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140 Peace Quotes That Will Inspire Unity In The World

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Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Working for peace in the future is to work for peace in the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh

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You were placed on this earth to create not to compete. Robert Anthony

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

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

The Best Peace Quotes

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World peace begins with inner peace. 14th Dalai Lama

Peace in ourselves, peace in the world. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandhi

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

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

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

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In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. Deepak Chopra

If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine

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

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

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King Jr

If we ourselves remain angry and then sing world peace, it has little meaning. First, our individual self must learn peace. This we can practice. Then we can teach the rest of the world. 14th Dalai Lama

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war. Albert Einstein

I have come into this world to see this: the sword drop from men’s hands even at the height of their arc of rage because we have finally realized there is just one flesh we can wound. Hafiz of Persia

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

Let us bring equality, justice, and peace for all. Not just the politicians and the world leaders, we all need to contribute. Me. You. It is our duty. Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Prize Winner 2014)

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We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. 14th Dalai Lama

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf

Make peace with your broken pieces. Unknown

Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace. Unknown

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

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. Thich Nhat Hanh

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. Albert Einstein

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

Peace is not achieved by controlling nations, but mastering our thoughts. John Harricharan

What Is Peace?

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Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice. Harrison Ford

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice. Baruch Spinoza

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

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

Peace is the only battle worth waging. Albert Camus

Part 2. Peace Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Peace Quotes (Einstein, Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa, etc.)

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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)

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

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

I believe our sorrow can make us a better country. I believe our righteous anger can be transformed into more justice and more peace. Barack Obama (Nobel Peace Prize 2009)

Resolutely train yourself to attain peace. Buddha

A running world is a peaceful world. Eliud Kipchoge (First man to run a marathon under two hours)

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. Nelson Mandela (Nobel Peace Prize 1993)

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Nelson Mandela

I was a drum major for peace. Martin Luther King Jr (Nobel Peace Prize 1964)

There is something strangely inconsistent about a nation and a press that would praise you when you say, ‘Be nonviolent toward Jim Clark,’ but will curse and damn you when you say, ‘Be nonviolent toward little brown Vietnamese children.’ There is something wrong with that press. Martin Luther King Jr

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Only art and music have the power to bring peace. Yoko Ono

Some people call me the girl who was shot by the Taliban. And some, the girl who fought for her rights. Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize 2014)

There is no greater violence than to deny the dreams of our children. Kailash Satyarthi (Nobel Peace Prize 2014)

The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance. Kailash Satyarhi (Nobel Peace Prize 2014)

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Albert Einstein

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

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

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. John F. Kennedy

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. Thomas Jefferson

We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children. Jimmy Carter

No, I know all the war rhetoric, but it’s all aimed at achieving peace. George W. Bush

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy. George Washington

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

Part 1. I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. 14th Dalai Lama (Real name is Tenzin Gyatso, Nobel Peace Prize 1989)

Part 2. Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one’s own family or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace. 14th Dalai Lama

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

Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views. Mahatma Gandhi (Nominated 5 times for Nobel Peace Prize)

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Mahatma Gandhi

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 live as one. John Lennon

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

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Short Peace Quotes

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Peace is every step. Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace is its own reward. Mahatma Gandhi

Peace begins when expectation ends. Sri Chinmoy

Dream always of a peaceful, warless, disarmed world. Robert Muller

We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle

#PeaceDay should be everyday. Michael Douglas (UN Messenger of Peace)

Every drop in the ocean counts. Yoko Ono

Peace without justice is an impossibility. Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace Prize 1984)

Love is my weapon. Music is my religion. Peace is in my soul. Unknown

I am centered. I am balanced. I am at peace. Unknown

Life is much easier when you just chill out. Unknown

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Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. 14th Dalai Lama

Peace is never a perfect achievement. Kofi Annan (Nobel Peace Prize 2001)

I, too, am America. Langston Hughes

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Inspirational Peace Quotes (For Changing The World)

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Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere. Elie Wiesel

