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

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace

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

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

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Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. Euripides

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

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

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

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He who is contented is rich. Lao Tzu

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

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The less you want, the richer you are. Yanni

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Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. Swami Vivekananda


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

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

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The best fighter is never angry. Lao Tzu

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

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


More Quotes About Inner Peace

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Only the educated are free. Epictetus

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

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

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

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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

People’s expectations from you are their problem, not yours. Thibaut

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Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything. Morihei Ueshiba

Receive without pride, let go without attachment. Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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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

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. Pema Chödrön

What Is Inner Peace?

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Inner peace is when you do what’s right and let go of the rest. Maxime Lagacé

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

Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat. Bhagavad Gita

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

True peace cannot be achieved by force or by merely invoking the word “peace.” It can only be attained by training the mind and learning to cultivate inner peace. Peace is a calm and gentle state of mind. 17th Karmapa

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

Related: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_peace

Part 2. Inner Peace Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Inner Peace Quotes (Gandhi, Lao Tzu, Bruce Lee, etc.)

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inner peace quotes mastering others strength yourself is true power lao tzu wisdom woman working laptop

Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu

There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus

Today I escaped from the crush of circumstances, or better put, I threw them out, for the crush wasn’t from outside me but in my own assumptions. Marcus Aurelius

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi

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

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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Forgiveness equals inner peace – more peaceful people equals more world peace. Richard Branson

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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

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

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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

Short Inner Peace Quotes

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One-liners, short inner peace quotes, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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Freedom from desire leads to inner peace. Lao Tzu

When in doubt, chill out. Tim Fargo

Calmness yields happiness. Maxime Lagacé

The real battle is within – always in the present moment. Stephen Hanselman

Control what you can. Ignore the rest. Eric Barker

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The next message you need is always right where you are. Ram Dass

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

Learn to sit back and observe, not everything needs a reaction. Unknown

Storms don’t last forever. Unknown

Peace of mind is freedom from desire. Shane Parrish (Source)

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


Inspirational Inner Peace Quotes

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To enjoy the rainbow first enjoy the rain. Paulo Coelho

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus

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

The answer lies within ourselves. If we can’t find peace and happiness there, it’s not going to come from the outside. Tenzin Palmo

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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

Don’t let the silly little dramas of each day get you down. For you are here to do great things. Ralph Marston

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

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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

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

Funny Inner Peace Quotes

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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

For slowing down, take a detour. Maxime Lagacé

Relax Music Video With Peaceful Quotes

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Relax Music, Nature Sounds (1 HOUR – With Peaceful Quotes)


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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

Let’s recap:

  • 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.

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Do you have inner peace? What’s your favorite inner peace quote? Please let us know in the comment section below!

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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 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. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.

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

Finally, he still considers himself a beginner.

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

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October 31, 2022

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