International Day of Peace 2016: Top Quotes and Messages By Famous Personalities on Happy World Peace Day

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International Day of Peace 2016 Quotes, Sayings, Messages, Greetings, Status: International Peace Day aka World Peace Day is celebrated every year on 21st September. It is done in order to build and strengthen the core need of peace among people as well as countries. (check: Dancing With The Stars 2016 Winner.)



“Building Blocks for Peace” has been selected as the theme for this year’s peace day celebration keeping in mind the sustainable development goals. Like every special occasion, various events takes place on this day. It includes meditations, workshops, conferences, marches, exhibitions, gathering, etc.

International Day of Peace 2016 Quotes, Sayings, Messages, Greetings, Status

All such events take place worldwide. There are many other activities to name, and they can differ as per your wish or where you live. This day came into existence in September 1982, and its credit goes to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. That year, the theme was “Right to Peace of people.”

“Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind,” Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General said on the occasion.

Before the peace day celebrations commenced, Ban Ki-moon took part in the bell ringing ceremony at Peace Garden at UN headquarters. Also, a minute of silence was observed on 16th September 2016.

Just like every other special occasion has its own set of quotes and messages to send and wish everyone, similarly, we have collected a handful of famous quotations and sayings by prominent personalities all around the world.

International Day of Peace 2016 Quotes, Sayings, Messages, Greetings, Status

Let’s have a look and share them on social media with a link to this page.

Peace begins with a smile. Saint Mother Teresa, Catholic missionary
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama, Buddhist monk

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist

God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world: peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the Earth. Pope Benedict XVI

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Buddha, founder of the Buddhist religion

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist

International Day of Peace 2016 Quotes, Sayings, Messages, Greetings, Status

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F Kennedy, 35th U.S. President

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Saint Francis of Assisi

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace. Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa

The purpose of all wars is peace. Saint Augustine

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. Martin Luther King, Jr, American activist

The true and solid peace of nations consist not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. Pope John XXIII

I believe in peace. I believe in mercy. Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. George Washington, first US President

International Day of Peace 2016 Quotes, Sayings, Messages, Greetings, Status

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. ― Jawaharlal Nehru, first Indian Prime Minister

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