Evocative Quotes About Peace

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul.
Jawaharlal Nehru

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi

True humility is contentment.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an 'is,' it is a 'becoming.'
Haile Selassie

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
John Lennon

I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
Charlie Chaplin

Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.
Elie Wiesel

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

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

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
Thomas Fuller

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

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Francis of Assisi

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

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

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

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
John F. Kennedy

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Marcus Aurelius

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Benjamin Franklin

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

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

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy

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

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

First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
Thomas a Kempis

A bad peace is even worse than war.

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
William Hazlitt

You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
J. Donald Walters

We love peace, but not peace at any price.
Douglas William Jerrold

I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
Francois Rabelais

Peace of mind for five minutes, that's what I crave.
Alanis Morissette

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.
Peace Pilgrim

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