Inspiring Quotes about Peace for a better world

Inspiring Quotes about Peace for a better world

In these difficult times, when you cannot find peace, whether it is inner peace or connected to current events (pandemics, wars, international political issues, etc.), fortunately, there are quotes about peace from philosophers, world leaders, and other notable figures which remind us through these quotes about peace, that there is still goodness in the world and inspire us with hope for a more peaceful planet.

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

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

“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding” – Albert Einstein

Quotes About Peace

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

“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

“You should feel beautiful and you should feel safe. What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and peace of spirit.” – Stacy London

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

“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

“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

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

“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.” – Siddhārtha Gautama

“Peace is always beautiful.” – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

“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

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

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

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

“Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. ” –  Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace Prize 1984)

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“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

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

“Peace is not only better than war but infinitely more arduous. ” – George Bernard Shaw

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Michael Cunningham, The Hours

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

“We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God. ” – Thomas Merton

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

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

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“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson

“The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go. ” – C. Joybell C.

“The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war.” -Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

“Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

“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, Imagine

“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

“Little people are intolerant, selfish and impatient. Wise people are calm, loving and understanding. ” –  Maxime Lagacé

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

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. ” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal. ” – John Lennon

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

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

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. ” –  Malcolm X

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

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