67 Inner Peace Quotes To Be Cool, Calm, And Collected

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

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I lost my girlfriend in a car accident in 2004.

I felt devastated.

Then, I started collecting the best quotes – particularly on mental health and happiness.

It took me 10 years to find inner peace.

Here are 100 of the best inner peace quotes I’ve collected over the years (so you don’t have to).

What’s my goal?

To inspire you to be cool, calm, and collected.

After all, you don’t control most things that happen in your life.

So, better take it cool, right?

You’ll discover authors like Lao Tzu, Rumi, Buddha, Seneca, and many more.


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Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. Robert J. Sawyer

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. Euripides

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

The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil. Cicero

No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus

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

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

He who is contented is rich. Lao Tzu


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Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. Buddha

The best fighter is never angry. Lao Tzu

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

Certainty is impossible. Once you realize it, you stop seeking it and you become calm. Maxime Lagacé

If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Peace only comes from accepting the inevitable and taming our desires. @TheAncientSage

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Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. Swami Vivekananda

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them. Epictetus

Be rational, not emotional. Be proactive, not reactive. Have direction, not speed. Go slow. Choose wisely. Maxime Lagacé

The mind freed from passions is an impenetrable fortress — a person has no more secure place of refuge for all time. Marcus Aurelius

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Christian D. Larson

Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything. Morihei Ueshiba


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This is my secret. I don’t mind what happens. Jiddu Krishnamurti

They call it “peace of mind” but maybe it should be called “peace from mind”. Naval Ravikant

Enough is as good as a feast. English proverb

Fools chase their own tails. The average man seek inner peace. The wise don’t mind what happens. Maxime Lagacé

There is “what is” only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful. Bruce Lee



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A rational person can find peace by cultivating indifference to things outside of their control. Naval Ravikant

Inner peace is like a clean and spacious room, empty of unnecessary, old, or broken stuff. Remez Sasson

Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst. Lin Yutang

Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat. Bhagavad Gita

There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus

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Anyone who enjoys inner peace is no more broken by failure than he is inflated by success. Matthieu Ricard

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. Thomas Jefferson

Anything is possible when you have inner peace. Master Shifu (Kung Fu Panda)

Nothing external to you has any power over you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you’ve got a world full of people who have inner peace, then you have a peaceful world. Wayne W. Dyer

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Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it. Mahatma Gandhi

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. Bruce Lee

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf

Patience is the companion of wisdom. Augustine of Hippo

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid

Calmness yields happiness. Maxime Lagacé

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Inner peace: just do your best, ignore the rest. Maxime Lagacé

Silence is sometimes the best answer. 14th Dalai Lama

It’s a nice feeling to just be. Pema Chödrön

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather. Pema Chödrön

Not everything requires a response. @TheStoicEmperor

Make your heart a zone of peace. Jack Kornfield


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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever you go, there you are. Jon Kabat-Zinn

Inner peace is 50% understanding your mind and 50% not caring about everything. Maxime Lagacé

To enjoy the rainbow first enjoy the rain. Paulo Coelho

Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you. Rumi

If a man can reduce his needs to zero, he is truly free: there is nothing that can be taken from him; nothing can hurt him. John Boyd

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Freedom from desire leads to inner peace. Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. Lao Tzu

Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. Sonia Ricotti

Don’t try to have it all figured out all the time. Half of my journey has been learning to own up to my flaws and mistakes with a sense of humor and grace for myself. Mel Robbins

By going within. Nowhere you can go is more peaceful — more free of interruptions — than your own soul. Marcus Aurelius

Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you. Catherine de Hueck Doherty

Inner peace is when you realize that, in the end, nothing matters. Maxime Lagacé

Related: 6 steps to find inner peace (totalbalance.com.au)

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Quiet mind, easy life. Busy mind, hard life. Maxime Lagacé

Calm down and cheer up – You’re equipped to handle it. Joyce Meyer

Be patient and calm; no one can catch a fish with anger. Herbert Hoover

For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe. Larry Eisenberg

He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at. Epictetus

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. Lily Tomlin


At every moment keep a sturdy mind on the task at hand, as a Roman and human being, doing it with strict and simple dignity, affection, freedom, and justice — giving yourself a break from all other considerations. You can do this if you approach each task as if it is your last, giving up every distraction, emotional subversion of reason, and all drama, vanity, and complaint over your fair share. You can see how mastery over a few things makes it possible to live an abundant and devout life — for, if you keep watch over these things, the gods won’t ask for more. Marcus Aurelius

Key Takeaways

  • Synonyms of inner peace? Order, silence, stillness, understanding.
  • When you have inner peace you are no longer controlled by your desires.
  • If you seek it’s because you feel you’re missing something.
  • The richest people on Earth? Those who want nothing: They already have everything.
  • The wisest people on Earth? Those who don’t seek, nor avoid. They simply take responsibility.

Further Readings

Do you have inner peace? What’s your favorite inner peace quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.

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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.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Last update

February 21, 2023

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