80 Inspirational Peacemaker Quotes

Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by Scott M. Thomas

In recent days people are looking for peace wholeheartedly. The time of jealousies, war, sorrow and hatred are over. This is the time of making peace. But peace is not possible without peacemakers. There is a lot of politicians, famous personalities were made themselves as a peacemaker. In this writing, you’ll see the famous persons saying about peacemaker. Hope these peacemaker quotes will inspire you to desire peace and eliminate all kind of hatred. 

“The greatest honour history can bestow is that of peacemaker.” – Richard M. Nixon

“I look askance at any movement which assists in making the peacemaker among nations merely a national warrior.” – Arthur Hays Sulzberger

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“A peacemaker does not mean a peaceful person.” – Lanza del Vasto

“What a charming reconciler and peacemaker money is!” – William Makepeace Thackeray

“To be peacemaker, you must know the peace giver.” – Billy Graham

“The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders…tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.” – Hermann Goring

“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” – Nelson Mandela

“In 30 years of public service, I have had no scandals. I have high ethical standards. I am most proud of my judgment, that kind of judgment is what we want in a president going forward. I want to be a peacemaker.” – Bernie Sanders

“An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into the agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing.” – Vandana Shiva

“Blessed are the peacemakers, and one sure way of peacemaking is to let the fire of contention alone. Neither fan it, nor stir it, nor add fuel to it, but let it go out by itself. Begin your ministry with one blind eye and one deaf ear.” – Charles Spurgeon

“… I think that I was too self-centred to ever develop good skills as a peacemaker. In my younger days, I assumed that it was because I was smarter than everyone else, with no patience for explaining things in short words for mouthbreathers who just didn’t get it.” – Cory Doctorow

“There is a myth that the purpose of education is to give one the means for upward mobility and success. The plain truth is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does need desperately more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form.” – David W. Orr

“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am pretty, but not beautiful. I have friends, but I am not the peacemaker.” – Marilyn Monroe

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“People notice peacemakers because they dress funny. We know how the people who make wardress – in uniforms and medals, or in computers and clipboards, or in absoluteness, severity, greed, and cynicism. But the peacemaker is dressed in righteousness, justice, and faithfulness – dressed for the work that is to be done.” – Walter Brueggemann

“I want to be remembered as a poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played.” – Mattie Stepanek

“I’m not an agent from any government, even if some of you may not believe it. I’m not. I’m a peacemaker.” – Feisal Abdul Rauf

“My mom always said I was the peacemaker in the family. My older brother, Eric, was the leader, the creative one. I was just his puppet.” – Gwen Stefani

“Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers.’ And I think a lot of people don’t understand that there’s a difference between a peace lover and a peacemaker. Everybody loves peace, but wearing jewelry around your neck and saying ‘I love peace’ doesn’t bring it.” – Mike Huckabee

“I have been accused of things that I have never done. I have been called a perpetrator of incidents while I was actually a peacemaker. I really don’t know why. Yuvraj Singh isn’t a party animal; he is just singled out. I don’t know why.” – Yuvraj Singh

“Silence is a great peacemaker.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“You’ll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Blessedness is promised to the peacemaker, not to the conqueror.” – Francis Quarles

“The love of conflict is most evident when opposing forces join sides to defeat the peacemaker.” – Criss Jami

“You see how it is, my dear friends. There’s no pleasing everyone. It’s hopeless to even try, and the more you play the peacemaker, the less peaceful things become.” – Sholom Aleichem

“You cannot become a peacemaker without communication. Silence is a passive-aggressive grenade thrown by insecure people that want war, but they don’t want the accountability of starting it.” – Shannon L. Alder

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“We have no desire to be the world’s policeman. But America does want to be the world’s peacemaker.” – Jimmy Carter

“When I was out in the bars drinking and fighting I was a little bit less of a peacemaker than I would be if I’d had a couple of hits of a joint and gone and laid down somewhere.” – Willie Nelson

“I am a non-Zionist because the Jew, in seeking a homeland of his own, seems to me to be giving up something of infinitely greater value of the world. … I look askance at any movement which assists in making the peacemaker among nations merely a national warrior.” – Arthur Hays Sulzberger

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

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.” – Hafsat Abiola

“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

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” – Nelson Mandela

“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration, and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower

“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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“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The love of conflict is most evident when opposing forces join sides to defeat the peacemaker.” – Criss Jami

“You’re going to make it;

You’re going to be at peace;

You’re going to create, and love, and laugh, and live;

You’re going to do great things.” – Germany Kent

“If you want to bring the world closer to peace, be a peacemaker by creating peace whenever you can. If you find yourself engaged in an argument that only stirs anger in the heart, quickly make peace and carry on.” – Suzy Kassem

“We’ll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers.” – George W. Bush

“A peacemaker is not merely someone who protests against the war; he is one who is inwardly so yielded to Christ in spirit and purpose that He can be called a “son of God.” Where he goes, God goes and where God goes, he goes. He is fearless, calm, and bold. Peace emanates from him the way light and heat radiated from fire.” – Francis Frangipane

“Be a peacemaker, seek peace.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“The arbitrator is a robber,

The peacemaker makes grief,

He who should soothe makes sore.

