Last Updated on 22 June 2024

Quotes from various sources talking about peace

  • Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
    – Buddha
  • First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
    – Thomas a Kempis
  • I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.
    – Kurt Vonnegut
  • If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nations. When there is order in the nations, there will peace in the world.
    – Confucius
  • If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
    – Desmond Tutu
  • Instead of hating the people you think are war-makers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed – but hate these things in yourself, not in another.
    – Thomas Merton
  • It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
    – Aristotle
  • Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
    – Francis of Assisi
  • Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
    – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Peace begins with a smile.
    – Mother Teresa
  • 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 I leave you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
    – Jesus
  • 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
  • The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
    – Marianne Williamson
  • Rest and be thankful.
    – William Wordsworth
  • There is no ‘way to peace,’ there is only ‘peace.
    – Mahatma Gandhi
  • There is peace even in the storm.
    – Vincent van Gogh
  • To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.
    – J. Krishnamurti
  • Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
    – Albert Schweitzer
  • When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
    – Jimi Hendrix
  • Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be acheived unless we first establish peace within our own minds. We can send so-called ‘peacekeeping forces’ into areas of conflict, but peace cannot be oppossed from the outside with guns. Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others to do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world.
    – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
  • You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
    – Michael Cunningham
  • You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.
    – Wayne W. Dyer