107 Peace Quotes for a Calm, Rested Mind

Peace Quotes

If you’re looking for tranquility, restfulness and wisdom, these peace quotes will calm your mind, fill your soul and help you share it with others.

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Peace Quotes

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

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

We’ve got one word for Peace…. We don’t have enough words to accurately describe all the different types of peace. I think it was Socrates who once said `if you don’t have a word to describe something, then how can you think about it’.

“We’ve got one word for Peace…. We don’t have enough words to accurately describe all the different types of peace. I think it was Socrates who once said `if you don’t have a word to describe something, then how can you think about it’.” – Steve Killelea

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

“Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.” – Swami Vivekananda

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I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.

“I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.” – Mother Teresa

World peace is one project that we have to do together.

“World peace is one project that we have to do together.” – Yoko Ono

Anyone who enjoys inner peace is no more broken by failure than he is inflated by success.

“Anyone who enjoys inner peace is no more broken by failure than he is inflated by success.” – Matthieu Ricard

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It isn’t enough to talk about peace, one must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it, one must work at it.

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace, one must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it, one must work at it.”Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

“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

World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor – it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement.

“World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor – it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement.” – John F. Kennedy

The measure of wisdom is how calm you are when facing any given situation.

“The measure of wisdom is how calm you are when facing any given situation.” – Naval Ravikant

They call it peace of mind but maybe it should be called peace from mind.

“They call it peace of mind but maybe it should be called peace from mind.” – Naval Ravikant

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

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

Give me accountability, I’ll give you peace.

“Give me accountability, I’ll give you peace.” – Abhijit Naskar

On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on earth.

“On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on earth.” – L. Ron Hubbard

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.

“We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Achieving world peace, or peace on Earth requires a strong emphasis on knowledge, openness, freedom of information and dialogue. ― Oscar Auliq

“Achieving world peace, or peace on Earth requires a strong emphasis on knowledge, openness, freedom of information and dialogue. ― Oscar Auliq” – Ice

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

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

It’s only God who gives you peace and rest.

“It’s only God who gives you peace and rest.” – Greta Zwaan, Guidances

World peace is not something that can be realized simply by politicians signing treaties, or by business leaders creating economic cooperation. True and lasting peace will be realized only by forging bonds of trust between people at the deepest level, in the depths of their very lives.

“World peace is not something that can be realized simply by politicians signing treaties, or by business leaders creating economic cooperation. True and lasting peace will be realized only by forging bonds of trust between people at the deepest level, in the depths of their very lives.” – Daisaku Ikeda

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

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

World peace stays a dream and is impossible until the veto power holders become unable to practice veto-dragon since that causes injustice, wars, and destruction.

“World peace stays a dream and is impossible until the veto power holders become unable to practice veto-dragon since that causes injustice, wars, and destruction.” – Ehsan Sehgal

There will be no peace in the world until there is peace in our hearts.

“There will be no peace in the world until there is peace in our hearts.” – Marianne Williamson

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.

“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.” – Pres. Dwight Eisenhower

If we are to reach real peace in the world, we will have to begin with the children.

“If we are to reach real peace in the world, we will have to begin with the children.” – Mahatma Gandhi

It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others.

“It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others.” – Carol Burnett

To be calm is the highest achievement of the self.

“To be calm is the highest achievement of the self.” – Zen proverb

If there’s no inner peace, people can’t give it to you. The husband can’t give it to you. Your children can’t give it to you. You have to give it to you.

“If there’s no inner peace, people can’t give it to you. The husband can’t give it to you. Your children can’t give it to you. You have to give it to you.” – Linda Evans

Love is the purest form of a soul at peace.

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

Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way.

“Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way.” – Bella Thorne

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

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

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.” – James Allen

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

“Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.” – Bob Marley

We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I’ve always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace.

“We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I’ve always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace.” – Dave Matthews

If you have a common purpose and an environment in which people want to help others succeed, the problems will be fixed quickly.

“If you have a common purpose and an environment in which people want to help others succeed, the problems will be fixed quickly.” – Alan Mulally

The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness.

“The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness.” – Mahatma Gandhi

We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war.

“We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Inner peace is like a clean and spacious room, empty of unnecessary, old, or broken stuff.

“Inner peace is like a clean and spacious room, empty of unnecessary, old, or broken stuff.” – Remez Sasson

Of all our dreams today, there is none more important—or so hard to realize—than that of peace in the world.

“Of all our dreams today, there is none more important—or so hard to realize—than that of peace in the world.” – Lester B. Pearson

Peace only comes from accepting the inevitable and taming our desires.

“Peace only comes from accepting the inevitable and taming our desires.” – The Ancient Sage

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.

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

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.

“You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Publilius Syrus

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.

“One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.” – Sophocles

Inner peace is when you do what’s right and let go of the rest.

“Inner peace is when you do what’s right and let go of the rest.” – Maxime Lagacé

The most important service to others is service to those who are not like yourself.

“The most important service to others is service to those who are not like yourself.” – J. Irwin Miller

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.” – Seymour Miller

Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each one of us.

“Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each one of us.” – Dag Hammarskjold

Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.

“Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.” – Bertrand Russell

I think it’s naive to pray for world peace if we’re not going to change the form in which we live.

“I think it’s naive to pray for world peace if we’re not going to change the form in which we live.” – Godfrey Reggio

To reach peace, teach peace.

“To reach peace, teach peace.” – Pope John Paul II

Be the harmony in the melody echoing in the heart of humanity.

“Be the harmony in the melody echoing in the heart of humanity.” – Abhijit Naskar

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

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

Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power.

“Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power.” – Joyce Meyer

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

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

Peace is always beautiful.

“Peace is always beautiful.” – Walt Whitman

I am for true world peace and building a beautiful global garden for our children.

“I am for true world peace and building a beautiful global garden for our children.” – Suzy Kassem

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.

“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

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it.

“If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it.” – Douglas Coupland

It is not the world that needs peace, it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace.

“It is not the world that needs peace, it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace.” – Prem Rawat

Bringing peace to your own life adds peace in the world.

“Bringing peace to your own life adds peace in the world.” – Carol ‘CC’ Miller

By dedicating ourselves to peace, understanding, kindness and compassion, we do our part to heal the world.

“By dedicating ourselves to peace, understanding, kindness and compassion, we do our part to heal the world.” – Laurence Overmire

Don’t hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen: this is the path to peace.

“Don’t hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen: this is the path to peace.” – Epictetus

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” – Ronald Reagan

Peace begins with a smile.

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.

“It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

If we want more healing and peace in the world, let us each start with our homes, our relationships, our mindsets, and ourselves.

“If we want more healing and peace in the world, let us each start with our homes, our relationships, our mindsets, and ourselves.” – Lisa J. Shultz

Peace at home, peace in the world.

“Peace at home, peace in the world.” – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Be good. Be kind to each other. And if there’s somebody you love, tell them. The world always needs more love.

“Be good. Be kind to each other. And if there’s somebody you love, tell them. The world always needs more love.” – Mira Grant

Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.

“Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Forgiveness equals inner peace – more peaceful people equals more world peace.

“Forgiveness equals inner peace – more peaceful people equals more world peace.” – Richard Branson

The most important thing in my father’s life? World peace. Me and my brother. My mom.

“The most important thing in my father’s life? World peace. Me and my brother. My mom.” – Sean Lennon

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

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

For a beautiful peaceful world, one must abandon all notions of otherness and instead embrace togetherness.

“For a beautiful peaceful world, one must abandon all notions of otherness and instead embrace togetherness.” – Suzy Kassem

World Peace Day is envisioned to become a moment of global unity – it is up to each and every one of us to make this a reality.

“World Peace Day is envisioned to become a moment of global unity – it is up to each and every one of us to make this a reality.” – Jeremy Gilley

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

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

Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living, more necessary to the dignity, security, and joy of humanity than the discoverers of knowledge.

“Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living, more necessary to the dignity, security, and joy of humanity than the discoverers of knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

We each possess what is needed to create peace on earth. We all know how to love, we just need to practice using that knowledge in all aspects of life.

“We each possess what is needed to create peace on earth. We all know how to love, we just need to practice using that knowledge in all aspects of life.” – Lisa Prosen

World peace can be achieved when, in each person, the power of love replaces the love of power.

“World peace can be achieved when, in each person, the power of love replaces the love of power.” – Sri Chinmoy

If you’ve got a world full of people who have inner peace, then you have a peaceful world.

“If you’ve got a world full of people who have inner peace, then you have a peaceful world.” – Wayne W. Dyer

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama

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.

“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

If you want inner peace, unconditionally forgive everyone. If you want world peace, be an example and love everyone.

“If you want inner peace, unconditionally forgive everyone. If you want world peace, be an example and love everyone.” – Debasish Mridha

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” – Peace Pilgrim

Peace does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.

“Peace does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Priest Henri Nouwen

There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.

“There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.” – Black Elk

Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat.

“Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat.” – Bhagavad Gita

For peace to reign on earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.

“For peace to reign on earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.” – Immanuel Kant

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

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

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” – Buddha

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

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

World peace starts with the Creator – Jesus.

“World peace starts with the Creator – Jesus.” – Mary Kate

Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.

“Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.” – David O. McKay

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” – Eric Hoffer

No two leaves are alike, and yet there is no antagonism between them or between the branches on which they grow.

“No two leaves are alike, and yet there is no antagonism between them or between the branches on which they grow.” – Mathama Gandhi

Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us.

“Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us.” – Sargent Shriver

Only insofar as I remain in harmony can I draw others into harmony, and so much more harmony is needed before the world can find peace.

“Only insofar as I remain in harmony can I draw others into harmony, and so much more harmony is needed before the world can find peace.” – Peace Pilgrim

Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace.

“Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” – Marvin Gaye

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.

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

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Individual peace is the unit of world peace.

“Individual peace is the unit of world peace.” – David Lynch

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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.

“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

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

If you have the chance to be exposed to a loving, understanding environment where the seed of compassion, loving kindness, can be watered every day, then you become a more loving person.

“If you have the chance to be exposed to a loving, understanding environment where the seed of compassion, loving kindness, can be watered every day, then you become a more loving person.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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