ᐅ199+ Peace Quotes for a Calm, Relaxed, and Tranquil Mind

Life is not about peace, but if you do not know peace, you will never know life. -Sadhguru

Once the economic engine is what is driving our lives, on a planet with limited resources, fighting is inevitable; peace is just a dream. -Sadhguru

Peace cannot be enforced from outside. It is a consequence of how we are within ourselves. -Sadhguru

If we do not work for individual transformation, talking about world peace is just entertainment. -Sadhguru

Peace is the core of existence. We cannot create it. If hyper-intervention is avoided, Peace shall prevail. -Sadhguru

If we do not keep our minds peaceful, how can the world be peaceful? The conflicts in the world are a manifestation of the human mind. -Sadhguru

Your body and mind will work best and find fullest expression only when you are joyful and peaceful. -Sadhguru

Only if individuals become peaceful, will the world be peaceful. -Sadhguru

Conflict in the world is an outer manifestation of the human mind. In bringing a sense of ease to human mind, we shall know the Power of Peace. -Sadhguru

Peace is not the highest goal in life. It is the most fundamental requirement. -Sadhguru

“Peace is always beautiful.” —Walt Whitman

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” —Marvin Gaye

“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

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

“Peace is its own reward.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace is liberty in tranquility.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“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 there’s no inner peace, people can’t give it to you. The husband can’t give it to you. Your children can’t give it to you. You have to give it to you.” —Linda Evans

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” —John F. Kennedy

“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” —Eckhart Tolle

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” —Wayne W. Dye

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

“You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.” —George Michael

“Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.” —Bernie Siegel

The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace. - Numbers 6:26

The Lord said to him, ‘Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die.’ - Judges 6:23

Dominion and awe belong to Him who establishes peace in His heights. - Job 25:2

And thus you shall say, ‘Have a long life, peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.‘ - 1 Samuel 25:6

The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace. - Psalm 29:11

In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety. - Psalm 4:8

Let the mountains bring peace to the people and the hills, in righteousness. - Psalm 72:3

In his days may the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace till the moon is no more. - Psalm 72:7

Love and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. - Psalm 85:10

Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble. - Psalm 119:165

Too long has my soul had its dwelling with those who hate peace. - Psalm 120:6

I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war. - Psalm 120:7

May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces. - Psalm 122:7

Indeed, may you see your children’s children Peace be upon Israel! - Psalm 128:6

For length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. - Proverbs 3:1-3

He makes peace in your borders; He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat. - Psalm 147:13-15

A time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace. - Ecclesiastes 3:8

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6

There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this. - Isaiah 9:7

And the work of righteousness will be peace, and the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. - Isaiah 32:17

Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation, and in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places. - Isaiah 32:18

How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’ - Isaiah 52:7

For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, but my love will not be removed from you, and My covenant of peace will not be shaken, Says the Lord who has compassion on you. - Isaiah 54:10

For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. - Isaiah 55:12

There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked. - Isaiah 57:21

For thus says the LORD, ‘Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees.’ - Isaiah 66:12

I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever. - Ezekiel 37:26

These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates. - Zechariah 8:16

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. - Matthew 5:8-10

Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. - Matthew 10:34

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased. - Luke 2:14

And He said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’ - Luke 7:50

Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division. - Luke 12:50-52

While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be to you.’ - Luke 24:36

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. - John 14:27

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. - John 16:32-33

So Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.’ - John 20:21

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase. - Acts 9:31

To all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - Romans 1:7

If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. - Luke 10:5-7

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. - John 14:27

While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be to you.’ - Luke 24:36

So Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.’ - John 20:21

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:7

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. - Colossians 3:15

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet do not supply their bodily needs, what good is that? - James 2: 14-16

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. - John 16:33

Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven and glory in the highest! - Luke 19:38

Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ - Luke 10:4-6

He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.’ - Luke 8:47-49

Peace can only exist where human rights are expected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. - Dalai Lama

