By Maxime Lagacé
Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, powerful, and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.
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Here are 83 of the most inspiring serenity quotes I could find.
Since 2004, it’s been one of the topics I’ve been studying the most.
After losing my girlfriend in a car accident, I started collecting the best quotes.
My goal was to find back the joy and enthusiasm I had lost.
Now, I hope these quotes will make your life a little smoother like they did to me.
Accepting life, as it is, is one of the most important and beautiful gifts you can make yourself.
You’ll discover quotes by Thoreau, Lao Tzu, Eckhart Tolle, and more.
This moment is fine. Naval Ravikant
If you have truly attained wholeness, everything will flock to you. Lao Tzu
The day is always his, who works in it with serenity and great aims. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not seek to have everything that happens happen as you wish, but wish for everything to happen as it actually does happen, and your life will be serene. Epictetus
There’s only one reason why you’re not experiencing bliss at this present moment, and it’s because you’re thinking or focusing on what you don’t have. Otherwise you would be experiencing bliss. Anthony de Mello (Awareness)
The key to serenity is trusting that the universe has your back. Gabrielle Bernstein
Decide that wherever you are, is the best place there is. Once you start comparing, there’s no end to it. Sodo Yokoyama
From serenity comes gentleness, comes lasting strength. Pam Brown
Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm. Unknown
The need for happiness will imprison you far more than happiness will liberate you. James Pierce
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. Thomas A. Kempis
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
There is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity. Alan Watts
When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again. Roy T. Bennett
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity. Joseph Addison
Peace is the simplicity of heart, the serenity of mind, tranquility of soul, the bond of love. Pio of Pietrelcina
Harmony is the feeling that arises from not wanting to be somewhere else, doing something else. Raj Raghunathan
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. Thomas Szasz
In a society enslaved by the growth imperative, sufficiency is a revolutionary principle. Jason Hickel
Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found. Lao Tzu
Rule your mind with serenity rather than with force and manipulation. Lao Tzu
Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh (Peace Is Every Step, Amazon book)
Having enough comes from the inside. It comes from seeing yourself and your work differently, from knowing that more is not the answer. Ryan Holiday
Care about doing your best. Don’t care about the results. Maxime Lagacé
The law of tranquility: where there is no resistance, there is no conflict. @zen_fi
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Change what cannot be accepted and accept what cannot be changed. Reinhold Niebuhr
Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand, and becoming comfortable with not knowing. Eckhart Tolle
Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity. Henry David Thoreau
Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely. Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world. Eckhart Tolle
There is a place in you that you must keep inviolate, a place that you must keep clean. Maya Angelou
The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective. Mother Teresa
The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal peace. Bhagavad Gita
Free from all thoughts of ‘I’ and ‘mine’, a man finds absolute peace. Bhagavad Gita
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Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. Lao Tzu
Meet this transient world with neither grasping nor fear, trust the unfolding of life and you will attain true serenity. Bhagavad Gita
Aimlessness, nonattainment, is a wonderful practice. Thich Nhat Hanh
He that owns himself has lost nothing. But how few men are blessed with ownership of self! Seneca
Accept this moment. Maxime Lagacé
Doing nothing is something. Thich Nhat Hanh
Do your best and then relax. Paramahansa Yogananda
If you lose your temper, you lose. Richard Diaz
Allow nature to teach you stillness. Eckhart Tolle
Slow down. Spend more time observing. @dailyzen
Movement is good for the body. Stillness is good for the mind. Sakyong Mipham
Silence is a form of internal poetry. Thibaut
Peace is a sense that everything is fine. Naval Ravikant
Everything I desire is within me. Deepak Chopra
A mind at war with itself cannot know peace. James Pierce
Don’t be afraid to just sit and watch. Anthony Bourdain
The quiet mind enters into the immeasurable. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Be yourself and you will feel at home anywhere. Jim Kwik
Just be, and enjoy being. Eckhart Tolle
Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance. Unknown
Everything is temporary. Lex Fridman (Source)
When completely relaxed, we experience the essence of our being, the deep silence that knows everything as it is. Haemin Sunim
The wiser you get, the more you enjoy the process. Maxime Lagacé
When you let go of fear of the future, your soul feels light. Courtney Carver
Outrage is a result of the belief that things should be a certain way. James Pierce
Non-resistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe. Eckhart Tolle
Whenever possible: Breathe and be kind. When that’s not possible: Breathe and be quiet. Jason Garner
I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery. Luis Barragan
Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity. Thich Nhat Hanh
Attachment, need, and desire all must go if one wishes to remain at peace. James Pierce
A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. Luis Barragan
Nature is the best medicine for serenity. Peace, calmness, stillness. It’s good for the heart. Karen Madwell
The more present I am, the happier and more content I will be. Naval Ravikant
The most wonderful taste of serenity is found by the love you create for yourself, and those around you. Joe Torres
Radiate an energy of serenity and peace so that you have an uplifting effect on those you come into contact with. Wayne Dyer
Well being, serenity and service to others are the ultimate measures of true wealth, success and power. Brendon Burchard
When you let go of anger or resentment from the past, your heart feels light. Courtney Carver
We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Swami Satchidananda
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To be in harmony with the wholeness of things is not to have anxiety over imperfections. Dogen
The person who is not disturbed by happiness and distress and is steady in both is certainly eligible for liberation. Bhagavad Gita
If you want oneness in society, you have to teach people to go inside instead of going outside, because if they want peace, they need to find it within. Ram Dass
Serenity is not just an escape, but a precursor to acceptance, courage, wisdom, and change. Bill Crawford
When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. Eckhart Tolle
The ability to be content and at peace, by yourself, is freedom. Naval Ravikant
The highest form of grace is silence. It is also the highest spiritual instruction. Ramana Maharishi
Conquest begets enmity; the conquered live in misery; the peaceful live happily having renounced conquest and defeat. The Dhammapada
The one who is free of every and any intention, even the intention to be free, is free indeed. Mooji
Serenity: When you stop expecting and start accepting. Maxime Lagacé
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer
Key Takeaways About Serenity
- Serenity is the art of accepting.
- Serenity is when you face reality, as it is, peacefully.
- Ego says “This must change”. Your soul says “This is fine”.
- Serenity requires wisdom: change what you can, ignore what you can’t.
- You’ll get the abundance you want when you stop resisting life.
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Are you serene? What’s your favorite serenity quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.
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