175 Inner Peace Quotes That Will Calm Your Mind

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

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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

See also: zen quotes, solitude quotes, spiritual quotes

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The Best Inner Peace Quotes

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Only the educated are free. Epictetus

If you only walk on sunny days you’ll never reach your destination. Paulo Coelho

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

Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power. Joyce Meyer

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

The universe only gives us what we think we’re worthy of receiving. Joe Dispenza

Don’t hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen: this is the path to peace. Epictetus

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

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

Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant. Seneca

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

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

Receive without pride, let go without attachment. Marcus Aurelius Click to tweet

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

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

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Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything. Morihei Ueshiba

Let them be right, if that’s what they need. Unknown

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

A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise. Buddha

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

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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

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

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

Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat. Bhagavad Gita

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

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. Unknown

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. Wayne W. Dyer

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

See also: 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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Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

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

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama

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

Fearlessness presupposes calmness and peace of mind. Mahatma Gandhi

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 can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world. Eckhart Tolle

We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace. Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Once you have accepted your flaws no one can use them against you. George R.R. Martin (Game Of Thrones)

A wise man never loses anything if he have himself. Michel de Montaigne

Patience is the companion of wisdom. Augustine of Hippo

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

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill Click to tweet

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Short Inner Peace Quotes

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Freedom from desire leads to inner peace. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

Pray, hope and don’t worry. Padre Pio

When in doubt, chill out. Tim Fargo

Wisdom yields calmness. Paul Graham

Calmness yields happiness. Maxime Lagacé

Stress is a choice. So is inner peace. Lewis Howes

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

Control what you can. Ignore the rest. Eric Barker

Silence is sometimes the best answer. 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 Click to tweet

Slow down, life is long. Naval Ravikant

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

Be happy where you are. Unknown

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

Storms don’t last forever. Unknown

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it. Harry Emerson Fosdick

True success comes with inner peace. @orangebook_

Be — don’t try to become. Osho

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See also: How to Bring Inner Peace Into Your Life: 15 Things You Can Start Doing Today (positivityblog.com)

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Inspirational And Encouraging Inner Peace Quotes

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To enjoy the rainbow first enjoy the rain. Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

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

Man conquers the world by conquering himself. Zeno of Citium

The more you can observe and understand yourself, your mind and your thoughts, the calmer you’ll be. Maxime Lagacé

It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world. Eckhart Tolle

Peace is your basic state of being. It exists prior to worrying thoughts and turbulent emotions. You can access this tranquillity anytime. It is always there in the background. To experience it, withdraw your attention from outward spectacle and rest in your inner stillness. @TheAncientSage

Be happy now. Feel good now. That’s the only thing you have to do. Rhonda Byrne

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

Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process. Alexandra Stoddard

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

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

It takes a lot of courage to push through hard times. Never give up. Good things are coming your way. Unknown

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

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

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

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

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment. Swami Vivekananda

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

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

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Funny Inner Peace Quotes (Some Are Surprising)

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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 Click to tweet

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

Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm. Publilius Syrus

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

For slowing down, take a detour. Maxime Lagacé

Worries are pointless. If there’s a solution, there’s no need to worry. If no solution exists, there’s no point to worry. Matthieu Ricard

Observe things as they are and don’t pay attention to other people. There are some people just like mad dogs barking at everything that moves, even barking when the wind stirs among the grass and leaves. Huang Po

Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath. Michael Caine

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Deep Inner Peace Quotes

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You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf Click to tweet

The only thing that belongs to us is the time. Seneca

The difficulty comes from our lack of confidence. Seneca

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

Everything that upsets you has its source in an assumed identity. Your true self is eternally at peace. Deepak Chopra

Don’t hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen: this is the path to peace. Epictetus

Who is your master? Anyone who has control over things upon which you’ve set your heart, or over things which you seek to avoid. Epictetus

The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Epictetus

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

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

Discard your misperceptions. Stop being jerked like a puppet. Limit yourself to the present. Marcus Aurelius Click to tweet

Let us meet with bravery whatever may befall us. Let us never feel a shudder at the thought of being wounded or of being made a prisoner, or of poverty or persecution. Seneca

