220 Calm Quotes That Will Bring You Peace

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Here are 220 of the best calm quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find them useful if you’re going through tough times or if you simply need to relax a bit. Enjoy!

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Stay centered by accepting whatever happens to you. This is the ultimate. Chuang Tzu

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The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength. Marcus Aurelius

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A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned. Naval Ravikant

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Your life will be in order when disorder ceases to bother you. James Pierce

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People should learn how to just be there, doing nothing. Thich Nhat Hanh

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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

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Insight emerges out of silence. B. D. Schiers

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When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. François de La Rochefoucauld

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If he cannot stop the mind that seeks after fame and profit, he will spend his life without finding peace. Dogen

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Understand: presence of mind is the ability to detach yourself, to see the whole battlefield, the whole picture, with clarity. Robert Greene

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Those who act with few desires are calm, without worry or fear. Buddha

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To be calm is the highest achievement of the self. Zen proverb

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Decide that wherever you are, is the best place there is. Once you start comparing, there’s no end to it. Sodo Yokoyama

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Fear of change is a human instinct. Embracing change is a superhuman ability. Justin Kan

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Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb

See also: inner peace quotes, zen quotes, stoic quotes

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The Best Calm Quotes

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No state is so bitter than a calm mind cannot find in it some consolation. Seneca

Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them. Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Amazon book)

With no desire, at rest and still, all things go right as of their will. Lao Tzu

If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it. Osho

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

To shrug it all off and wipe it clean — every annoyance and distraction — and reach utter stillness. Child’s play. Marcus Aurelius

The smarter you get, the more you appreciate silence. @orangebook_

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

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Attain peace with self-understanding. Attain self-understanding with silence. Maxime Lagacé

Relax. You’ll live longer and perform better. Naval Ravikant

Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present. Alan Watts

To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden. Seneca

When completely relaxed, we experience the essence of our being, the deep silence that knows everything as it is. Haemin Sunim

We have a choice. We can spend our whole life suffering because we can’t relax with how things really are, or we can relax and embrace the open-endedness of the human situation, which is fresh, unfixated, and unbiased. Pema Chödron

One thing we do know: Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment. Eckhart Tolle

Short-term thinking makes people desperate, ungenerous, impulsive. Long-term thinking makes people calm, gracious, controlled. The mighty pyramids and cathedrals were built by civilizations with a long time horizon, so it is with the life of a great man. @TheStoicEmperor

Let come what comes, and accommodate yourself to that, whatever it is. Henepola Gunaratana

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 (See also: meditation quotes)

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

You don’t solve a maze by rushing through. You have to stop and think. You have to walk slowly and carefully, reining in your energy – otherwise you’ll get hopelessly lost. Ryan Holiday (Stillness Is the Key, Amazon book)

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

When seeking stops, seeker relaxes and stays in his natural state. @TradingNirvana

See also: thought of the day

Part 2. Calm Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Calm Quotes (Churchill, Dalai Lama, Einstein, etc.)

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Keep calm and carry on. Winston Churchill

There is peace even in the storm. Vincent van Gogh

A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness. Albert Einstein

All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal

I will be calm. I will be mistress of myself. Jane Austen

It takes a calm mind to be able to consider things from different angles and points of view. 14th Dalai Lama

A calm mind makes us relaxed, improves our health and makes for happier families and communities. 14th Dalai Lama

Compassion enhances our self-confidence because a calm mind allows our marvellous human intelligence to bloom. When we’re angry, our thinking is distorted and we don’t see the different aspects of reality. A calm mind enables us to take a broader, more realistic 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 (Eat, Pray, Love, Amazon book)

To a mind that is still, the entire universe surrenders. Zhuangzi

Calm seas never made a good sailor. Franklin D. Roosevelt

I just feel that there isn’t enough silence, and I’m always asking people if they can just give some silence. Fred Rogers

Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside. Marcus Aurelius (Meditations, Amazon book)

