Here are 80 of the best calm quotes for you.
And if you’re like me, you love CALM.
- When everything is quiet
- When you have time to think
- When you’re not rushed or stressed
That’s why I’ve built this page.
To help you cool down, relax, and enjoy calm words and sayings.
I’ve been feeding myself with that kind of quote for more than 20 years.
And they literally changed who I am and how I feel on a daily basis.
I hope they will do the same for you.
But keep in mind:
Feeling calm is like a garden.
You need to attend to it consistently.
You’ll discover quotes by Buddha, Emerson, Rumi, Marcus Aurelius, and more.
To be calm is the highest achievement of the self. Zen proverb
Stay centered by accepting whatever happens to you. This is the ultimate. Chuang Tzu
The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength. Marcus Aurelius
A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned. Naval Ravikant
Your life will be in order when disorder ceases to bother you. James Pierce
People should learn how to just be there, doing nothing. Thich Nhat Hanh
You can’t force raging water to be calm. You have to leave it alone and let it return to its natural flow. Emotions are the same way. @Thibaut
Insight emerges out of silence. B. D. Schiers
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. François de La Rochefoucauld
If he cannot stop the mind that seeks after fame and profit, he will spend his life without finding peace. Dogen
Those who act with few desires are calm, without worry or fear. Buddha
Decide that wherever you are, is the best place there is. Once you start comparing, there’s no end to it. Sodo Yokoyama
With no desire, at rest and still, all things go right as of their will. Lao Tzu
No state is so bitter than a calm mind cannot find in it some consolation. Seneca
Everything that happens is as simple and familiar as the rose in spring, the fruit in summer: disease, death, blasphemy, conspiracy… everything that makes stupid people happy and angry. Marcus Aurelius
On average, the deeper people’s knowledge of a topic, the more calmly they talk about it. Paul Graham
An infinite reservoir of cosmic wisdom resides in the depths of contemplation. Roy Gillett
Attain peace with self-understanding. Attain self-understanding with silence. Maxime Lagacé
If you feel offended about something, you haven’t been meditating enough. If you feel the need to defend yourself, or justify your opinion, you haven’t been meditating enough. If you can’t take joy in sitting under a tree on a beautiful day, you haven’t been meditating enough. Thibaut
Let come what comes, and accommodate yourself to that, whatever it is. Henepola Gunaratana
Some time in your day today, try to turn off all the noises you can around you, and give yourself some ‘quiet time.’ In the silence, let yourself think about something. Or if possible, think about nothing. Fred Rogers
To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden. Seneca
You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you need to breathe, calm down, look around, and improvise. Creativity is the key of life. Paulo Coelho
What you do not react to cannot drag you down in a futile engagement. Robert Greene
Freedom is a calm mind. Shane Parrish
Keep calm and carry on. Winston Churchill
There is peace even in the storm. Vincent van Gogh
It takes a calm mind to be able to consider things from different angles and points of view. 14th Dalai Lama
We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace. Elizabeth Gilbert
To a mind that is still, the entire universe surrenders. Zhuangzi
Calm seas never made a good sailor. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Life isn’t as serious as my mind makes it out to be. Eckhart Tolle
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Calm is a superpower. Brené Brown
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When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything. Paramahansa Yogananda
Still waters run deep. English proverb
When you lose your temper, you lose your power. Rakesh Valand (Source)
Take it easy, and remember “easy is right.” Osho
Learn to slow down. Get lost intentionally. Tim Ferriss
More patience, more presence, less anxiety. Naval Ravikant
The only thing you control is how you respond. Maxime Lagacé
You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather. Pema Chödrön
In a hyperactive world, stillness is the deepest rebellion. Donna D’Cruz
Rushing or hurrying is creating what you don’t want. Relax. Rhonda Byrne (Source)
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The measure of wisdom is how calm you are when facing any given situation. Naval Ravikant
When you keep the peace with yourself, you also bring peace to others. Rhonda Byrne
Being confident and outspoken is overrated. Being present and calm is underrated. Maxime Lagacé
Nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul. Jiddu Krishnamurti
The ability to stay calm and polite, even when people upset you, is a superpower. Vala Afshar (Source)
Much of what separates the great from the very good is deep presence, relaxation of the conscious mind, which allows the unconscious to flow unhindered. Josh Waitzkin (The Art of Learning, Amazon book)
Before embarking on important undertakings, sit quietly, calm your senses and thoughts, and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit. Paramahansa Yogananda
Our best and most lasting work comes from when we take things slow. Ryan Holiday (Stillness Is the Key)
Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Start now. Rumi
If you want to be effective in business, you need a clear, calm, cool, collected mind. Naval Ravikant
You can control so much of your state of mind just by breathing. Justin Kan
The modern mind is overstimulated and the modern body is understimulated and overfed. Meditation, exercise, and fasting restore an ancient balance. Naval Ravikant
Family vacations are the ultimate test of one’s equanimity. James Pierce
The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. Jules Renard
In dealing with fools you must adopt the following philosophy: they are simply a part of life, like rocks or furniture. Robert Greene
You can’t buy a calm mind, you have to earn it. Shane Parrish
Happiness and sadness alike are an assault on equanimity. James Pierce
Freedom is only for he who views happiness and sorrow as stray dogs barking in the night. Such a man needs neither self-help or spirituality. He needs neither fortune or blessings. For he lives the sort of life that almost no man can fathom. Kapil Gupta
The wise have self-understanding. The wisest have indifference too. Maxime Lagacé
I’m not doing anything, and yet I’m also doing the most important thing a man can do: I’m listening to what I needed to hear from myself. Paulo Coelho (Like The Flowing River)
If you want to travel the Way of Buddhas and Zen masters, then expect nothing, seek nothing, and grasp nothing. Dogen
Always ask yourself: “What will happen if I say nothing?” Kamand Kojouri
Once you stop seeking outside what’s already inside, you become free and calm. Maxime Lagacé
When you try to stay on the surface of the water, you sink; but when you try to sink, you float. Zen proverb
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. Zen proverb
Only through constant self-awareness and self-knowledge can there be inward tranquillity. Jiddu Krishnamurti
It is not wise to rush about. If too much energy is used, exhaustion follows. This is not the way of Tao. Lao Tzu
There is a simple way to become Buddha: When you refrain from unwholesome actions, are not attached to birth and death, and are compassionate toward all sentient beings, respectful to seniors and kind to juniors, not excluding or desiring anything, with no designing thoughts or worries, you will be called a Buddha. Do not seek anything else. Dogen
The struggle is great, the task divine — to gain mastery, freedom, happiness, and tranquility. Epictetus
Everything is fine until you believe it’s not. Byron Katie
When you understand something, then it naturally calms you down. Naval Ravikant
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Never think anything is against you, everything is a blessing. Why should it be different? Just be quiet. Let it all work itself out. Mooji
- The best way to stay calm? Accept whatever happens, as if you have chosen it.
- Remember: Life is messy, fast, uncontrollable, and unpredictable. And that’s fine.
- Learn to just “be” from time to time. Being busy leads to misery.
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I hope you liked these calm quotes.
If you did, please share them with a stressed friend today!
Are you calm? What’s your favorite calm quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.
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