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends by defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. - Martin Luther King

Now let me suggest first that if we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather that sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. No individual can live alone; no nation can live alone, and as long as we try, the more we are going to have war in this world. Now the judgment of God is upon us, and we must either learn to live together as brothers or we are all going to perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King

One is called to live nonviolently even if the change one works for seems impossible. - Daniel Berrigan

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. - Dom Helda Camara

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. - Thomas Kempis

Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life, our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive. - Thich Nhat Hanh

If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts. - Peter McWilliams

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. - Moshe Dayan

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. - Malcolm X

The only alternative to coexistence is co-destruction. - Jawaharlal Nehru

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. - Jawaharlal Nehru

If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known. - George Marshall

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 Eisenhower

Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner. - Carlos Santana

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. - Baruch Spinoza

We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. - Anton Chekhov

We are living in a global age with problems and conflicts on a global scale. Either we shall learn to resolve these problems together, or we shall destroy one another. Mutual security and survival require a new vision of the world as one interdependent planet. We have rights and duties not only within our diverse national communities but within the larger world community. - U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. - George Washington

We reach maturity when we are able to love our enemies and to be people of peace. - Jean Vanier

Peace is the fruit of love, a love that is also justice. But to grow in love requires work – hard work. And it can bring pain because it implies loss – loss of the certitudes, comforts and hurts that shelter and define us. - Jean Vanier

I believe every act of violence is also a message that needs to be understood. Violence should not be answered just by greater violence but by real understanding. We must ask: Where is the violence coming from? What is its meaning? - Jean Vanier

If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies. - Desmond Tutu

No one had to impose my enemies on me. I selected them myself. I didn’t avoid them: I pointed them out, marked them, attacked them. Jacobo Timerman

If they mean to have peace, let it begin here. - Sargent Shriver

I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world. - Sadako Sasaki

No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family. - Mildred Norman Ryder

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. - Mildred Norman Ryder

Nonviolence isn’t sitting back with your arms folded. It is first recognizing that the very person who is your oppressor is also your brother or sister. One day he or she may stop being your oppressor, but they’ll never stop being your brother or sister. - Mev Puelo

If you want peace, work for justice. - Pope Paul VI

Two conditions render difficult this situation of mankind: It is full of tremendously deadly armament, and it has not progressed morally as much as it has scientifically. - Pope Paul VI

There has already been enough warfare among men! Too many youths in the flower of life have shed their blood already! Legions of the dead, all fallen in battle, dwell within this earth of ours. Their stern voices urge us all to return at once to harmony, unity and a just peace. - Pope John XXIII

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. It must not be the special interests of individuals or groups, nor unregulated competition, economic despotism, national prestige or imperialism, nor any other aim of this sort. On the contrary, all forms of economic enterprise must be governed by the principles of social justice and charity. - Pope John XXIII

A peaceful person does more good than a learned one. - Pope John XXIII

Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace… peace will be the last word of history. - Pope John Paul II

War never again! Never again war! - Pope Francis

Many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off of war. - Pope Francis

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. - Henri Nouwen

The problem after a war is with the victor. He thinks that he has just proved that war and violence pay. Who will now teach him a lesson? - A.J. Muste

In a world built on violence, one must be a revolutionary before one can be a pacifist. - A.J. Muste

We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life. - A.J. Muste

Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force. - St. Angela Merici

War-making doesn’t stop war-making. If it did, our problems would have stopped millennia ago. - Colman McCarthy

Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals. - Colman McCarthy

Peace is the result of love, and if love were easy we’d all be good at it. - Colman McCarthy

Give peace a chance, yes, but why not get serious and give it a place in the curriculum: peace courses in every school, every grade, every nation. Unless we teach our children peace, someone else will teach them violence. - Colman McCarthy

To give financial support to war and at the same time preaching against it is no longer a tenable position. - Maurice McCrackin

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. They he becomes your partner. - Nelson Mandela

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. - Martin Luther King

We must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered. Martin Luther King