Life isn’t as serious as my mind makes it out to be. Eckhart Tolle

Unwind, relax, and deepen into the present moment. 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

The most effective way to convince people is quietly. Yoko Ono

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Short Calm Quotes

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One-liners, short calm quotes, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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Calm is a superpower. Brené Brown

Still waters run deep. English proverb

Outward action and inner calm. @TheStoicEmperor

Be calm. Be Zen. You are Buddha. James Patterson

In the madness, you have to find calm. Lupita Nyong’o

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

Always study to secure your permanent peace. Publius Syrus

Be an island of calm in the sea of craziness. @TheAncientSage

Train your mind to be calm in every situation. Unknown

The only thing you control is how you respond. Maxime Lagacé

Impatience with actions, patience with results. Naval Ravikant

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

If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Eckhart Tolle

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. Aesop

Don’t let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace. Kimberly Jones

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Inspirational Calm Quotes

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Remember: we don’t control what happens, we control how we respond. Ryan Holiday

Nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Start now. Rumi

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

Having a calm and compassionate mind enables us to use our natural intelligence more effectively. 14th Dalai Lama

Live intensely, live totally, here and now. Paradise is not some place, somewhere. It is a peace within you. Osho

The existence loves you, otherwise you would not be here. Relax into your being, you are cherished by the whole. Osho

When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything. Paramahansa Yogananda

Everything turns on your assumptions about it, and that’s on you. You can pluck out the hasty judgment at will, and like steering a ship around the point, you will find calm seas, fair weather and a safe port. Marcus Aurelius

Don’t do any task in order to get it over with. Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention. Enjoy and be one with your work. Thich Nhat Hanh

There are two things, to be and to do. Don’t think too much about to do – to be is first. To be peace. To be joy. To be happiness. And then to do joy, to do happiness – on the basis of being. Thich Nhat Hanh

Everyone at a high level has a huge amount of chess understanding, and 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

Be a person on a mission. Move steadily toward your aim. Treat everything else as a distraction. Don’t be sidetracked by things that have no meaning in your life. Let your mission be the highest thing you’re capable of. Let it be the centre around which your life revolves. @TheAncientSage

The further the reward from the effort, the thinner the competition. Patience is the gatekeeper. Johnny Uzan

Our best and most lasting work comes from when we take things slow. Ryan Holiday (Stillness Is the Key)

If you want to be effective in business, you need a clear, calm, cool, collected mind. Naval Ravikant

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again. Joseph Campbell

You can control so much of your state of mind just by breathing. Justin Kan

See also: encouraging quotes

See also: 12 Quick Mini-Meditations to Calm Your Mind and Body (psychologytoday.com)

Funny Calm Quotes

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Family vacations are the ultimate test of one’s equanimity. James Pierce

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. Jules Renard

Relax, it’s a tweet. Naval Ravikant

Always ask yourself: “What will happen if I say nothing?” Kamand Kojouri

If solitude is the school of genius, then the crowded, busy world is the purgatory of the idiot. Ryan Holiday (Stillness is the Key)

Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face. Manoj Arora

In dealing with fools you must adopt the following philosophy: they are simply a part of life, like rocks or furniture. Robert Greene

When working alongside fools, do not fight them. Instead think of them the way you think of children, or pets, not important enough to affect your mental balance. Robert Greene

Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows. Michel de Montaigne

Relax: haters are secret admirers wanting to be you. Paulo Coelho

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Deep Calm Quotes

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You can’t buy a calm mind, you have to earn it. Shane Parrish

Until we know that death is equal to life, we live in fear. Byron Katie

Happiness and sadness alike are an assault on equanimity. James Pierce

The wise have self-understanding. The wisest have indifference too. Maxime Lagacé

At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. Thich Nhat Hanh

The modern mind is overstimulated and the modern body is understimulated and overfed. Meditation, exercise, and fasting restore an ancient balance. Naval Ravikant

Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. Naval Ravikant

The chaos you see outside is within you. It’s your own projection. When you’re calm from within, you cease to create chaos without. And even if the external chaos is there, it no longer affects you. The world is turbulent if you’re turbulent. It’s calm when you’re calm. @TheAncientSage

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

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)

The very desire to find shortcuts makes you eminently unsuited for any kind of mastery. Robert Greene

It is the vice of a vulgar mind to be thrilled by bigness. E. M. Forster

Do not view mountains from the scale of human thought. Dogen

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Wise Calm Quotes And Proverbs (Words of Wisdom)

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If you want to travel the Way of Buddhas and Zen masters, then expect nothing, seek nothing, and grasp nothing. Dogen

Next time you have to make a decision, be sure to breathe in and out first. Thich Nhat Hanh

Just study Buddhism. Don’t follow the sentiments of the world. Dogen

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

Once you stop seeking outside what’s already inside, you become free and calm. Maxime Lagacé

The Master takes action by letting things take their course. He remains as calm at the end as at the beginning. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

It is not wise to rush about. If too much energy is used, exhaustion follows. This is not the way of Tao. Lao Tzu

Best be still; best be empty. In stillness and emptiness we find where to abide. Talking and moving we lose the place. Lao Tzu

Using order to deal with the disorderly, using calm to deal with the clamorous, is mastering the heart. Sun Tzu (The Art of War, Amazon book)

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 ego gets what it wants with words. The soul finds what it needs in silence. Richard Rohr

Zen is not some special state, it is our normal condition, silent, peaceful, awake, without agitation. Taisen Deshimaru

The beauty of Zen is found in simplicity and tranquility, in a sense of the all-embracing harmony of things. Thich Thien-An

Prolong not the past. Invite not the future. Do not alter your innate wakefulness. Fear not appearances. There is nothing more than this. Ram Dass

The wise speak softly, for their words do not attempt to convince. James Pierce

The struggle is great, the task divine — to gain mastery, freedom, happiness, and tranquility. Epictetus

When you understand something, then it naturally calms you down. Naval Ravikant

The measure of wisdom is how calm you are when facing any given situation. Naval Ravikant

Everything is fine until you believe it’s not. Byron Katie

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See also: 11 Habits Of Calm People That Keep Them Relaxed & In Control Of Their Emotions (bustle.com)

Part 3. Calm Quotes About…

Calm Quotes About Life, Silence, Nature

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Silence gives us space to process our experiences. Cati Vanden Breul

Life is not going to follow you. You cannot force life to be according to you. It is better to flow with the river rather than pushing it. Osho

You are just a speck of dust in the universe. If you understand the context of your existence, you will naturally become silent. Sadhguru

The highest form of grace is silence. It is also the highest spiritual instruction. Ramana Maharishi

A busy life leads to many different places, but none of them are meaningful. A calm life is centered, slow and fulfilling. Maxime Lagacé

Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts. José Rodrigues Miguéis

One of the greatest sounds of them all – and to me it is a sound – is utter, complete silence. Andre Kostelanetz

Rushed, manipulative, or opportunistic people find silence impossible, even a torture. Robert Sardello

There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life. Lin Yutang (The Importance of Living, Amazon book)

When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Robert Greene

It is only when the mind is completely still – and it can be still, you don’t have to practise or control – then there is harmony, there is vast space and silence. Jiddu Krishnamurti

People don’t have enough silence in their lives because they don’t have enough solitude. And they don’t get enough solitude because they don’t seek out or cultivate silence. It’s a vicious cycle that prevents stillness and reflection, and then stymies good ideas, which are almost always hatched in solitude. Ryan Holiday (Stillness Is the Key)

Learning to relax and conserve your natural energies is one of the greatest gifts you can offer life. Iyanla Vanzant

Silence is essential. We need silence just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us. Thich Nhat Hanh

By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person. Thich Nhat Hanh

No matter how busy you are, carve out time in your day to get calm, to think, to reflect, to be present. Maria Shriver

