International Day of Peace is observed all over the world on Monday, 21 September. The theme of this year's peace day is "Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All".

The primary aim of the observing the day this year is to highlight the importance of working together in the society to strive for peace.

The day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and the first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.

The theme of the first peace day was the "Right to peace of people".

Check out some of the best quotes by notable personalities to be shared on International Peace day below:

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. ― Albert Einstein

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ― Buddha

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. ― Ronald Reagan

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. ― Buddha

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ― Mother Teresa

Peace begins with a smile ― Mother Teresa

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. ― Jawaharlal Nehru

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. ― Benjamin Franklin

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. ― Nelson Mandela

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ― Virginia Woolf

Peace is the first thing the angels sang. ― John Keble

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. ― Dalai Lama

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Peace is its own reward  ― Mahatma Gandhi

I believe in peace. I believe in mercy. ― Malala Yousafzai