“We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.”

Mother Teresa

“Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“The ethics of Islam enjoin all believers, individually or through institutions such as the Ismaili Imamat, to assist the poor, the isolated, and the marginalized to improve their current circumstances and future prospects.

Through the Imamat, I have tried to respond to this responsibility by creating a group of private, non-denominational agencies the Aga Khan Development Network – to respond to the needs and potential of people living in some of the poorest parts of the world, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, or religion.”

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, World Mountain Forum UNESCO, Paris, France – June 5, 2000” 

The Aga Khan IV

“The well- being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.”

Baha’u’llah

Founder of the Baha’i Faith

“(This) campaign reaffirms that our faith should be part of the solutions, not part of the problem.”

Lee Weissman

Jewish Educator, Scholar & Humanitarian

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

Dalai Lama

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. 

 Mahatma Gandhi

 

You cannot have peace without security, and you cannot have security without inclusive development.”

― Kofi Annan

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”

― John F. Kennedy

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

― Nelson Mandela

If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world.”

―Kofi Annan

“I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is no. It is the story of many girls.”

Malala Yousafzais’s

“With guns you can kill terrorists; with education you can kill terrorism.”

Malala Yousafzais’s

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”

-  Martin Luther King Jr

“If we ourselves remain angry and then sing world peace, it has little meaning. First, our individual self must learn peace. This we can practice. Then we can teach the rest of the world.”

- Dalai Lama

“I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.”

- Albert Einstein

“I have come into this world to see this: the sword drop from men’s hands even at the height of their arc of rage because we have finally realized there is just one flesh we can wound. “

-Hafiz of Persia

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.”

- Amelia Earhart

“There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”

- Deepak Chopra

‘Let us bring equality, justice, and peace for all. Not just the politicians and the world leaders, we all need to contribute. Me. You. It is our duty. “

-Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Prize Winner 2014)

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life. “

-Virginia Woolf

“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.”

–Unknown

“There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”

-A.J. Muste

“You were placed on this earth to create not to compete. “

-Robert Anthony

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie

“Working for peace in the future is to work for peace in the present moment. “

-Thich Nhat Hanh

“The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.”

- Thich Nhat Hanh

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

- Albert Einstein

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

-Albert Einstein

“Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous. “

-George Bernard Shaw

“Peace is not achieved by controlling nations, but mastering our thoughts.

“John Harricharan

 “Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice. “

-Harrison Ford

“Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.”

- Baruch Spinoza

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. “

-John F. Kennedy

“Peace is costly but it is worth the expense. “

- African proverb

“Peace is the only battle worth waging.

-Albert Camus

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

-Mother Teresa (Nobel Peace Prize 1979) 

 There never was a good war or a bad peace.

-Benjamin Franklin

 Peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can only be attained through understanding.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 I believe our sorrow can make us a better country. I believe our righteous anger can e transformed into more justice and more peace.

-Barack Obama (Nobel Peace Prize 2009)

 "Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without".

Buddha

 If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

-Nelson Mandela (Nobel Peace Prize 1993)

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

-Nelson Mandela

 I was a drum major for peace. 

-Martin Luther King Jr (Nobel Peace Prize 1964)

 There is something strangely inconsistent about a nation and a press that would praise you when you say, ‘Be nonviolent toward Jim Clark,’ but will curse and damn you when you say, ‘Be nonviolent toward little brown Vietnamese children.’ There is something wrong with that press.

Martin Luther King Jr

 Some people call me the girl who was shot by the Taliban. And some, the girl who fought for her rights.

Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize 2014)

 

"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

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

Martin Luther King Junior

 "If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."

Nelson Mandela

 “Peace in every home, every street, every village, every country – this is my dream.”

Malala Yousafzai 

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

Albert Einstein

 "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

John F. Kennedy

 "It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace."

Andre Gide

 "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." 

Mahatma Gandhi

 "All we are saying is give peace a chance."

 John Lennon

 "Peace begins with a smile."

 Mother Teresa

  “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”

     Robert Muller

Show forgiveness, Enjoin kindness, Avoid ignorance.”

Quran 7:199

Whoever kills an innocent human being, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and whosoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if  he had saved the life of all mankind.”

Quran 5:32

 Hadith 9

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

أَيْنَ الْمُتَحَابُّونَ بِجَلَالِي الْيَوْمَ أُظِلُّهُمْ فِي ظِلِّي يَوْمَ لَا ظِلَّ إِلَّا ظِلِّي

 

Verily, Allah will say on the Day of Resurrection: Where are those who love each other for the sake of my glory? Today, I will shelter them in my shade on a day when there is no shade but mine.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2566, Grade: Sahih

Hadith 13

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

يَنْزِلُ رَبُّنَا كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا حِينَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ اللَّيْلِ الْآخِرُ فَيَقُولُ مَنْ يَدْعُونِي فَأَسْتَجِيبَ لَهُ وَمَنْ يَسْأَلُنِي فَأُعْطِيَهُ وَمَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرُنِي فَأَغْفِرَ لَهُ

Our Lord descends to the lowest heaven in the last third of every night, and he says: Who is calling upon me that I may answer him? Who is asking from me that I may give him? Who is seeking my forgiveness that I may forgive him?

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1094, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi

Hadith 25

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ الْمُتَحَابُّونَ فِي جَلَالِي لَهُمْ مَنَابِرُ مِنْ نُورٍ يَغْبِطُهُمْ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ

Allah Almighty said: Those who love each other for the sake of my glory will be upon pulpits of light, admired by the prophets and the martyrs.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2390, Grade: Sahih

In another narration, the Prophet said:

قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَجَبَتْ مَحَبَّتِي لِلْمُتَحَابِّينَ فِيَّ وَالْمُتَجَالِسِينَ فِيَّ وَالْمُتَزَاوِرِينَ فِيَّ وَالْمُتَبَاذِلِينَ فِيَّ

Allah Almighty said: My love is assured for those who love each other for my sake, who sit together for my sake, who visit each other for my sake, and who spend on each other for my sake.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 21525, Grade: Sahih

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