Peace Quotes

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.”
– James Allen

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”
– Maya Angelou

“War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals.”
– Pema Chodron, “Practicing Peace in Times of War”

“Someone once gave me a poem that has a line in it that offers a good definition of peace: ‘Softening what is rigid in our hearts.’ We can talk about ending war and we can march for ending war, we can do everything in our power, but war is never going to end as long as people’s hearts are hardened against each other.”
– Pema Chodron, “Practicing Peace in Times of War”

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees.”
– Benjamin Franklin

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

“Peace is who you are without a story, until the next stressful story appears.”
– Byron Katie in “A Thousand Names for Joy”

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

“When we learn to say a deep, passionate yes to the things that really matter, then peace begins to settle onto our lives like golden sunlight sifting to a forest floor.”
– Thomas Kinkade

“World peace must develop out of inner peace.”
– H.H. Dalai Lama

“We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don’t make peace with ourselves.”
– H.H. Dalai Lama

“When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.”
– H.H. Dalai Lama

“Inner disarmament, external disarmament; these must go together, you see. Peace is not just mere absence of violence – genuine peace must start in each individual heart.”
– H.H. the Dalai Lama

“All we are saying is give peace a chance.”
– John Lennon

“This is the way of peace:
Overcome evil with good,
and falsehood with truth,
and hatred with love.”
– Peace Pilgrim

“After you have found inner peace you have endless energy – the more you give, the more you receive. After you have found your calling, you work easily and joyously. You never get tired.”
– Peace Pilgrim

“We each have a song inside our heart
That can make peace in the world,
If we first make peace inside ourselves.”
– Mattie J.T. Stepanek (1990-2004) in “Reflections of a Peacemaker” (Written in 1997)

“If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.”
– Lao Tzu

“Inner peace is achieved by understanding who you are. When inner peace is attained, outer peace becomes possible at last.”
– Neale Donald Walsch, “The New Revelations: A Conversation with God”

“Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda