Peace Quotes and Sayings

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Peace is non-violent way of living life, it is harmony of life. Peace is also characterised by goodwill, calmness, respect, silence and justice. Peace comes form within a person when he looking for good in others. Peace helps in removing conflicts between two or more persons because each one of them is looking for a non-voilent way to sort any problem.

Here is a collection of peaceful quotes and sayings by wellknown authors.


A smile is the beginning of peace.
– Mother Teresa

A truly free society must not include a “peace” which oppresses us. We must learn on our own terms what peace and freedom mean together. There can be no peace if there is social injustice and suppression of human rights, because external and internal peace are inseparable. not just the absence of mass destruction, but a positive internal and external condition in which people are free so that they can grow to their full potential.
– Petra Karin Kelly

All who affirm the use of violence admit it is only a means to achieve justice and peace. But peace and justice are nonviolence…the final end of history. Those who abandon nonviolence have no sense of history. Rathy they are bypassing history, freezing history, betraying history.
– Andre Trocme

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

But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.
– John F. Kennedy

Democracy is an objective. Democratization is a process. Democratization serves the cause of peace because it offers the possibility of justice and of progressive change without force.
– Boutros

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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

I take it that what all men are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of, peace.
– James Conrad

It is possible to live in peace.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.
– Daisaku Ikeda

Our life is frittered away by detail . . . simplify, simplify.
– Henry David Thoreau

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
– Albert Einstein

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

Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.
– Hafsat Abiola

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is the marriage of the people and the planet, with all attendant vows.
– Author Unknown

Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
– Adlai Stevenson

Peace is every step.
– Thich Nhat Hahn

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

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
– The XIVth Dalai Lama

Peace-making is a healing process and it begins with me, but it does not end there.
– Gene Knudsen Hoffman

Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent revolt 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.
– Bishop Oscar Romero

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.
– Black Elk

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
– Desiderius Erasmus

There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.
– Kofi Annan

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
– Anton Chekov

We, the peoples of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal right of men and women and of nations large and small….And for these ends to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors…have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims.
– Preamble, Charter of the United Nations.

Whenever you are sincerely pleased, you are nourished.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.
– John Andrew Holmes

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


  • Arun said:

    Human Beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.
    – The XIVth Dalai Lama

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