8 Peaceful Quotes From Introspective People “Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.” Roy T. Bennett “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr. “You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” John Lennon "You cannot find peace by avoiding life." Michael Cunningham “Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?” David Baldacci “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” Gautama Buddha “Peace is always beautiful.” Walt Whitman “The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.” C. JoyBell C.