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. - Martin Luther King

We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or we will perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King

True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice. - Martin Luther King

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

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. - John F. Kennedy

First keep peace within yourself, then you can bring peace to others. - Thomas Kempis

At its core, war is impoverishment. War’s genesis and ultimate end is in the poverty of our hearts. If we can realize that the world’s liberation begins within those troubled hearts, then we may yet find peace…What good has ever come from the slaughter of the innocents? - Kathy Kelly

Among individuals, as among nations, respect of the rights of others is peace. - Benito Juarez

Real strength can be found not in power, money or weapons, but in deep, inner peace. When we have enough insight, we are not caught by many difficult situations anymore. - Thich Nhat Hahn

Our mind must make peace with our heart before we can witness peace in the world. - Thich Nhat Hahn

There is no way to peace, peace is the way. - Thich Nhat Hahn

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love. - Mohandas Gandhi

Peace is its own reward. - Mohandas Gandhi

If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating our children. - Mohandas Gandhi

Non-violence confronts systemic injustice with active love and refuses to retaliate with further violence under any circumstances. In order to halt the vicious cycles of violence, it requires a willing acceptance of suffering and death rather than inflicting suffering or death on anyone else. - John Dear

Peace begins when the hungry are fed. - Dorothy Day

The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor. - Dorothy Day

We are the nation the most powerful, the most armed and we are supplying arms and money to the rest of the world where we are not ourselves fighting. We are eating while there is famine in the world. - Dorothy Day

Don’t let the actions of others destroy your inner peace. - Dali Lama

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. - Dali Lama

Most of us have been conditioned…since armies are legal, we feel war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels war is criminal or that accepting it is criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is monstrous. It’s very nature is one of tragedy and suffering. - Dali Lama

We can choose to use our lives for others to bring about a better and more just world for our children. People who make that choice will know hardship and sacrifice, but if they give themselves totally to the non-violent struggle for peace and justice they will also find that people will give them their hearts and they will never be hungry and never alone. And in giving of themselves they will discover a whole new life full of meaning and love. - Cesar Chavez

There is no such thing as defeat in nonviolence. - Cesar Chavez

Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak. It is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win. - Cesar Chavez

Non-violence is more powerful than violence. - Cesar Chavez

Without justice and love, peace will always be the great illusion. - Helder Camara

Poverty is the worst form of violence. - Mohandas Gandhi

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

By acting compassionately, by helping to restore justice and to encourage peace, we acknowledge that we are all part of one another. - Rahm Dass

America, the richest and most powerful nation in the world, can well lead the way in this revolution of values. There is nothing except a tragic death wish to prevent us from reordering our priorities so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war. There is nothing to keep us from molding a recalcitrant status quo with bruised hands until we have fashioned it into a brotherhood. - Martin Luther King

“Peace! I’ll wait. I’ll wait till he’s all right and going about; I won’t start till then. But- peace! It’s not peace, it’s an armistice- that’s all.” -Richmal Crompton

“Men-folks has got to stick together in the name o’ peace.” -Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

“I hereby pledge myself to the service of God and of my people, to the righting of wrongs, to the driving-out of evil, to the bringing of peace and plenty to my land...” -Roger Lancelyn Green

“No...but God bring misfortune to him who is so careless about his self-control as to prattle when he should hold his peace”

“There was a great wish in him to stay here on Gont, and forgoing all wizardry and venture, forgetting all power and horror, to live in peace like any man on the known, dear ground of his home land. That was his wish; but his will was other.” -Ursula K. Le Guin

“When life is so tiresome, there ain’t no peace like the greatest peace—the peace of the Lord’s hand holding you.” -William H. Armstrong

“One evening a tired traveller and his friends crowded in the old fishing boat. When a storm arose, the second three shuddered. But when the traveller stretched out his hand, and said, ‘Peace,’ the storm stopped.” -Angela Elwell Hunt