But he who cheats diminishes justice!” – Miriam Lichtheim

“When picking a leader, choose a peacemaker. One who unites not divides. A cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship.” – Suzy Kassem

“Be a peacemaker but never at the expense of your character or God’s standards.” – Jim George

“To make peace is not a passive endeavor, but rather an activist mindset that works toward the end of the conflict. In our world, it is not the soldier but the activist who calls for peace.” – Dillon Burroughs

“Peace may be hard to achieve, but is possible with small yet essential steps that are guided by courage and sufficient commitment.” – Widad Akrawi

“Feelings of guilt dominate our work as peacemakers we cannot last long. But when we have opened each other’s eyes to the great human gifts among all people we can indeed make peacemaking a way of being.” – Henri Nouwen

“Blessed are the peacemakers, For they have freed themselves from sinful wrath.” – Dante Alighieri

“God hates it when we stir up strife, disloyalty, or contention among His people. It may happen in the church, but don’t you be a part of it. Don’t do it. Pray, ask the Lord to make you a peacemaker, and ask the Lord to show you how you can minister support and encouragement to the spiritual leaders of your church.” – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

“Women … have long been discouraged from the awareness and forthright expression of anger. Sugar and spice are the ingredients from which we are made. We are the nurturers, the soothers, the peacemakers, and the steadier of rocked boats.” – Harriet Lerner

“Everybody has to play aside because if you play both sides you a snake if you not a peacemaker.” – Cormega

“Peacemakers not only live, but they also rule life.” – Baltasar Gracian

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“Necessity–thou best of peacemakers, As well as the surest prompter of the invention.” – Walter Scott

“Brothers and sisters, love the earth. Be true to the earth, and do not believe those seducers who look longingly to the world beyond, casting suspicion on this world. Jesus is the greatest friend of the earth-Jesus who again and again, in the original spirit of Judaism, proclaimed love for the soil and love for the land. “Blessed are the peacemakers,” he said, “for they shall possess the earth.” – Eberhard Arnold

“The love of conflict is most evident when opposing forces join sides to defeat the peacemaker.” – Criss Jami

“I want to be remembered as a poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played.” – Mattie Stepanek

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Famous Quotes About Peacemakers

A peacemaker is actually morally pure, full of mercy, and of course willing to be patient. They are always humble and try to stop all kinds of fighting. They are willing to go the extra mile. If we want to be a peacemaker then we have to be humble, gentle, and more tolerable than mass people. You have to think clearly instead of act. 

“If we take a small step in extolling peacemakers as much as honouring war heroes, we will be making a giant leap towards peace.” – Newton Lee

“The more innocuous the name of a weapon, the more hideous its impact. Some of the most horrific weapons of the Vietnam era were named Bambi, Infant, Daisycutter, Grasshopper, and Agent Orange. Nor is the trend new: From the past we have Mustard Gas, Angel Chasers [two cannonballs linked with a chain for added destruction], and the Peacemaker, to name a few.” – Paul Dickson

“Nixon had three goals: to win by the biggest electoral landslide in history; to be remembered as a peacemaker and to be accepted by the ‘Establishment’ as an equal. He achieved all these objectives at the end of 1972 and the beginning of 1973. And he lost them all two months later-partly because he turned a dream into an obsession.” – Henry A. Kissinger 

“We need to remember that trade is a great peacemaker that enriches people and increases international understanding and ties between nations.” – Dan Quayle

peacemaker quotes and sayings

“The way to the organic, active peace of brotherhood leads through the hearts of peacemakers who will knit together, with patience and self-sacrifice, the shorn and tangled fibres of human aspirations, faith, and hopes, who will transcend the fears and dangers of an adventure of trust. The road to unity is the road of repentance.” – H. Richard Niebuhr

“I knew when seven justices could not take up a quarrel, but when the parties were met themselves, one of them thought but of an If, as, ‘If you said so, then I said so;’ and they shook hands and swore brothers. Your If is the only peacemaker; much virtue in If.” – William Shakespeare

“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize peace.” – Aristotle

“The Jesus I follow is the peacemaker, is one who says forgive your enemies, who worry 

about the poor, who worries about the poorest of the poor instead of the richest of the rich.” – Frederick Buechner

“Far from being the father of jihad, [Prophet] Mohammad was a peacemaker, who risked his life and nearly lost the loyalty of his closest companions because he was determined to effect a reconciliation with Mecca.” – Karen Armstrong

Spread Peace Quotes

At the present time, we should forget the hatred of violence and focus on the establishment of peace. War has never brought anything better in human history. On the contrary, people remember those who worked hard for peace. That’s why we need to spread peace.

“What I often do in my work is to take a great story, such as the Odyssey, the search for the Grail, the story of Jesus, or the story of the great peacemaker who helped create the Iroquois Confederacy in the 15th century. I then use these tales as templates upon which to weave psychological and spiritual exercises which allow us to open ourselves up to the larger venue of a story.” – Jean Houston

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbours to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” – Abraham Lincoln

“As for peace, it was never free and laws were made to be broken. Peacemaker or lawbreaker, someone, somewhere always paid the price no matter what side of the words they were on.” – Virginia McKevitt

“Your ‘if’ is the only peacemaker; much virtue in “if.” – William Shakespeare

“Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” – Nelson Mandela

“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.” – Dalai Lama

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“If we follow the example of Jesus Christ and become true peacemakers, that flood of love will cover the earth as with a blanket.” – Theodore M. Burton

“Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody.” – Khalil Gibran

“For every idealistic peacemaker willing to renounce his self-defence in favour of a weapons-free world, there is at least one warmaker anxious to exploit the other’s good intentions.” – Margaret Thatcher

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