We need, above all things, to slow down and get ourselves to amble through life instead of to rush through it. Alan Watts

See also: nature quotes

Calm Quotes About Happiness, Letting Go, Peace

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When you become a lover of what is, the war is over. Byron Katie

Being present means living without the need to control and always having your needs met. Byron Katie

Stillness and tranquility set things in order in the universe. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see. Lao Tzu

When you realize lasting happiness is an illusion, you finally find peace. Maxime Lagacé

If you speak or act with a calm, bright heart, then happiness follows you, like a shadow that never leaves. Dhammapada

A happy, calm, peaceful person, will make better decisions and have better outcomes. So if you want to operate at peak performance, you have to learn how to tame your mind. Naval Ravikant

The more at peace we are, the more productive we can be. Ryan Holiday (Stillness is the Key)

Where virtue is, so too are happiness and beauty. Ryan Holiday (Stillness is the Key)

Happiness is the greatest enemy of equanimity, disguised as its greatest ally. James Pierce (That’s a profound quote, isn’t it?)

While happiness is found in the fulfillment of desire, equanimity is found in the absence of desire. James Pierce

Sustained feeling of happiness is a myth. Freedom from the need for happiness is the doorway to inner peace. @zen_fi

Praise others. It will bring them peace of mind. Do not expect others to praise you. It will bring you peace of mind. James Clear

Let go of what has passed. Let go of what may come. Let go of what is happening now. Don’t try to figure anything out. Don’t try to make anything happen. Relax, right now, and rest. Tilopa

A certain amount of ordinary laziness would lend our culture the pleasant mellowness which it singularly lacks. Alan Watts

If my environment dictates my mood, then my life will feel like a roller coaster. The way to steady ground is through my breath. Gabby Bernstein

Wherever you are, be there. Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we experience. And until we learn to be there, we will never master the art of living well. Jim Rohn

One of the best lessons you can learn in life is to master how to remain calm. Catherine Pulsifer

When we let go of the need to prove ourselves, nothing and no one can disturb the quiet and peace of our minds. Iyanla Vanzant

Profound inner peace is the result of discovering that you are already whole. Iyanla Vanzant

See also: letting go quotes

See also: 15 Ways to Calm Yourself Down (healthline.com)

Calm Quotes About Mind, Meditation, Thoughts

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Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization is a sound state of mind. E. M. Forster

You don’t have to meditate, but find a way to create space between your thoughts and yourself. Johnny Uzan

When your inner commentary finally ends, your happiness can finally begin. Brian Thompson

Silence is not just absence of sound, but also stillness of mind. Brahma Kumaris

You can’t control your mind, but you can observe it. You can’t control your thoughts, but you can accept them. The fools try to control. The wise let go. Maxime Lagacé

It feels like time slows down. When your mind is quiet, you enter into the flow of love, and you just flow from one moment to the next as naturally as breathing. Ram Dass

Your life isn’t yours if you constantly care about what others think. If you’re not being true to yourself, you are not being true to anyone. Thibaut

A calm mind is good for our physical health, but it also enables us to see things more realistically. 14th Dalai Lama (See also: truth quotes)

Sitting in meditation is an act of silent rebellion against a system built on convincing us that it isn’t safe to pause. That to be complete we must do this, or achieve that, or buy this, or wear that. The realization that “I’m okay just sitting here” is where freedom begins. Jason Garner

When you are still within, all becomes quiet. When you are mentally quiet, awareness shines clear. When awareness is aware of its pure and undistracted Self, all is well. This is what it means to be free. Brian Thompson (See also: focus quotes)

When we are relaxed, we notice that we don’t need to perpetuate our suffering by dwelling on negative thoughts. It is a passing cloud in the sky of our awareness. Haemin Sunim

When the mind, the heart and the organism are completely in harmony there is silence. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If we want to think better, we need to seize these moments of quiet. If we want more revelations — more insights or breakthroughs or new, big ideas — we have to create more room for them. Ryan Holiday (Stillness is the Key)

