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World Peace Day: Some famous words, and puppy pictures, to help you feel peaceful

  • 21
  • 09
  • 2016

The International Day of Peace, or World Peace Day, happens every September 21 and is observed by the United Nations and millions across the world.

The day was created over 30 years ago by the UN and devotes itself to commemorating the ideals of peace, particularly the absence of war and violence, and has resulted in temporary ceasefires to conflicts.

To get you in the spirit, we have gathered some famous words about peace for you to enjoy – along with some peaceful puppy pictures, of course.

‘Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love’ – Mahatma Gandhi

Two puppies sleeping
(Sue Ogrocki/AP)

‘Peace begins with a smile’ – Mother Teresa

Puppy in arms of girl
(Danna Stevens/AP)

‘If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else’ – Marvin Gaye

Puppy takes a nap
(Jesse Major/AP)

‘The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world’ – Marianne Williamson

A dalmatian puppy plays with a black kitten
Mahesh Kumar A/AP

‘Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all’ – Nelson Mandela

Puppies sleep on a water bottle

‘Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without’
– Gautama Buddha

Puppy sleeping with head on sofa
(Samuel Wilson/AP)

‘You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist’ – Indira Gandhi

A beagle puppy sleeps
(Seth Wenig/AP)

‘Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding’ – Albert Einstein

Puppies sleep together
(Yfat Yossifor/AP)

‘All we are saying is give peace a chance’ – John Lennon

White cat sleeps on brown dog's head
(Don Clough/AP)

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