The road to peace is long and uncertain. It’s a journey laced with complexities and one that many of us are still trying to figure out. When we’re constantly pulled down by our own burdens and the afflictions of the world, the dream of a peaceful life becomes more distant.
If we could just learn how to put things into perspective, we might have the chance to experience harmony in our mind. As hard as it is to have peace amidst the chaos in ourselves, it all starts with our efforts to be more present and grateful.
Whether it’s our state of mind or the state of the world, we can all agree that peace starts from within. It’s also something we continuously strive for in our thoughts and in our actions. Here are 30 peace quotes to remind you that achieving inner peace is a choice.
The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become. – Mandy Hale
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
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
Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. – Albert Einstein
You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you. – Joseph B. Wirthlin
Forgive, not because they deserve your forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
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
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. – Ronald Reagan
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. – Malcolm X
Living life in peace. You may say 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
Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral loose, and free-floating – these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything. – Wayne W. Dyer
Those who tried to break you are expecting you to be in fight mode. Conquer them with your peace. – Thema Davis
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. – Peace Pilgrim
Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow – Melody Beattie
End each day with thoughts of peace. Begin each day with thoughts of peace. Continue thinking thoughts of peace throughout your precious day and happiness will be yours.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. – Mahatma Gandhi
Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it. – Brian Tracy
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal. – John Lennon
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. – Baruch Spinoza
Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.
Peace, it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Buddha
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. – Lao Tzu
I love that moment, when you are on a long car ride, or reading. And you completely zone out, you forget your troubles, everything around you. You are focused on that one thing, you are content, and everything seems peaceful.
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