Everyone needs a dose of inspiration every now and then! We all face challenges every day. Thinking creatively to find ways to solve problems, taking risks to learn or accept something new, resolving small disputes with friends, working to make our families happy and our communities thrive… there are always opportunities to pause and consider the strength that comes with peace. Here are some of our favorite sayings about living with peace of mind, trust, and tolerance, as well as working for peace around the world!
“First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.” -Thomas à Kempis
“Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.” -Baruch Spinoza
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” -Nelson Mandela
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” -John F. Kennedy
“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” -Maria Montessori
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” -Albert Einstein
“Peace begins with a smile.” -Mother Teresa
“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” -Buddha