41 Quotes About Serenity and Peace

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Finding peace in a life of madness can be difficult to achieve. These quotes about serenity and peace will offer you bouts of encouragement and comfort when you need it.

“A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one’s level of peace of mind.”

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

“He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.”

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

“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”

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

“I’ve got to have a place where I can find peace of mind.”

“Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the genuine 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.”

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

“Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.”

“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 of mind comes from not wanting to change others.”

“Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.”

“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.”

“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 more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.”

“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 is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.”

“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.”

“There is nothing so lovely and enduring in the regions which surround us, above and below, as the lasting peace of a mind centered in God.”

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

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”

“We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence.”

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

“When you learn not to want things so badly, life comes to you.”

“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.”

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”

“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.”

In a world of so much destruction and conflict, finding peace can seem impossible.