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52 Famous Quotes About Peace and Love

If we don’t learn the art of patience, by allowing life to follow its natural course, chances are that we will continue to force and resist the natural flow of things, inflicting a lot of unnecessary pain onto ourselves and onto those around us.

These famous quotes are all inspirational, positive words about peace and love, to help uplift your spirit.

When life gives you lessons and you are having a hard time dealing with them, apply the wisdom from these quotes to your behavior and everyday actions, so that they will help you to change the way you approach your problems and have a happy and meaningful life.

Here is our collection of 52 famous quotes about peace and love:

#1.“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

#2.“There is no ‘way to peace,’ there is only ‘peace.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

#5.“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

#6.“You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.” – Wayne W. Dyer

#7.“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard

#8.“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” – Elie Wiesel

#9.“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Tennyson

#10.“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict – alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.” – Dorothy Thompson

#11.“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald

#12.“Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.” – Thomas Merton

#13.“There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons.” – Tony Benn

#14.“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” – Maria Montessori

#15.“One love, one heart, one destiny.” – Bob Marley

#16.“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

#17.“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

#18.“Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling” – Tony DeLiso

#19.“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” – Neil Gaiman

#20.“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.” – Amit Ray

#21.“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.” – Dalai Lama XIV

#22.“As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” – Pythagoras

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

#24.“It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.” – Daisaku Ikeda

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

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

#27.“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide

#28.“If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.” – Marilyn Monroe

#29.“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – Anaïs Nin

#30.“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” – Paulo Coelho

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

#32.“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson

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

#34.“The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.” – Albert Einstein

#35.“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

#36.“We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.” – Mother Teresa

#37.“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.” – Aristotle

#38.“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult

#39.“Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” – Jack Kornfield

#40.“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” – Vincent van Gogh

#41.“I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.” – Kurt Vonnegut

#42.“You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It’s not overrated. There’s a reason for all those songs.” – Sarah Dessen

#43.“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

#44.“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, that pursuit must go on.” – John F. Kennedy

#45.“What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul” – Victor Hugo

#46.“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

#47.“Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content, the quiet mind is richer than a crown…” – Robert Greene

#48.“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” – Francis of Assisi

#49.“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ” – Agatha Christie

#50.“I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.” – Leo Tolstoy

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

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