119+ Peace Quotes

These inspiring and thought-provoking peace quotes will fill your soul with warmth and hope for a more peaceful tomorrow. From great thinkers of the past to modern musings, peace quotes will provide you with comfort, inspiration hope and courage to continue on.

Best Quotes About Peace

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

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

I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace. Thomas Paine

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Michael Cunningham

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. Baruch Spinoza

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Mahatma Gandhi

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. Sylvia Plath

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

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Carlos Santana

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. George Carlin

Avoid popularity if you would have peace. Abraham Lincoln

Don’t Gain The World Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold. Bob Marley

The purpose of all wars, is peace. Saint Augustine

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When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed. Fred Rogers

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

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

Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves. William Hazlitt

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

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

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

I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man. Charlie Chaplin

Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee. Augustine of Hippo

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf. Thomas Fuller

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

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

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell

Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other? David Baldacci

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

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

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi

Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace. Roberto Bolano

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandhi

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

We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle

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

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

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

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything anger, anxiety, or possessions we cannot be free. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down. Malcom X

Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.  Sallust

Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on. Criss Jami

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Nelson Mandela

There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. Shannon L. Alder

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

I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is. Jennifer Niven

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

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters. Amit Ray

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

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. Robert A. Heinlein

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 E. Gladstone

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

A quiet mind cureth all. Robert Burton

You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know. William Wilberforce

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

You have peace, the old woman said, when you make it with yourself. Mitch Albom

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. Jawaharlal Nehru

If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top heavy, and tax mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of facts they feel stuffed, but absolutely brilliant with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Ray Bradbury

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

Peace is always beautiful. Walt Whitman

The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way. James Montgomery

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

True humility is contentment. Henri Frederic Amiel

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Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony. Laini Taylor

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

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

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

Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. Daisaku Ikeda

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

I have lived with several Zen masters all of them cats. Eckhart Tolle

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Francis of Assisi

To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face, and to know it for what it is at last, to love it for what it is, and then, to put it away. Virginia Woolf

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

A quiet conscience makes one strong! Anne Frank

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.

Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace. Roy T. Bennett

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. Marcus Aurelius

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.

Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give  pleasure, possessions, power but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy. Dada Vaswani

As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. Pythagoras

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

If you love me as you say you do, she whispered, make it so that I am at peace. Leo Tolstoy

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 Lennon

It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life. Roy T. Bennett

A bad peace is even worse than war. Tacitus

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

Peace of mind for five minutes, that’s what I crave. Alanis Morissette

Many people think excitement is happiness. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace. Thich Nhat Hanh

What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars. Mikhail Gorbachev

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. Criss Jami

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. Pope John XXIII

Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not. Epicurus

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.  Napoleon Bonaparte

Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. Maya Angelou

People always make war when they say they love peace. D. H. Lawrence

The words I Love You kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second. Aberjhani

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

By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet. Thich Nhat Hanh

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual. Irving Babbitt

Our bodies have five senses touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more. C. JoyBell C.

I can promise you that women working together linked, informed and educated can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. Isabel Allende

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

I’m concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet. Joan Jett

There is peace even in the storm. Vincent van Gogh

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. Dwight D. Eisenhower

World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion. Dalai Lama XIV

I don’t know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war. Georges Clemenceau