49 Inspiring Quotes About Peace to Bring Harmony to Your Life

In a world that is often chaotic and unpredictable, finding moments of peace can be a powerful tool for calming the mind, reducing stress, and restoring balance. Whether it’s a quiet moment in nature, a soothing meditation practice, or simply reflecting on inspirational words and quotes, there are many ways to cultivate peace in our lives.

Today, we’ve compiled 49 quotes about peace from a variety of thinkers, leaders, and artists just for you! These quotes offer a glimpse into the diverse perspectives on what peace means, how it can be achieved, and why it matters. From famous historical figures like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to modern-day influencers like Oprah Winfrey and Malala Yousafzai, these voices speak to the universal human desire for a more peaceful world.

So whether you’re seeking inspiration, comfort, or simply a moment of reflection, we hope these quotes will provide a source of guidance and encouragement as you navigate your own journey toward peace.

I hope you enjoy these peace quotes…

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

2) “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – President John F. Kennedy

3) “Peace is always beautiful.” – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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Peace Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

"An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi

4) “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

5) “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Mahatma Gandhi

6) “There is no ‘way to peace,’ there is only ‘peace.'” – Mahatma Gandhi

7) “Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: I shall not fear anyone on Earth. I shall fear only God. I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.” – Mahatma Gandhi

8) “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

Peace Quotes by Mother Teresa

"Peace begins with a smile." - Mother Teresa

9) “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

10) “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

11) “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Michael Cunningham, The Hours

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12) “Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

Peace Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

13) “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

14) “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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15) “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalai Lama

16) “Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

17) “Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.” – Thomas à Kempis

18) “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.” – George Carlin

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

Reach deep within yourself…

"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing." - C. S. Lewis

20) “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” – C. S. Lewis

21) “You have peace when you make it with yourself.” – Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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22) “I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.” – Sylvia Plath

23) “If you are depressed you are living in the past if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

24) “Peace is liberty in tranquility.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

25) “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

26) “Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

27) “Let there be work, bread, water, and salt for all.” – Nelson Mandela

28) “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.” – Francis of Assisi

Peace Quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh

"The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms." - Thich Nhat Hanh

29) “The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

30) “Many people think excitement is happiness… But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

31) “Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.” – Laini Taylor

32) “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

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

Peace Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

34) “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

35) “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

36) “Peace is the only battle worth waging.” – Albert Camus

37) “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” – Rumi

38) “Peace of mind for five minutes, that’s what I crave.” – Alanis Morissette

39) “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” – George Orwell

When the power of love overcomes the love of power…

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

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

41) “I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.” – Thomas Paine

42) “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

43) “When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” – Fred Rogers

44) “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi

45) “It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

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46) “The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.” – Norman Vincent Peale

47) “When things change inside you, things change around you.” – Unknown

Quotes by John Lennon

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one." - John Lennon, Imagine

48) “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” – John Lennon, Imagine

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

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“Don’t back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self-confidence and self-esteem.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.” – Malala Yousafzai

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