135 Peace Quotes That Will Give Your Mind Calm

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We all at some point wish the world is better and at peace, our hopes and expressions in the search for absolute peace of mind can be seen when we write a short message on peace, self peace quotes, and captions that call for peace to reign.

In a world today where almost everything is in chaos, to keep living, there’s a great need for justice, peace, and serenity in our existence on earth. Quotes about peace and justice, self peace, peace and love, and everything in between, are great reminders of the need to seek peace in all we do and enjoy the benefits in full.

Regardless of what peace means to you, I am pretty sure this peace article will inspire you to embrace peace and find one that will calm your mind even if you have been on a long search for it.

135 Best quotes about peace and tranquility

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  1. “Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral loose, and free-floating — these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything.”—Wayne Dyer
  2. “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
  3. “Don’t search for anything except peace. Try to calm the mind. Everything else will come on its own”—Baba Hari Das
  4. “Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.”—Thomas a Kempis
  5. “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”—George Carlin
  6. “Forgiveness equals inner peace – more peaceful people equals more world peace.”—Richard Branson
  7. “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
  8. “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”—Dwight D. Eisenhower
  9. “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”—John Lennon
  10. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”—Nelson Mandela
  11. “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
  12. “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
  13. “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”—Robert J. Sawyer
  14. “Many people think excitement is happiness…. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.”—Thich Nhat Hanh
  15. “No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.”—Louise Hay
  16. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”—Dale Carnegie
  17. “Peace brings with it so many positive emotions that it is worth aiming for in all circumstances.”—Estella Eliot
  18. “Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job.”—Wayne Dyer
  19. “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”—Albert Einstein
  1. “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
  2. “Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”—John F. Kennedy
  3. “Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.”—Lyndon B. Johnson
  4. “Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.”—Martin Luther
  5. “Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.”—Ronald Reagan
  6. “Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.”—Baruch Spinoza
  7. “Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.”—George Bernard Shaw
  8. “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
  9. “Peace is the only battle worth waging.”—Albert Camus
  10. “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”—John Wooden
  11. “The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.”—C. Joybell C.
  12. “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 at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”—Black Elk
  13. “There is “what is” only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.”—Bruce Lee
  14. “They call it “peace of mind” but maybe it should be called “peace from mind.”—Navil Ravikant
  15. “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”—Albert Schweitzer
  16. “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.”—Thomas Merton
  17. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”—Jimi Hendrix
  18. “When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again.”—Roy T. Bennett
  19. “When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world.”—Maha Ghosananda
  20. “While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”—St Francis of Assisi
  1. “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”—Dalai Lama
  2. “You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”—Malcolm X
  3. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”—Eckhart Tolle
  4.  “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  5. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “Anxiety is the illness of our age. We worry about ourselves, our family, our friends, our work, and our state of the world. If we allow worry to fill our hearts, sooner or later we will get sick.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
  7. “As the War Office of the United States was established in a time of peace, it is equally reasonable that a Peace Office should be established in a time of War.” ―Benjamin Rush
  8. “As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love. Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Always avoid violence. If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in your struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” ―Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. “Because the relationship between self and world is reciprocal, it is not a matter of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the Earth, the Earth heals us. No need to wait. As we care enough to take risks, we loosen the grip of ego and begin to come home to our true nature.” ― Joanna Macy
  10. “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ― Victor Frankl
  11. “By peace we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively- a never-ending process” ― Johan Galtung
  12. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” ― Maya Angelou
  13. “Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.” ―Stephen Colbert
  14. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
  15. “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” ― George Edward Woodberry
  16. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ―Desmond Tutu
  18. “Don’t drink at the water’s edge, throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst be quenched.” ― Jeanette Berson
  19. “Ever since happiness heard your name, it’s been running through the streets trying to find you.” ― Hafiz
  20. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ―Harriet Tubman
  1. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” ― President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  2.  “Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.” ― Nelson Mandela
  3. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” ― Henry David Thoreau
  4. “God did not burden the United States with a diversity of backgrounds, ideals and religions, he BLESSED America with them… and we in our diversity and differences are all in this together.” ― Rep. Emanuel Cleaver
  5. “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
  6. “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” ― Nelson Mandela
  7. “I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.” ― Thomas Jefferson
  8. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. That makes it hard to plan the day.” ― E.B. White
  9. “I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.” ―Dalai Lama
  10. “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” ― Diane Ackerman
