Famous & inspiring quotes about peace

Famous & inspiring quotes about peace

Teachers, leaders, and non-violent activists around the world have shared messages about how to live in peace.

Here are some peace quotes and sayings, written and spoken about how to live a life free from violence.


“Peace is always beautiful”

-Walt Whitman


Walt Whitman peace quote



“Peace is the only battle worth waging”

-Albert Camus 


Albert Camus peace quote


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“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 


Eleanor Roosevelt peace quote






“I dream of an Africa which is at peace with itself”

-Nelson Mandela


Nelson Mandela peace quote



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“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding”

-Albert Einstein


Albert Einstein peace quote






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

-Martin Luther King Jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. peace quote



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“Peace is a fulltime job. It’s protecting civilians, overseeing elections, and disarming ex-combatants. Peace, like war, must be waged.”

-George Clooney


George Clooney peace quote





“The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war.”

-Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit


Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit peace quote