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history. Peace Pilgrim

Everyday 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

You who are journalists, writers, citizens, you have the right and duty to say to those you have elected that they must practice mindfulness, calm and deep listening, and loving speech. This is universal thing, taught by all religions. Thich Nhat Hanh

A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn’t even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other. Thor Heyerdahl

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

Part 1. Peace is the highest and most strenuous act of the soul, but an entirely harmonious act, in which all our powers and affections are blending in a beautiful proportion, and sustain and perfect one another. William Ellery Channing

Part 2. It is more than the silence after storms. It is as the concord of all melodious sounds… an alliance of love with all beings, a sympathy with all that is pure and happy, a surrender of every separate will and interest, a participation of the spirit and life of the universe… William Ellery Channing

Part 3. This is peace, and the true happiness of humanity. William Ellery Channing

If not now, then when? If not you, then who? If we are able to answer these fundamental questions, then perhaps we can wipe away the blot of human slavery. Kailash Satyarthi (Nobel Peace Prize 2014)

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Peace is our gift to each other. Elie Wiesel (Nobel Peace Prize 1986)

We who work for peace must not falter. We must continue to pray for peace and to act for peace in whatever way we can, we must continue to speak for peace and to live the way of peace; to inspire others, we must continue to think of peace and to know that peace is possible. Peace Pilgrim

The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don’t have to gain, develop, or attain them. We’re like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don’t need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are – as soon as we quit pretending we’re small or unholy. Bo Lozoff

The greatest personalities that ever existed have been those who united human beings and put them on the road toward cooperation and effectiveness and peace. Those whom the world has held highest have helped to unite and not sever interconnectedness. They have not been the destroyers of differences but the harmonizer of differences. John Lovejoy Elliott

Choose. The single clenched fist lifted and ready, or the open hand held out and waiting. Choose: For we meet by one or the other. Carl Sandburg

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy

Funny And Surprising Peace Quotes

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Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start. Anthony Bourdain

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. George Carlin

Perpetual peace is only found in the graveyard. Immanuel Kant

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

While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the Universe. Larry Eisenberg

There is peace in the garden. Peace and results. Ruth Stout

I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage. Mahatma Gandhi

Deep And Emotional Peace Quotes

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Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime. Victor Hugo

In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons. Croesus

Never, ‘for the sake of peace and quiet,’ deny your own experience or convictions. Dag Hammarskjold

Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction. Bernard Baruch

There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community. M. Scott Peck

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

The opposite of peace is indifference to both peace and war—indifference to hunger and persecution, to imprisonment and humiliation, indifference to torture and persecution. Elie Wiesel

One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal 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

The earth is too small a star and we too brief a visitor upon it for anything to matter more than the struggle for peace. Colman McCarthy

Is it not better for a man to die for a cause in which he believes, such as peace, than to suffer for a cause in which he does not believe, such as war? Albert Einstein

They have not wanted Peace at all; they have wanted to be spared war – as though the absence of war was the same as peace. Dorothy Thompson

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts. Kahlil Gibran

Ultimately the only peace and security you can hope for from your enemies is their disappearance. Robert Greene

Conflict is inevitable; you will never have total peace. Robert Greene

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Wise Peace Quotes (words of wisdom)

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When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. African proverb

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. Francis of Assisi

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. Agatha Christie

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. Alex Noble

We are not going to deal with the violence in our communities, our homes, and our nation, until we learn to deal with the basic ethic of how we resolve our disputes and to place an emphasis on peace in the way we relate to one another. Marian Wright Edelman

We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say. Zeno of Citium

Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals. Colman McCarthy

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

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

It’s time for us to turn to each other, not on each other. Jesse Jackson

Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems? Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes)

Be selective in your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right. Unknown

Either war is obsolete or men are. R. Buckminster Fuller

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Part 3. Poems On Peace

Poem #1
For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes
Poem #2
Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent result of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity.
It is right and it is duty. Oscar Romero

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Part 4. Conclusion

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart. Lao Tzu

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