23 Quotes on Peace & Remebrance for Memorial Day

Memorial Day honors the individuals who died while serving in the United States military. It is tradition that each year, the President calls on Americans to observe Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and for a brief minute, asks that the people of the United States unite in a prayer dedicated to the deceased who gave their life in the ultimate sacrifice. In honor of the service men and women, I have collected 23 quotes on peace and remembrance. Take a moment to read, silently reflect and give thanks for the freedom we are granted.

Please enjoy and share, and if you have a favorite that is not on this list, please add to the comments below. Namaste.

  1. “America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence.” – Paul Tsongas
  2. “The best fighter is never angry.” ― Lao Tzu
  3. “There are two ways to live a life either forget everything or, remember nothing.” –  Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday
  4. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ― Gautama Buddha
  5. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
  6. “Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.” ― Gerald G. Jampolsky, Love Is Letting Go of Fear
  7. “Compassion dissolves ignorance.” ― Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace
  8. “The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.”
    ― Czesław Miłosz, The Issa Valley
  9. “To surrender is not giving up the struggle, but finding peace within the struggle.” ― Michelle Cruz-Rosado
  10. “Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten.”
    ― Johnathan Jena
  11. “In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
  12. “If we could all love each and every person that crosses our path a little bit more, we could attain inner peace with the knowledge that many people on this planet would be hurting a whole lot less.” ― Molly Friedenfeld, The Book of Simple Human Truths
  13. With peace in my mind,With peace in my heart, With peace in my soul, Wherever I’m going, I’m already home” – Jason Mraz, Living In The Moment
  14. “Nothing is really lost in the World; everything is preserved.” ― Joan Ambu
  15. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Theresa
  16. “There is a universal reality in ourselves that aligns us with a universal reality that is everywhere.”
    ― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
  17. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ― Thomas Campbell
  18. “May every sunrise hold more promise, and every sunset hold more peace.” Blessing
  19. “Imagine all the people, Living life in peace…” – John Lennon, Imagine
  20. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbel
  21. “Peace is always beautiful.” – Walt Whitman
  22. “Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we’ve touched.” -Will Fetter
  23. “My biggest hope for this work is that it will help others to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom, and even more so to remember that the men, women, and children all involved in and affected by this era were not just statistics: they were people just like we are, with the same hopes, dreams, and very imminent fears.” ― J. Neven-Pugh

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