“Due to their biological structure, these people had managed the impossible. They were actually living in a world of peace and utopian equality, where everybody was happy to be parts of greater, united wholes.” -C. M. Kosemen

“When a golden girl can win Prayer from out the lips of sin, When the barren almond bears, And a little child gives away its tears, Then shall all the house be still And peace comes to Canterville.” -Oscar Wilde

“Yes, death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace. You can help me. You can open for me the portals of death’s house, for love is always with you, and love is stronger than death is.” -Oscar Wilde

″‘Peace at last,’ he said to himself.” -Jill Murphy

“Now it is no use to lament--we must all work, and work cheerfully; and we will pray every morning and every night that God will bless our endeavors and enable us to provide for ourselves, and live here in peace and safety.” -Frederick Marryat

“You are most happy when your days pass quickest, and that is only the case when you have plenty to do. Here you are in peace and safety; and may it please God that you may continue so! -Frederick Marryat

“You could take a kid’s lunch money and nothing usually happened because most kids wanted peace at any price.” -Robert Cormier

“Archie disliked violence—most of his assignments were exercises in the psychological rather than the physical. That’s why he got away with so much. The Trinity brothers wanted peace at any price, quiet on the campus, no broken bones. Otherwise, the sky was the limit.” -Robert Cormier

“It didn’t feel like peace on earth, I can tell you that. There wasn’t a lot of goodwill towards men floating about.” -Robert Swindells

″...all I want is peace and quiut and a little fun and here I am tied down to this life he said taking off his crown being royal has many painful drawbacks.” -Daisy Ashford

But the moose brothers don’t turn out to be the sort of siblings she had in mind. Maybe peace and quiet is okay after all . . . -Pija Lindenbaum

“He wouldn’t fight and be fierce no matter what they did. He just sat and smelled. And the Banderilleros were made and the Picadores were madder and the Matador was so made he cried because he couldn’t show off with his cape and sword. ” -Robert Lawson

“And for all I know he is sitting there still, under his favorite cork tree, smelling the flowers just quietly. ” -Robert Lawson

“The enemy wants to steal our peace and keep us stirred up, anxious, fearful, upset, and always in a stance of waiting for something terrible to happen at any minute.” -Stormie Omartian

“The enemy wants to steal our peace and keep us stirred up, anxious, fearful, upset, and always in a stance of waiting for something terrible to happen at any minute.” -Stormie Omartian

“I have had high times. But the best times of all were afterward, just afterward, with the gun warm in my hand, the bite of smoke in my nose, the taste of death on my tongue, my heart high in my gullet, the danger past, and then the sweat, suddenly, and the nothingness, and the sweet clean feel of being born.” -Glendon Swarthout

“For a day, just for one day, Talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace into your Beautiful eyes.”

“Build a house for men and birds. Sit with them and play music. For a day, for just one day, talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace, my friend, into your beautiful eyes.” -Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez

“All of the time Juana had been trying to rescue something of the old peace, of the time before the pearl. But now it was gone, and there was no retrieving it. And knowing this, she abandoned the past instantly.”

“As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible, avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it, avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt...”

“The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize.”

“Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all.”

“War, not peace, produces virtue. War, not peace, purges vice. War, and preparation for war, call forth all that is noble and honorable in a man. It unites him with his brothers and binds them in selfless love, eradicating in the crucible of necessity all which is base and ignoble.” -Steven Pressfield

“I am not saying here that helping others, caring for your children, or striving for excellence in whatever field are not worthwhile things to do…but outer purpose alone is always relative, unstable, and impermanent.” -Eckhart Tolle

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth’s dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests.” -H.P. Lovecraft

“The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed.” -Winston Churchill

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

“If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace. If peace mattered to you more than anything else and if you truly knew yourself to be spirit rather than a little me, you would remain nonreactive and absolutely alert when confronted with challenging people or situations. You would immediately accept the situation and thus become one with it rather than separate yourself from it.” -Eckhart Tolle

