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International Day of Peace: 7 Quotes to Inspire You

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In an unfortunate era of trolling and negativity, International Day of Peace, September 21, parades into life forcing us to reflect on the positivity that often feels overshadowed.

We’ve put together some of the best quotes about peace for you to share with others in celebration of the day:


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1/ “If you want to end the war then Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.” — Malala Yousafzai 

We agree Malala!

2/ "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." — Jimi Hendrix

An oldie, but a real goodie.

3/ "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." —  Mother Teresa

Lady knew what was UP!

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4/ "An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind." — Mahatma Gandhi

Oh Gandhi, your analogies. Pure wisdom.

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

A lesson many around the world could learn from.

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6/ “Sanskrit has 108 words for love. Islam has 99 names for God. Japanese has 14 words for beauty. We’ve got one word for Peace…. We don’t have enough words to accurately describe all the different types of peace. I think it was Socrates who once said if you don’t have a word to describe something then how can you think about it?” —  Steve Killelea, Founder of The Global Peace Index

A profound insight.

7/ “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

Happy International Day of Peace!