101 Inspirational Quotes About Peace That Help To Make The World A Better Place

Peace and tranquility are something we all desire as human beings, especially at a time when the world is marred by rampant acts of violence, a world continually ravaged by war. The more difficult and violent the situation one finds themselves in, the higher the longing for peace in their lives.The quest for peace is a long standing one; people from time immemorial have strived for a peaceful world in the midst of all the wars and violence.

Various cultures have signified their own symbols of peace. The dove and olive branch, which was used symbolically by early Christians eventually, became a secular peace symbol, popularized by Pablo Picasso after World War II. Other poplar symbols of peace are the broken rifle, used by War Resisters' International (WRI) and its affiliates, the white poppy as symbolized by the Co-operative Women's Guild, and the banner of peace which is a symbol of the Roerich Pact.

World peace, an ideal state of freedom, peace, and happiness among and within all nations and peoples remains a yet to be achieved goal, but you definitely can achieve a personal sense of peace by going through this collection of peace quotes.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

- A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches, Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

- Diary, Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Peace begins with a smile..

- Mother Teresa

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing 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

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

- Virginia Woolf

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Jimi Hendrix

Don't Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.

- Bob Marley

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

- George Carlin

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.

- John Lennon

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

- Albert Einstein

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

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

- Confessions, Augustine of Hippo

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?

- The Camel Club, David Baldacci

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

- Gautama Buddha

The world is quiet here.

- Lemony Snicket

Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?

- Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995: An Exhibition Catalogue, Bill Watterson

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 Bolaño

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

- Legacy: The Power Within, Tony DeLiso

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

- Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile, Criss Jami

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

- Malcolm X

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

- Robert A. Heinlein

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.

- The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

War is over ... If you want it.

- John Lennon

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

- The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom

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

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- William Wilberforce

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

- Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Laini Taylor

Peace is always beautiful.

- Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman

The Simple Path Silence is Prayer Prayer is Faith Faith is Love Love is Service The Fruit of Service is Peace

- Mother Teresa

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.

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

- Albert Schweitzer

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

- The Art of Power, Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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

- Om Chanting and Meditation, Amit Ray

A quiet conscience makes one strong!

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

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

- Eckhart Tolle

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

- Aristotle

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

- Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

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

There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Pain will leave you, when you let go

- Jeremy Aldana

And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.

- Scenes from a Writer's Life, Ruskin Bond

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.

- Albert Einstein

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

- Anton Chekhov

To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

The reality of loving God is loving him like he's a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

- George S. McGovern

It is the oldest ironies that are still the most satisfying: man, when preparing for bloody war, will orate loudly and most eloquently in the name of peace.

- Watchmen, Alan Moore

Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

Rest and be thankful.

- William Wordsworth

Can you look without the voice in your head commenting, drawing conclusions, comparing, or trying to figure something out?

- A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Eckhart Tolle

Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.

- The Dhammapada, Gautama Buddha

If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. [Commencement Address at American University, June 10 1963]

- John F. Kennedy

Do you know what it is like, to lie in bed awake; with thoughts to haunt you every night, of all your past mistakes. Knowing sleep will set it right - if you were not to wake.

- Love & Misadventure, Lang Leav

There is peace even in the storm

- The Letters of Vincent van Gogh, Vincent van Gogh

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

- Self-Reliance and Other Essays, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind; it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate — and quickly.

- Robert A. Heinlein

Your inner strength is your outer foundation

- Allan Rufus

In War: Resolution, In Defeat: Defiance, In Victory: Magnanimity In Peace: Good Will.

- The Second World War, Winston S. Churchill

Peace and trust take years to build and seconds to shatter.

- Mahogany SilverRain

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.

- Francis of Assisi

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 peace can only come through killing someone, then I don't want it.

- Hiro Mashima

Language is the key to the heart of people.

- Ahmed Deedat

Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Mankind must put an end to war - or war will put an end to mankind. [Address before the United Nations, September 25 1961]

- John F. Kennedy

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

- Amelia Earhart

Peace,love,empathy

- Kurt Cobain

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

- Heartbreak House, George Bernard Shaw

A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, can even enable a change in the destiny of all humankind.

- The Human Revolution, Daisaku Ikeda

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.

- Havelock Ellis

My Solitude is my Treasure, the best thing I have. I hesitate to go out. If you opened the little gate, I would not hop away—but oh how I sing in my gold cage.

- Possession, A.S. Byatt

In the heartfelt mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will visit us, to shine on those sitting in darkness, in the shadow of death, to guide our feet to the way of peace.

- Holy Bible: King James Version, Anonymous

A dog has one aim in life... to bestow his heart.

- J.R. Ackerley

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

- This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of One Hundred Thoughtful Men and Women, Thomas Mann

As much as it hurts, I would rather miss someone than hit someone.

- Brian Celio

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

- Dalai Lama

Have love for your inner Self and everything else is done for you.

- Amit Ray

Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness.

- Nonviolence: The Transforming Power, Amit Ray

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.

- Ronald Reagan

In the midst of happiness or despair in sorrow or in joy in pleasure or in pain: Do what is right and you will be at peace.

- The Catastrophic History of You and Me, Jess Rothenberg

Your thoughts are your message to the world. Just as the rays are the messages of the Sun.

- Nonviolence: The Transforming Power, Amit Ray

The world is terrible," said Mark tonelessly. "And some are drawn down into it and drown there, and some rise above and carry others with them.

- Lady Midnight, Cassandra Clare

Peace and love, peace and love!

- Ringo Starr

They'll say you are bad or perhaps you are mad or at least you should stay undercover. Your mind must be bare if you would dare to think you can love more than one lover.

- David Rovics

Eat healthily, sleep well, breathe deeply, move harmoniously.

- Jean-Pierre Barral

Peace, though beloved of our Lord, is a cardinal virtue only if your neighbors share your conscience.

- Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace...Peace will be the last word of history.

- Pope John Paul II

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

- Jane Addams

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.

- Dorothy Thompson

Too bad people can't always be playing music, maybe then there wouldn't be any more wars.

- Rowan Farm, Margot Benary-Isbert

I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict.

- Donzella Michele Malone

Peace by persuasion has a pleasant sound, but I think we should not be able to work it. We should have to tame the human race first, and history seems to show that that cannot be done.

- Mark Twain

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none

- Thomas Jefferson

من قال لك أن درب الجنة معبد بالورود؟

- قالوا, أحمد خيري العمري

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