“If you want real peace in the world, start with children.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“And then a wave of peace washed over her and told her it wasn’t where she lived that mattered, but that she was walking with Him.” -Chris Fabry

“We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to end war; For we know that You have made the world in a way That man must find his own path to peace Within himself and with his neighbor.” -Harold Kushner

“Finding Nirvana is like locating silence.” -Jack Kerouac

“Absence and peace. Your absence taught me how to live without you time away taught me to find peace in being alone.” -R.H. Sin

“She had unbuckled us ... only to stall us, so that she and her sisters could die in peace. ” -Jeffrey Eugenides

“That lesson suggests that in the end, we can only find peace in our human lives by accepting the will of the universe.” -Stephen King

“Just now I was looking out the window of the train and thinking. What can be higher than peace in the family and work? The rest isn’t in our power.” -Boris Pasternak

“In Louis Creed’s memory that one moment always held a magical quality--partly, perhaps, because it really was magical, but mostly because the rest f the evening was so wild. In the next three hours, neither peace nor magic made an appearance.” -Stephen King

“FSM believers are peaceful, openminded, well educated, and reject dogma outright. We’ve never started a war and have never killed others for their opposing beliefs.” -Bobby Henderson

“She was inside this silence and she was safe. ” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“You have peace when you make it with yourself.” -Mitch Albom

Bigwig and Hawkbit chased each other through the long grass. Speedwell jumped over the little brook that ran down the middle of the field and when Acorn tried to follow him and fell short, Silver joked with him as he scrambled out and rolled him in a patch of dead oak leaves until he was dry. As the sun rose higher, shortening the shadows and drawing the dew from the grass, most of the rabbits came wandering back to the sun-flecked shade among the cow parsley along the edge of the ditch. Here, Hazel and Fiver were sitting with Dandelion under a flowering wild cherry. The white petals spun down around them, covering the grass and speckling their fur, while thirty feet above a thrush sang, “Cherry dew, cherry dew. Knee deep, knee deep, knee deep.”″ -Richard Adams

“You know, my dear, that I already as a young man, in those days when we lived with the penitents in the forest, started to distrust teachers and teachings and to turn my back to them. I have stuck with this. Nevertheless, I have had many teachers since then. A beautiful courtesan has been my teacher for a long time, and a rich merchant was my teacher, and some gamblers with dice. Once, even a follower of Buddha, traveling on foot, has been my teacher; he sat with me when I had fallen asleep in the forest, on the pilgrimage. I’ve also learned from him, I’m also grateful to him, very grateful. But most of all, I have learned here from this river and from my predecessor, the Ferryman Vasudeva. He was a very simple person, Vasudeva, he was no thinker, but he knew what is necessary just as well as Gotama, he was a perfect man, a saint.” -Hermann Hesse

“In this hour Siddhartha ceased struggling with his fate, ceased suffering. On his face blossomed the serenity of knowledge, which no will opposes any longer, knowing perfection, in agreement with the flow of events, with the stream of life, full of compassion, full of sympathy, abandoned to the flow, belonging to unity.” -Hermann Hesse

“A rabbit has two ears; a rabbit has two eyes, two nostrils. Our two warrens ought to be like that. They ought to be together—not fighting. We ought to make other warrens between us—start one between here and Efrafa, with rabbits from both sides. You wouldn’t lose by that, you’d gain. We both would. A lot of your rabbits are unhappy now and it’s all you can do to control them, but with this plan you’d soon see a difference. Rabbits have enough enemies as it is. They ought not to make more among themselves. A mating between free, independent warrens—what do you say?” -Richard Adams

“Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and quiet life, An awful rule and right supremacy; And, to be short, what not that’s sweet and happy.” -William Shakespeare

″‘If you love me, as you say,’ she whispered, ‘do so that I may be at peace.‘” -Leo Tolstoy

This grove that was now so peaceful must then have rung with cries, I thought; and even with the thought I could believe I heard it ringing still. -Robert Louis Stevenson

