieve inner peace. – Sonia Ricotti


Peace on this planet will not be forged by military strength. It will be forged by those who come together despite their government’s differences. – DAN BROWN


Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. – Stephen Colbert


Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie


Little people are intolerant, selfish and impatient. Wise people are calm, loving and understanding. -Maxime Lagacé


This is my secret. I don’t mind what happens. – Jiddu Krishnamurti


Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. ― Tony DeLiso


The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Peace brings with it so many positive emotions that it is worth aiming for in all circumstances. — Estella Eliot


When we listen to the Inner Voice, our outer life becomes full of peace. – Sri Chinmoy


Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. — Albert Einstein


Love is not getting, but giving; It is good, and honor, and peace and pure living. – Henry Van Dyke


He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him. — Milan Kundera


Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous. — George Bernard Shaw


War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace. — Norman Cousins


Among individuals, as among nations, respect of the rights of others is peace. – Benito Juarez


Music is meaningless noise unless it touches a receiving mind. – Paul Hindemith


Peace may sound simple – one beautiful word – but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.  – Yehudi Menuhin


You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. – George Bernard Shaw


The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves.  – Oscar Arias Sanchez


Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. ― Albert Schweitzer


Everything you do can be done better from a place of relaxation. – Stephen C. Paul


We tell the dead to rest in peace when we should worry about living to live in peace. – Anthony Liccione


Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew. – John Greenleaf Whittier


Avoid popularity if you would have peace. – Abraham Lincoln


I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there. – Mother Teresa


The science of the future will be based on sympathetic vibrations. – Rudolph Steiner


On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on earth. – L. Ron Hubbard


If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. – Amit Ray


Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men. – David O. McKay


A people’s peace is a sense of peace without victory, a peace without conquests or indemnities. — Helen Keller


Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.  — Jawaharlal Nehru


For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Peace-making is a healing process and it begins with me, but it does not end there. — Gene Knudsen Hoffman


Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. – Pema Chodron


Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. – Amelia Earhart


The greatest quest in life has always been the search for peace. – Richard Daly


Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun. – Alan W. Watts


Inner peace is priceless as it sprinkles everything you do with joy. – Roz Fruchtman


Peace hath her victories No less renowned than war. – JOHN MILTON


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton


Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it. – Brian Tracy


Peace, which costs nothing, is attended with infinitely more advantage than any victory with all its expense. – Thomas Paine


If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world. – Sri  Ravi Shankar


Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems? ― Bill Watterson

Peace is important in our lives, communities, and on the planet. Nelson Mandela remarked, “Work with your enemy to make peace. He’s your companion.” “Peace is not only a distant objective that we seek, but a method by which we get at that goal,” said Martin Luther King Jr. These peace quotes encourage us to promote unity, love, and understanding in all our relationships.

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