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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
- 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? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.
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