Meditation is not sitting and fidgeting, daydreaming, worrying, or fantasizing. It means watching, calmly observing the mind itself. Calm observation makes the mind itself calmer. Swāmī Rāma

The art of listening comes from a quiet mind and an open heart. Ram Dass

To be still is to be conscious without thought. Eckhart Tolle

If the mind is disciplined, the heart turns quickly from fear to love. John Cage

See also: spiritual quotes, solitude quotes

See also: 12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation (healthline.com)

Calm Quotes About Anger, Emotions

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An emotional response to a situation is the single greatest barrier to power. Robert Greene

The greatest impediment to creativity is your impatience. Robert Greene

Emotions cloud reason, and if you cannot see the situation clearly, you cannot prepare for and respond to it with any degree of control. Robert Greene

Don’t respond to provocation with imitation. @TheStoicEmperor

Start by breathing, finish by accepting. Maxime Lagacé

Don’t promise when you’re happy, don’t reply when you’re angry, and don’t decide when you’re sad. Ziad K. Abdelnour (See also: sad quotes)

If you can’t have a calm discussion, based on logic and reason, leaving aside ego, anger and mockery, the journey of learning and growing, that leads to sustainable mental peace, hasn’t even started yet. @orangebook_

If you’re going to pick 3 cards in the hand you’re dealt, take intelligence, drive, and most importantly, emotional self-discipline. Naval Ravikant (See also: discipline quotes)

All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself. Eckhart Tolle

When we’re angry, our thinking is distorted and we don’t see the different aspects of reality. A calm mind enables us to take a broader, more realistic view. 14th Dalai Lama

Try as a first step to remain calm and count the days you haven’t been angry. I used to be angry every day, now every other day, then every third or fourth. Epictetus

The less you respond to negative people, the more positive your life will become. Paulo Coelho

Be calm in the face of all common disgraces. Gordon Lightfoot

Accept what is necessary with a calm spirit. What happens that is new or beyond belief? Seneca

See also: jealousy and envy quotes

See also: How to Remain Calm With People (5 minutes YouTube video by The School of Life)

Calm Quotes About Tough Times, Stress, Anxiety

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In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside you. Deepak Chopra

Remaining calm and responding instead of reacting is a superpower. Mel Robbins

We have the opportunity, even in difficult times, to let our spirit shine. Jack Kornfield

Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options. Simon Sinek

The road can be long and bumpy. Make your mind calm and gritty. Maxime Lagacé

It’s easy to have calmness in inactivity, and hard to have calmness in activity, but calmness in activity is true calmness. Shunryu Suzuki

Frustration and failure are a part of life. If we do not flee from them but accept them calmly, we come to know what we need to do next. Haemin Sunim

The more secure you become, the less power your insecurities have over you. Cam F Awesome (See also: confidence quotes)

Patience means allowing things to unfold at their own speed rather than jumping in with your habitual response to either pain or pleasure. Pema Chödrön

Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. William Osler

There are always problems to face, but it makes a difference if our minds are calm. On the surface we may get upset, but it makes a difference if we are able to stay calm in the depths of our minds. 14th Dalai Lama

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. Keep aiming. Paulo Coelho

The key is to quiet your mind while in mental hell and embrace whatever obstacle is in front of you with open arms. We must learn to conserve energy and to control the emotional and mental stresses of our setbacks. David Goggins

Whatever happens, you’ll probably have to improvise, and failure of nerve is really failure to trust yourself. Alan Watts

You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. Timber Hawkeye

The just man is most free from disturbance, while the unjust is full of the utmost disturbance. Epicurus

See also: strength quotes, stress quotes

Part 4. Conclusion

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Don’t be too quick to interpret the moment. Just keep quiet. My encouragement would always be: 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

Call to action: Read 7 Tips to Stay Focused and Achieve Peace of Mind (psychcentral.com)

Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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