41 Quotes About Peace and Serenity

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Peace is something that we all seek at one point in time. These quotes about peace and serenity will help to encourage you to view your difficulties differently in life.

“A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.”

“And you would accept the seasons of your heart just as you have always accepted that seasons pass over your fields and you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.”

“Better one hand full of quiet than two hands striving after wind. ”

“Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.”

“Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.”

“Empty your mind of all thoughts. Let your heart be at peace.”

“Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.”

“Everything you do can be done better from a place of relaxation.”

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”

“In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.”

“It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”

“Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.”

“Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the geniune within yourself so that you can hear it in others.”

“Let us accept the invitation, ever-open, from the Stillness, taste its exquisite sweetness, and heed its silent instruction.”

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

“Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.”

“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it… Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.”

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.”

“Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others, I am beginning to discover. And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be refound through solitude.”

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.”

“Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.”

“Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good.”

“Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.”

“Smiling always with a never fading serenity of countenance, and flourishing in an immortal youth.”

“The best fighter is never angry.”

“The fruit of silence is tranquillity.”

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”

“The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.”

“The poor long for riches, the rich long for heaven, but the wise long for a state of tranquility.”

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

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”

“There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.”

“Tranquility is nothing else than the good ordering of the mind.”

“We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind.”

“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”

“When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again.”

“Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.”

“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”

“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.”

“You find peace by coming to terms with what you don’t know.”

Times of conflict and adversity can change your view on peace and how the world confronts the many challenges we face.