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

“As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.” -John Steinbeck

″[Y]ou must strive to be calm, even if a hundred ravening enemies are snapping at your heels. Empty your mind and allow it to become like a tranquil pool that reflects everything around it and yet remains untouched by its surroundings. Understanding will come to you in that emptiness, when you are free of irrational fears about victory and defeat, life and death.” -Christopher Paolini

“A broken heart hurts as badly in wartime as in peace.” -Kristin Hannah

“Peace is always beautiful.” -Walt Whitman

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

“It’s fixed.” -Mitch Albom

“This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.” -Mitch Albom

“But there was no end in sight. No peace to be found. The end was only the beginning.” -Bianca Scardoni

“There are betrayals in war that are childlike compared with our human betrayals during peace. The new lover enters the habits of the other. Things are smashed, revealed in a new light. This is done with nervous or tender sentences, although the heart is an organ of fire.” -Michael Ondaatje

“A wise prince ought to . . . never in peaceful times stand idle, but increase his resources with industry in such a way that they may be available to him in adversity.” -Niccolò Machiavelli

“Fighting for your convictions is important. But finding peace is paramount.” -Wes Moore

“There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost.” -A Course in Miracles

“But at the same time she seemed more sedate than usual. Perhaps that was because a great pleasure spoils laughing.” -George Macdonald

“He was not in the least frightened, or excited, or curious. If anyone had asked him ‘Where did you come from?’ he would probably have said, ‘I’ve always been here.’ That was what it felt like—as if one had always been in that place and never been bored, although nothing had ever happened.” -C.S. Lewis

“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”

“It’s dangerous, son …When a man goes outside his home to look for peace.” -Lorraine Hansberry

“He thought: Peaceful sound. Peaceful place…. He thought: Best of an island is once you get there—you can’t go any farther … you’ve come to the end of things…. He knew, suddenly, that he didn’t want to leave the island.” -Agatha Christie

“Sometimes it feels like the more I wish for peace and quiet in my life, the more chaotic my life becomes.” -Bianca Scardoni

“I closed my eyes and tried to think of something, anything, to calm myself. I pictured my sketchbook. I felt my hands stir. Images, like celluloid frames, rolled through my mind.” -Ruta Sepetys

“We will never know peace if we lose the present because we are trapped in the past and paralyzed by the future.” -Erwin Raphael McManus

″... our late adventures have disgusted me with life and with the sword... -Alexandre Dumas

″‘Peace’ is a condition in which no civilian pays any attention to military casualties which do not achieve page-one, lead-story prominence-unless that civilian is a close relative of one of the casualties. But, if there ever was a time in history when ‘peace’ meant that there was no fighting going on, I have been unable to find out about it.” -Robert A. Heinlein

“Our worry will steal our peace, and when peace is missing, we find ourselves drowning in anxiety and crumbling under the weight of life’s pressures.” -Erwin Raphael McManus

“If ever I should wish for a retreat whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remnant of a troubled life, I know of none more promising than this little valley.” -Washington Irving

“There will never be peace on earth until there is peace in us.” -Erwin Raphael McManus

“The warrior knows that peace does not come from control but from relinquishing control. Everything in life that you try to control that is outside your control will steal from you your peace. You must choose to take hold of what you can control and let go of what you cannot. You cannot control your circumstances, but you can control your character. You cannot control the actions of others, but you can control the choices you make. You cannot control the outcome, but you can control the process.” -Erwin Raphael McManus

“Not far from this village, perhaps about two miles, there is a little valley or rather lap of land among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world. A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail or tapping of a woodpecker is almost the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquillity.” -Washington Irving

“So once again I’m Ti Jean the Child, playing, sewing patches, cooking suppers, washing dishes (always kept the kettle boiling on the fire and anytime dishes needed to be washed I just pour hot hot water into pan with Tide soap and soak them good and then wipe them clean after scouring with little 5-&-10 wire scourer).” -Jack Kerouac

“My time on earth is ending and I’m at peace with whatever comes.” -Nicholas Sparks

″ Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.” -Christian D. Larson

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” -Khalil Gibran

“If peace comes from seeing the whole, then misery stems from a loss of perspective.” -Mark Nepo

“Peace! I will stop your mouth.” -William Shakespeare

May the judge disappear, and the philosopher continue the peaceful exploration of the sea! -Jules Verne

“It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn’t call you there so you could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace.” -Francis Chan

“He was a terrible person. He died a hard death. So maybe. A queen can forgive her vanquished foe. It isn’t easy, it doesn’t count if it’s easy, it’s the hardest thing. Forgiveness. Which is maybe where love and justice finally meet. Peace, at last. Isn’t that what the Kaddish asks for?” -Tony Kushner

“Peace has a bitter taste. And the future is foreboding.” -Tatiana de Rosnay

“What is it you say now, what peace is there to be made in the last minutes of the last day that will mark the before and after of your life until then, the day that will change everything for both of you, the living and the dead?” -Daniel Wallace

“Order will ease your load and free your mind for greater peace, joy, and creativity. By more effectively ordering your day, you will gain a sense of control, a sense of purpose, increased productivity, an environment of creativity, and a greater focus and flow of accomplishments.” -Cindy Trimm

“Had she been ensconced here under other and more pleasant conditions she would have become alarmed; but, outside humanity, she had at present no fear.” -Thomas Hardy

“He sought his former accustomed fear of death and did not find it. ‘Where is it? What death?’ There was no fear because there was no death. -Leo Tolstoy

“This longing of God’s to give us peace and assurance and a sense of well-being only awaits our willingness to cooperate with God’s limitless magnanimity.” -Greg Boyle

“Being with him made my brain quiet. I didn’t have to invent a thing.” -Jonathan Safran Foer

“The houses that are important to us are the ones that allow us to dream in peace.” -Frances Mayes

“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. ” -Max Ehrmann

“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.” -Jen Sincero

“The wind in my face and the taste of the salt spray helped clear my head, made me feel clean and a little fresher. I found it a great deal easier to think. Part of it was the calm and peace of the water. And another part was that in the best tradition of Miami watercraft, most of the other boaters seemed to be trying to kill me. I found that very relaxing. I was right at home. This is my country; these are my people.” -Jeff Lindsay

“The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end. Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master’s house, which stood by the roadside; at the top of the meadow was a grove of fir trees, and at the bottom a running brook overhung by a steep bank.” -Anna Sewell

“For most princes apply themselves more to affairs of war than to the useful arts of peace; and in these I neither have any knowledge, nor do I much desire it; they are generally more set on acquiring new kingdoms, right or wrong, than on governing well those they possess.” -Thomas More

“it was when i stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself i found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole” -Rupi Kaur

“You’re pinned down in some filthy hellhole of a paddy […] but then for a few seconds everything goes quiet and you look up and see the sun and a few puffy white clouds, and the immense serenity flashes against your eyeballs—the whole world gets rearranged—and even though you’re pinned down by a war you’ve never felt more at peace.” -Tim O'Brien

“‘Everything is impermanent, even war. It will end someday.’ Knowing that, we could continue to work for peace.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

“I had forgotten how gently time passes in Paris. As lively as the city is, there’s a stillness to it, a peace that lures you in. In Paris, with a glass of wine in your hand, you can just be.” -Kristin Hannah

“They preserved peace by a constant preparation for war; and while justice regulated their conduct, they announced to the nations on their confines, that they were as little disposed to endure, as to offer an injury.” -Edward Gibbon

“This long peace, and the uniform government of the Romans, introduced a slow and secret poison into the vitals of the empire. The minds of men were gradually reduced to the same level, the fire of genius was extinguished, and even the military spirit evaporated.” -Edward Gibbon

“If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if He chose, just hand out to anyone.” -C. S. Lewis

“To have peace there must be strife; both are part of the structure of the world and requirements” -Muata Ashby

“There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings. More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost if you can conceive of such a combination.” -Wright Brothers