Inner peace doesn’t come from getting what we want, but from remembering who we are. Marianne Williamson

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

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor Frankl

Reality is neutral. Our reactions reflect back and create our world. Judge, and feel separate and lonely. Anger, and lose peace of mind. Cling, and live in anxiety. Fantasize, and miss the present. Desire, and suffer until you have it. Heaven and hell are right here, right now. Naval Ravikant

If you ever want to have peace in your life, you have to move beyond good and evil. Naval Ravikant

The enemy of peace of mind is expectations drilled into you by society and other people. Naval Ravikant (See also: serenity quotes)

Life is full of suffering. Yes. Why should it be otherwise? Embrace. Endure. @TheStoicEmperor

Peace and quiet makes room for real contemplation. Contemplation allows the truth to emerge. Facing the truth would force us to transform. This is why we detest peace and quiet. This is why we sacrifice every quiet moment to trivial distraction. @TheStoicEmperor

If you’re invested in security and certainty, you are on the wrong planet. Pema Chödrön

No thought, no mind, no choice — just being silent, rooted in yourself. Osho

It is in changing that we find purpose. Heraclitus

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See also: 10 Ways to Find Inner Peace by Letting Go of Your Chaos (lonewolf.com)

Wise Inner Peace Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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

Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought. Thucydides

Without giving up hope – that there’s something better to be, that that’s someone better to be – we will never relax with where we are or who we are. Pema Chödrön

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

Virtue alone affords everlasting and peace – giving joy. Seneca

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

How does it help… to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them? Seneca

You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone. Marcus Aurelius

Stick with the situation at hand, and ask, “Why is this so unbearable? Why can’t I endure it?” You’ll be embarrassed to answer. Marcus Aurelius

Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Epictetus

Peace of mind comes from knowing that this too shall pass and good progress comes from good habits. Brendon Burchard

Be selective with your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right. Unknown

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. French proverb

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Enough is as good as a feast. English proverb

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

If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. Chinese proverb

Before enlightenment – chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment – chop wood, carry water. Zen Buddhist proverb

We try to fix the outside so much, but our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often, illusory. Matthieu Ricard

When you’re in the weeds, all you can see is the process of doing the work. When you take a step back, you can see the purpose. Adam Grant

No one else ‘makes us angry.’ We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude. Jim Rohn

The best entrepreneurs aren’t frazzled; they’re not tactic chasers. They’re calm. They’re systematic & they learn to say no. Ramit Sethi

Less busy, more focus. Less news, more art. Less complaint, more appreciation. Less noise, more peace. Less hate. More love. Robin Sharma

When we are foolish, we want to conquer the world. When we are wise, we want to conquer ourselves. John C. Maxwell

Never waste valuable time or mental peace of mind on the affairs of others – that is too high a price to pay. Robert Greene

I once asked a monk how he found peace. “I say ‘yes'” he’d said. “To all that happens, I say ‘yes'”. Naval Ravikant

It’s to be okay whatever the outcome is. It’s to be balanced and centered. It’s to step back and to see the grander scheme of things. Naval Ravikant

Expectations end in frustrations. Hopes lead to despair. Desires result in disappointments. Blessed is the man who is free of illusions and in peace with reality. @TheAncientSage

Short-term thinking makes people desperate, ungenerous, impulsive. Long-term thinking makes people calm, gracious, controlled. @TheStoicEmperor

Be wary of those who gain a reputation of genius from calm seas. Shane Parrish

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly. Epictetus

If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. Henry Miller

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See also: 4 Lessons From TED Talks on How to Find Inner Calm and Happiness (inc.com)

Part 3. Prayer For Inner Peace

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May you feel held loving presence
May you trust your basic goodness, trust that you’re enough
May you feel happy, may you know the joy of being alive
May you feel a deep and natural peace
May your heart and mind awaken and be free.
Tara Brach

Part 4. Conclusion

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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 Click to tweet

Call to action: Read Getting To Serenity: 10 Daily Habits For Inner Peace (huffpost.com)

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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, INFJ 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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