In her words

You'll find inspiration in almost every line in the classic book, Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own WordsHere are a few of our favorites. 

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good,
and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.

Every good thing you do, every good thing you say, every good thought you think, vibrates on and on and never ceases.  The evil remains only until it is overcome by good, but the good remains forever.

We people of the world need to find ways to get to know one another — for then we will recognize that our likenesses are so much greater than our differences, however great our differences may seem. Every cell, every human being, is of equal importance and has work to do in the world.

No one walks so safely as one who walks humbly and harmlessly with great love and great faith. For such a person gets through to the good in others (and there is good in everyone), and therefore cannot be harmed. This works between individuals, it works between groups and it would work between nations if nations had the courage to try it.

Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you. I just put a big smile on my face and everyone smiles back.

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

Every good thing you do, every good thing you say, every good thought you think, vibrates on and on and never ceases.  The evil remains only until it is overcome by good, but the good remains forever.

We must walk according to the highest light we have, encountering lovingly those who are out of harmony, and trying to inspire them toward a better way. Whenever you bring harmony into any unpeaceful situation, you contribute to the cause of peace.

If you give your life as a prayer, you intensify the prayer beyond all measure.

Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold.

Some people wish for a life of no problems, but I would never wish such a life for any of you.  What I wish for you is the great inner strength to solve your problems meaningfully and grow. Problems are learning and growing experiences. A life without problems would be a barren existence, without the opportunity for spiritual growth.

Look within for your answers. Your divine nature—your inner light — knows all the answers. Spend your time bringing your life into harmony with divine law. Work on overcoming evil with good, falsehood with truth, hatred with love.

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return. The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.

There is a magic formula for resolving conflicts. It is this: Have as your objective the resolving of the conflict, not the gaining of advantage. There is a magic formula for avoiding conflicts. It is this: Be concerned that you do not offend, not that you are not offended.

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.

I don’t eat junk foods and I don’t think junk thoughts.

I began to really live life when I began to look at every situation and think about how I could be of service in that situation. I learned that I shouldn’t be pushy about helping, but just willing. Often I could give a helping hand—or perhaps a loving smile or a word of cheer. I learned it is through giving that we receive the worthwhile things of life.

We are all cells in the same body of humanity.

No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.

Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound.