Inspirational Peace Quotes, Captions

This collection of peace quotes includes positive and inspirational thoughts from scientists, artists, business people, and world leaders. Use them to spread an uplifting message of hope during holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and Ramadan — or at any time of the year!

The most inspiring peace quotes

Let’s begin with our editor’s selection of the top ten best peace quotes.

1. Top 10 best peace quotes

1.) Peace begins with a smile.
Mother Teresa

2.) Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.

3.) Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.
Dalai Lama

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

5.) 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

6.) “You have peace,” the old woman said, “when you make it with yourself.”
Mitch Albom

7.) The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
Mahatma Gandhi

8.) You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi

9.) There is peace even in the storm.
Vincent van Gogh

10.) 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

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2. Inspirational peace quotes

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
Carlos Santana

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.
Peace Pilgrim

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

Even in midst of chaos and heartache, you can find peace.
Willow Cross

To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.
William Blake

Peace is something we must all work for, every day.
Ban Ki-moon

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

Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.’ Spirit says, ‘Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.’
Marianne Williamson

World peace is one project that we have to do together.
Yoko Ono

It’s time for us to turn to each other, not on each other.
Jesse Jackson

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

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3. Peace quotes about life

The greatest quest in life has always been the search for peace.
Richard Daly

There is “what is” only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.
Bruce Lee

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

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

When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.
Louise Hay

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.
Milan Kundera

Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.
Thomas á Kempis

Peace with yourself

When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world.
Maha Ghosananda

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

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

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desmond Tutu


Don’t search for anything except peace. Try to calm the mind. Everything else will come on its own.
Baba Hari Das

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

You who want peace can find it only by complete forgiveness.
Helen Schucman

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

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.

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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

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Robert Muller

Peace brings with it so many positive emotions that it is worth aiming for in all circumstances.
Estella Eliot

The answer lies within ourselves. If we can’t find peace and happiness there, it’s not going to come from the outside.
Tenzin Palmo

You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.
Wayne Dyer

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

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Thomas Jefferson


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

Being thankful can reap many benefits for you like peace and joy.
Jeff & Michelle Niederstadt

4. Peace of mind quotes

Sometimes you can find peace of mind by transferring yourself to different situations. They’re just reminders to stay calm.
Yves Behar

Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
Lin Yutang

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

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

Anger is the ultimate destroyer of peace of mind.
Dalai Lama

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

You should feel beautiful and you should feel safe. What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and peace of spirit.
Stacy London

Think of the peace of mind you’ll have by just simply telling the truth.
Sandra Forbes

They call it “peace of mind” but maybe it should be called “peace from mind.”
Navil Ravikant

Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.
Gerald Jampolsky

It is my conviction that there is no way to peace – peace is the way.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Inner peace sayings

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

World peace must develop from inner peace.
Dalai Lama

Inner peace is when you do what’s right and let go of the rest.
Maxime Lagacé

Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.
Roy T. Bennett

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

Forgiveness equals inner peace — more peaceful people equals more world peace.
Richard Branson

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

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Robert J. Sawyer

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


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

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

When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.
Louise L. Hay

Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power.
Joyce Meyer

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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s only God who gives you peace and rest.
Greta Zwaan

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Albert Schweitzer

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

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
Helen Keller

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Zen quotes about peace

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

There is no ‘way to peace,’ there is only ‘peace.’
Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Peace begins
When expectation ends.
Sri Chinmoy

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.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Siddhārtha Gautama

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

For a day, just for one day,
Talk about that which disturbs no one
And bring some peace into your
Beautiful eyes.
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez

5. Peace and love quotes

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
Mahatma Gandhi

The only two important things in life are real love and being at peace with yourself.
Jonathan Carroll

Peace and love grow more flowers in your garden!
Avijeet Das

Love is benevolent and harmonious — a haven of peace.
Simon May

Love is my weapon, music is my religion, peace is in my soul.

