The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The day is celebrated to mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace.
Established in 1981, the day is dedicated to strengthening the bond of peace within and among the countires around the world. It is also known as the day of non-violence and cease-fire.
Below are some great quotes on the International Peace Day.
1. "World Peace Day is envisioned to become a moment of global unity - it is up to each and every one of us to make this a reality." - Jeremy Gilley
2. "I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete." - Ronald Reagan
3. "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
4. "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding." - Albert Einstein
5. "We must be ready to learn from one another, not claiming that we alone possess all truth and that somehow we have a corner on God." ― Desmond Tutu
6. "We like to put sacred texts in flowing waters, so I rolled it up, tied it to a piece of wood, placed a dandelion on top, and floated it in the stream which flows into the Swat River. Surely God would find it there." ― Malala Yousafzai
7. "Only the brave men and women can bring peace to the world, not by practicing war but by practicing nonviolence." ― Amit Ray in the book Nonviolence: The Transforming Power
8. "Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction." - Bernard Baruch
9. "May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc and perpetrating all forms of carnage." - Yahya Jammeh
10. "Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience." - Thomas Merton