  11. “I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love; I’m talking about a strong, demanding love. For I have seen too much hate. I’ve seen too much hate on the faces of sheriffs in the South. I’ve seen hate on the faces of too many Klansmen and too many White Citizens Councilors in the South to want to hate, myself, because every time I see it, I know that it does something to their faces and their personalities, and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr
  12. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr
  13. “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
  14. “I know of no safe depository of the ultimate power of society but the people themselves; and if we think them no enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion by education.” ―Thomas Jefferson
  15.  “I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that, one of these days, governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  16.  “I speak of peace, therefore, as the necessary rational end of rational men. I realize the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war… But we have no more urgent task.”― John F. Kennedy
  17. “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
  18. “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”—John Lennon
  19. “If only there were evil people out there insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were just simple, we could separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who among us is willing to destroy a piece of their own heart.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  20. “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
  1. “If there is a mystical chord in democracy, it probably revolves around the notion that unexpected music can resonate from politics when people are pursuing questions larger than self… I have seen that ennobling effect in people many, many times— expressed by those who found themselves engaged in genuine acts of democratic expression, who claimed their right to define the larger destiny of their community, their nations.” ― William Greider
  2. “If you want to end the war then Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.” ― Malala Yousafzai
  3. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” ― Nelson Mandela
  4. “In a time of unprecedented challenge and evolutionary transition we must heal the wounds of the past, engage fully in the transformation of present conditions, and create a future of unparalleled dignity and beauty for all beings and for all life on Earth.” ―James O’Dea
  5. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
  6. “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” ― Gandhi
  7.  “It is my conviction that there is no way to peace – peace is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  8. “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
  9. “Leadership is all about the release of human possibilities. . .the capacity to inspire is communicating to people that you believe they matter, that you know they have something important to give.” ―Joseph Jaworski
  10.  “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11.  “Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe –the open sesame to every soul.” ― Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  12. “Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe–the open sesame to every soul.” ―Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  13. “Loving Your Enemies… Far from being the pious injunction of a utopian dreamer, this demand is an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization. Yes it is love that will save our world and civilization; love even for our enemies.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
  14. “Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.” – Elie Wiesel
  15. “More than just an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt (Written night before he died)
  16. “My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.” ― George Washington
  17. “My hope and wish is that one day, formal education will pay attention to what I call “education of the heart.” Just as we take for granted the need to acquire proficiency in the basic academic subjects, I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will learn, as part of the curriculum, the indispensability of inner values: love, compassion, justice, and forgiveness.” ― Dalai Lama
  18. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead
  19. “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
  20.  “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him. ” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
  1. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. “Our task must be to free ourselves from our prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all humanity and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ―Albert Einstein
  4. “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”― Albert Einstein
  6. “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
  7. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Siddhārtha Gautama
  8. “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
  9. “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
  10. “Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.― John F. Kennedy
  11. “Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.”—Laini Taylor
  12. “People always make war when they say they love peace.” – D.H. Lawrence
  13.  “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” ― Pamela Vaull Starr
  14.  “Security is mostly superstition. It doesn’t exist in nature nor do we as human beings experience it. Avoiding the danger of life is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.”―Helen Keller
  15. “So let us persevere. Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable. By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we can help all peoples to see it, to draw hope from it, and to move irresistibly toward it.” ― John F. Kennedy
  16. “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that generation.” ― Nelson Mandela
  17. “Stress is a choice. So is inner peace.”—Lewis Howes
  18. “The best weapon is to sit down and talk.” ― Nelson Mandela
  19. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  20. “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  2.  “The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.” ― Joanna Macy
  3. “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ―Albert Einstein
  4. “The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.” ― Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  5.  “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” ― Thomas Jefferson
  6. “The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.”—Silvia Cartwright
  7. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ― Mark Twain
  8. “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
  9. “The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness.” ― Gandhi
  10. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ― Edith Wharton
  11. “There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  12.  “There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely.” – Ugo Betti
  13.  “Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” ―Martin Luther King, Jr.
  14. “Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.” ― President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  15. “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness” ― Robert Muller
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