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.
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
Thomas a Kempis
If you yourself are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world.
Reflections on Peace by Lord Buddha
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
Quotes on Peace by Mother Teresa
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Peace begins with a smile.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.
Quotes on Peace by Nelson Mandela
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
Dag Hammarskjold, former UN Secretary General
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
Saint Francis de Sales
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Saint Francis of Assisi
We had a meeting in Japan and the one who represented the Hindu religion was the nephew of Mahatma Gandhi. And there was someone from the Muslim faith – the Executive General Secretary, who is living in Sri Lanka. The Dalai Lama was also there. We were talking about peace. In our talks there were no differences….I said, “We are all saying the same thing. Only your terminology is different.” They said, “Yes, there is nothing different. We will all go to Heaven because we are all seeking peace.”
Cardinal Jaime L. Sin
Archbishop of Manila and inspirer of the Filipino ‘people power’ revolution
from meeting with Jewels of Happiness author Sri Chinmoy ((Quote taken from the book Meetings With Luminaries In The Philippines, made available to share under a Creative Commons license))
Quotes on Peace by Martin Luther King, Jr
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.
It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace, and live in peace.”
Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
Bhagavad Gita 12:12
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.