“Embracing chaos might be the path to finding peace.” -Rachel Hollis

“When you assume you’re in total control, you don’t stop and take time to seek out a relationship with God; you use alternative means to try and manufacture some peace.” -Rachel Hollis

“Your hope lies in accepting your life as it now lies before you, forever changed. If you can do that, the peace you seek will follow. Forever changed. I am forever changed.” -Jennifer Niven

“Instead of focusing on the world’s problems, give your attention and energy to trust, love, abundance, education and peace.” -Rhonda Byrne

“She had felt relief, relief that his pain was gone, and relief that she had been there with him to witness the peace of his passing. She felt relieved to have known him, to love him and to be loved by him...” -Cecelia Ahern

“Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away!” -Robert Fulghum

“A glooming peace this morning with it brings; The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head: Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished: For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” -William Shakespeare

“Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.” -Eckhart Tolle

“Therefore the notion of time is to be considered in the nature of war, as it is in the nature of weather. For as the nature of foul weather lieth not in a shower or two of rain, but in an inclination thereto of many days together: so the nature of war consisteth not in actual fighting, but in the known disposition thereto during all the time there is no assurance to the contrary. All other time is peace.” -Thomas Hobbes

“For the actions of men proceed from their opinions, and in the well governing of opinions consisteth the well governing of men’s actions in order to their peace and concord.” -Thomas Hobbes

“A commonwealth is said to be instituted when a multitude of men do agree, and covenant, every one with every one, that to whatsoever man, or assembly of men, shall be given by the major part the right to present the person of them all, that is to say, to be their representative; every one, as well he that voted for it as he that voted against it, shall authorize all the actions and judgements of that man, or assembly of men, in the same manner as if they were his own, to the end to live peaceably amongst themselves, and be protected against other men.” -Thomas Hobbes

“From this fundamental law of nature, by which men are commanded to endeavour peace, is derived this second law: that a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defence of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men as he would allow other men against himself.” -Thomas Hobbes

“The passions that incline men to peace are: fear of death; desire of such things as are necessary to commodious living; and a hope by their industry to obtain them. And reason suggesteth convenient articles of peace upon which men may be drawn to agreement.” -Thomas Hobbes

“One lick less. One lick less and we could be quiet.” -William Faulkner

“You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, and inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.” -Eckhart Tolle

“The multitude so united in one person is called a COMMONWEALTH; in Latin, CIVITAS. This is the generation of that great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently, of that mortal god to which we owe, under the immortal God, our peace and defence.” -Thomas Hobbes

″‘No chance at all,’ snapped Mrs. Fox. ‘I refuse to let you go up there and face those guns. I’d sooner you stay down here and die in peace.‘” -Roald Dahl

“Money is the tool, my child, not the mason; it can help you make acquaintances but not true friends; and it might buy you a life of leisure but not a life of peace.” -Jordan Belfort

“We know how to win wars. We must learn now to win peace...” -Stephen Ambrose

“God is full of love, joy and peace. Every religion has said that God is within us or we are a part of God so why do we think small?” -Maddy Malhotra

“And he made a promise to himself: if he lived through the war, he was going to find an isolated farm somewhere and spend the remainder of his life in peace and quiet.” -Stephen Ambrose

“Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.” -Khaled Hosseini

“You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your inner enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.” -Morihei Ueshiba

“The Art of Peace is the principle of nonresistance. Because it is nonresistant it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. The Art of Peace is invincible because it contends with nothing.” -Morihei Ueshiba

“…as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.” -Thomas Jefferson

“They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.” -Thomas Jefferson

“Educate, then, at any rate; for the age of implicit self-sacrifice and instinctive virtues is already flitting far away from us, and the time is fast approaching when freedom, public peace, and social order itself will not be able to exist without education.” -Alexis de Tocqueville

“The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow.” -Morihei Ueshiba

“The Art of Peace is the religion that is not a religion; it perfects and completes all religions.” -Morihei Ueshiba