Inspirations for International Peace Day

Still I have deep faith in humanity and I know peace is possible. The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from the souls of people. Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. Peace is a long journey every one of us must take steps to achieve that. We are made of different colors and we have different cultures. We are all different! We need to learn to accept and love differences in the world.

International Day of Peace is observed on September 21st each year. On this day, the UN urges all hostilities to stop and embrace every one with love. Sometimes unofficially this day is called as World Peace Day. The day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and in 2001, the General Assembly voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and ceasefire.

To mark the day, here is 16 famous quotes with images about peace.

1. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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2. “Only the brave men and women can bring peace to the world, not by practicing war but by practicing nonviolence.” — Amit Ray

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3. 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

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4. We are not on a journey to become the same or to be the same. But we are on a journey to see that in all of our differences, that is what makes us beautiful as a human race. — C. JoyBell C.

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5. “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” — Marianne Williamson

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6. “The light of compassion opens the petals of the heart. When the petals of the heart unfold fragrance spreads across the valley.” — Amit Ray

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7. “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” — Albert Einstein

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8. “Mankind must put an end to war – or war will put an end to mankind.” — John F. Kennedy

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9. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” — Nelson Mandela

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10. “If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.”  — Peter McWilliams

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11. “If you judge people you have no time to love them.” — Mother Teresa

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12. “If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nations. When there is order in the nations, there will peace in the world.” — Confucius

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13. “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

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14. ‘If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. — Mother Teresa

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15. “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

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16. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” — Gautama Buddha

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Quotations about Purpose of Life

Purpose of life is a great question for every intelligent human being.  Here is a list of quotations about the purpose of life from the great philosophers, famous authors, celebrities, and news-maker. 

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A life directed chiefly towards the fulfillment of personal desires sooner or later always leads to bitter disappointment. — Albert Einstein

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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

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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. — Dalai Lama

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An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. — William James

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. — Leo Tolstoy

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We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. — Maya Angelou

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. — Eleanor Roosevelt

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