Peace and love are eternal.
John Lennon

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
Dalai Lama

The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.
Peace Pilgrim

If you don’t know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he’s just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. It’s one world, pal. We’re all neighbors.
Frank Sinatra

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

6. Peace and justice quotes

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peace comes from justice, and justice comes from truth.
Rudy Scarfalloto

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
Ezra Taft Benson

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

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration, and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

7. Funny peace sayings

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the Universe.
Larry Eisenberg

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

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

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8. Short peace quotes

Peace is the first thing the angels sang.
John Keble

The world is quiet here.
Lemony Snicket

Rest and be thankful.
William Wordsworth

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace is when time doesn’t matter as it passes by.
Maria Schell

Peace is the only battle worth waging.
Albert Camus

Peace, love, empathy.
Kurt Cobain

Peace is liberty in tranquility.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Individual peace is the unit of world peace.
David Lynch

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Michael Cunningham

9. Famous peace quotes

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations… entangling alliances with none.
Thomas Jefferson

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

Peace by persuasion has a pleasant sound, but I think we should not be able to work it. We should have to tame the human race first, and history seems to show that that cannot be done.
Mark Twain

Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people.
John F. Kennedy

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

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

From literature and books

“If you love me as you say you do,” she whispered, “make it so that I am at peace.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

A quiet conscience makes one strong!
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Peace is always beautiful.
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

From songs

Imagine all the people
living life in peace
You may say that I’m a dreamer
but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us
and the world will be as one.
John Lennon, “Imagine”

Peace on Earth can it be?
Years from now, perhaps we’ll see?
See the day of glory
See the day, when men of goodwill
Live in peace, live in peace again.
David Bowie, “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”

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10. Christmas peace quotes

Use these traditional Christmas carol lyrics about peace in your Christmas cards and greetings.

Peace on earth, good-will to men!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

Pray for peace, people everywhere!
“Do You Hear What I Hear”

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
With news of joy foretold,
“Peace on the earth, good will to men
From heaven’s all gracious King.”
Edmund H. Sears, “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

Truly He taught us
to love one another;
His law is love and
His gospel is peace.
J.S. Dwight and A.C. Adam, “O Holy Night”

O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth.
And praises sing to God the King.
And peace to men on earth.
Phillips Brooks “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Sleep in heavenly peace.
Joseph Mohr, “Silent Night”

All glory be to God on high
And on the earth be peace,
Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men
Begin and never cease.
Nahum Tate, “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”

The heavenly star its rays afar
On every land is throwing,
And shall not cease till holy peace
In all the earth is growing.
“With Wondering Awe”

Hark! the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Charles Wesley, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

11. Thoughtful peace quotes

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

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.
Jane Addams

Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.
Malala Yousafzai

Be a peacemaker in everyday life. Display peace in everything you do. Be peace. Live in peace.
Buddhist proverb

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

Peace, which costs nothing, is attended with infinitely more advantage than any victory with all its expense.
Thomas Paine

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

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

12. Peace captions for Instagram

Add a peace caption to your social media posts celebrating holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and Ramadan — or to ring in the New Year!

  • People for peace.
  • Increase the peace.
  • Peace through music.
  • Love each other.
  • Peace, love, and happiness.
  • Teach peace.
  • Peace, love, and music.
  • More peace now.
  • Choose peace.
  • Faith.
  • I come in peace.
  • All you need is love.
  • Hope.
  • Universal peace.
  • Peace among worlds.
  • Achieve inner peace.
  • Joy.
  • Make peace happen.
  • Peace now.
  • The power of love.
  • My day of peace.
  • Peace, love, and rock ’n roll.
  • World peace.
  • Peace, love, and harmony.
  • Flower child.
  • Unity.
  • Peace on earth.
  • Imagine peace.
  • Grow peace.
  • Kindness.
  • Spread peace, not germs.
  • Peace and love.
  • Inner peace.
  • Peace out.
  • Wage peace.
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