Peace quotes



“Peace does not mean the absence of war.

Peace means the presence of harmony, love, satisfaction and oneness.

Peace means a flood of love in the world family.”


~ Sri Chinmoy,


The Tears Of Nation-Hearts, Agni Press, 1974

Peace quotes

Quotes from others can help us discover our own inner wealth of peace. Allow me to share with you some of my own favourite peace quotes – both by Sri Chinmoy and by other great world figures in various walks of life.

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What is Peace?

If we only concentrate on not having war, then we will not create peace. As Sri Chinmoy describes so beautifully, peace is far, far more than the absence of war.

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“Peace does not mean the absence of war. Peace means the presence of harmony, love, satisfaction and oneness. Peace means a flood of love in the world family.”

~ Sri Chinmoy, The Tears Of Nation-Hearts, Agni Press, 1974

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“Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.”

~ UNESCO Constitution

“In the outer life you cannot have peace unless and until you have first established peace in your inner life. Early in the morning, if you treasure a few divine thoughts before coming out of your home, then these thoughts will enter into the outer life as energising, fulfilling realities.”

~ Sri Chinmoy, Flame Waves, part 05, Agni Press, 1975

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Peace Within, Peace Without

Many great spiritual and political leaders have stated that peace begins in the hearts of individuals. So if we wish to create peace on earth, we must start by building peace in our own hearts and lives.

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A person of peace is a great treasure – because that person is living in peace with the universe as well. If I have peace inside me, I will care not only for myself, but for all those around me. Not only that, but my peace will help foster peace for the entire world.

“Peace is within, peace is without. The core of society we touch with our inner peace. “

~ Sri Chinmoy, U Thant: Divinity’s Smile, Humanity’s Cry, Agni Press, 1977

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

~ Albert Einstein



“Deep within us there is constant, continuous, eternal silence, peace and poise. When we are absolutely calm and quiet in our inner life, we see that the inner life offers us its own energy.”

~ Sri Chinmoy, Flame Waves, part 04, Agni Press, 1975

“Therefore be at peace with God, 
whatever you conceive Him to be. 
And whatever your labors and aspirations, 
in the noisy confusion of life, 
keep peace in your soul.”

― Max EhrmannDesiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

“Our peace is within, and this peace is the basis of our life.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

Yoga And The Spiritual Life. The Journey of India’s Soul., Agni Press, 1971


“Outer peace will come into existence only when we discover inner peace. This inner peace is something that we already have. It is not something that we have to invent; it is something we have to discover.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

The Height of Silence and the Might of Sound, Agni Press, 1974


“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”

~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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We only need to grow into peace – even if the world is filled with restlessness and challenges. We have to stay steady within our heart, and then we can ourselves radiate that peace to everyone around us.

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Peace and the Oneness-Heart

Everyone knows that peace can almost never be found in dry, intellectual treatises. No! Peace is to be found deep inside our own loving hearts.

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“Peace caresses and feeds the tears of my ever-climbing heart.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

Peace, Jharna-Kala Card Co., 1995

“We can feel the presence of peace only in the loving heart.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

Fifty Freedom-Boats to one Golden Shore, part 2, Agni Press, 1974


“Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people.”

~ John F. Kennedy, Speech on June 10th, 1963

“Peace is something spontaneous; it is something that unites us. Peace is something that we have to spread. But unless and until we have peace deep within us, we can never hope to have peace in the outer world.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

Transformation-Night, Immortality-Dawn, Agni Press, 1975

“Peace will always treasure and safeguard your world-oneness-heart.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

Peace, Jharna-Kala Card Co., 1995

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“We get divine peace through meditation. Even if we meditate for fifteen minutes and get peace for only one minute, that one minute of peace, if it is solid peace, will be able to permeate our whole day.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

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Peace through Meditation


We all want to have lasting peace, specially in the hustle and bustle of life! If we can soulfully offer our prayers and meditations even for one minute, Sri Chinmoy tells us that our entire day will be inundated with peace. What a great bargain!

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Peace and Nature

Nature has since time immemorial been a source of boundless peace for countless human beings. Specially the vast sky and deep ocean bring us immense peace. It feels like nature is more than eager to offer us peace through her sky, oceans, trees, winds and more – we simply need to receive that peace into our being!

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“Peace is the harmonious control of life. It is vibrant with life-energy.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

Yoga And The Spiritual Life. The Journey of India’s Soul., Agni Press, 1971

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” 
― John MuirThe Mountains of California

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“Peace itself is strength. When you have inner peace, you can have joy and delight when you enter into the outer world.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

Illumination-Fruits, Agni Press, 1974

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Peace is Strength

Sri Chinmoy points out something thrilling—that peace is strength! How fantastic and also how true! The person who is full of inner peace, not only brings us joy, but also brings us strength! So often we think of peace as something weak, but no! Peace is the greatest power. Why not try it out? The next time someone is completely angry with you, try to fill yourself with boundless peace – and only let that peace radiate from you. See what happens to the other person’s anger! I have tried it and each time seen that what could have been peace-shattering anger, quickly goes away!

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run

“We are all members of a oneness-world-family. When we feel that we are brothers and sisters with the same hopes and dreams, then we shall not quarrel and fight. We shall work together to create a peaceful happiness-home.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

“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 the greatest triumph of my heart’s universal oneness.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

Peace, Jharna-Kala Card Co., 1995

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A Oneness-World-Family

Sri Chinmoy believes that the source of peace lies in our feeling our oneness with each and every human being on earth. If I can really feel that my brother, my sister, my co-worker, even a stranger on the bus – that all of us are part of one family – then I will be making a very strong contribution to fostering peace.

More Writings on Peace

Two of my favourite books by Sri Chinmoy which have beautiful writings on peace and practical exercises for bringing peace into our lives are The Jewels of Happiness and The Wings of Joy.


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Agraha Levine is a meditation student of Sri Chinmoy living in Seattle, Washington. He treasures the peace found in nature, in silent meditation and in devoted service for a higher cause.

Almost all of the photos in this article were taken by Jowan Gauthier.

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