Peace Quotes – Quotes About Peace


Here is a collection of peace quotes that explore the meaning of peace within ourselves and peace in the world.

Quotes About Peace – Peace Quotes


“Tranquil pleasures last the longest. We are not fitted to bear long the burdens of great joy.” — Christian Bovée

“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.” — Donald Walters

“Peace begins with a smile.” — Mother Teresa

“Every time we hold our tongues instead of returning the sharp retort, show patience with another’s faults, show a little more love and kindness, we are helping to stock-pile more of these peace-bringing qualities in the world instead of armaments for war.” — Constance Foster

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” — Peace Pilgrim

“To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.” — Pauline Hanson

“The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just and charitable war. ” — William Shakespeare

“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” — Dalai Lama

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ” — Virginia Woolf

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

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

“For the sake of peace one may lie, but peace itself should never be a lie. ” — The Talmud

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

“If peace cannot be maintained with honor, it is no longer peace. ” — John Russell

“Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learned – and if your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned. ” —  Erykah Badu

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

“Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism. ” — Dorothy Thompson

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, …let us strive on to finish the work we are in, …to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. ” — Abraham Lincoln

“This is the true nature of home — it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division. ” — John Ruskin

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. ” — Albert Einstein

“I felt that I had done my duty. Nothing drove me now. I had run out of causes and was as close as I might ever be to peace. With all this behind me, I felt that if I had to die now, it was all right. I would not protest quite so loudly as I would have at any other time. ” — Roger Zelazny

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

“The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back. ” — Bryant H. McGill

“Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.” — Richard M. DeVos

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

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” — Buddha

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. ” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. ” — Buddha

“Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. . . . Peace comes through hope. ” — James E. Faust

“Peace has in it trust in the Lord, that He governs all things, provides all things, and leads to a good end. ” — Emanuel Swedenborg

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

“Deep experience is never peaceful. ” — Henry James

“We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction. ” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.” — William Makepeace Thackeray

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

“Universal peace will be realized, not because man will become better, but because a new order of things, a new science, new economic necessities, will impose peace.” — Anatole France

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. ” — Buddha

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

“Are these perilous times? They are. But we can have peace in our hearts and in our homes. ” — Gordon B. Hinkley

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. ” — Bible

“I dream of wayward gulls and all landless lovers, rare moments of winter sun, peace, privacy, for everyone. ” — William Claire

“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ” — Buddha

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

“He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees. ” — Benjamin Franklin

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

“Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.” — Elie Wiesel

“Find peace in where and what you are. ” — Christopher Paolini

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable. ” — John F Kennedy

“Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you. ” — Catherine de Hueck Doherty

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

“There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. ” — Mahatma Gandhi


I hope you enjoyed these Quotes about Peace. What do you do to contribute to your inner peace or peacefulness in the world around you. Do you have a favorite quote about peace?

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