105 Inspiring Inner Peace Quotes to Calm and Relax You

Today I want to share the best quotes on inner peace that I’ve found in the past decade.

Because the daily life can be so busy, stressful and sometimes even overwhelming.

But there are things you can do. To center yourself. To find – and over time step by step increase – your inner calm and peace.

These 101 timeless and thought provoking quotes will help you with that.

And if you want more motivation and inspirational quotes then check out this post with many quotes on better days ahead and this one that that’s filled with quotes on confidence.

Inner Peace Quotes to Help You to Calm Your Mind and Center Yourself

60 Inspiring Inner Peace Quotes (to Calm and Relax You)

“The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.”
Peace Pilgrim

“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

“You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.”
George Michael

“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“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

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”
Marcus Aurelius

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”
Eckhart Tolle

“Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.”
Paramahansa Yogananda

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

“Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquility – instead of anger and resentment.”

“If there’s no inner peace, people can’t give it to you. The husband can’t give it to you. Your children can’t give it to you. You have to give it to you.”
Linda Evans

“My heart forgives and releases. Inner peace is my goal.”
Louise Hay

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.”
Brian Tracy

“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.”
Jill Bolte Taylor

Inspirational Inner Peace Quotes

“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”
Robert J. Sawyer

“Ego says – Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel inner peace. Spirit says – Find your inner peace and then everything will fall into place.”
Marianne Williamson

“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.”
Gerald Jampolsky

“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you’ll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.”
Roger Caras

“For me, success is inner peace.”
Denzel Washington

“Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.”
John Chrysostom

“How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish.”
Catherine Pulsifer

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
Dalai Lama

“Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Outward peace is useless without inner peace.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul.”
Bhagavada Gita

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

“Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.”
Bernie Siegel

“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.”
Marvin Gaye

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”
St. Francis de Sales

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
Chinese proverb

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Inner Peace Quotes for Stillness and Joy

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

“A compassionate state of mind brings inner peace, and therefore a healthier body.”
Dalai Lama

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.”
Romez Sasson

“Your inner peace is the greatest and most valuable treasure that you can discover.”
Akin Olokun

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
Leo F. Buscaglia

“The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances.”
Andrew Bernstein

“Peace brings with it so many positive emotions that it is worth aiming for in all circumstances.”
Estella Eliot

“It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.”
Diane Von Furstenberg

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”
Jean Shinoda Bolen

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’
Eckhart Tolle

“No price is too great to pay for inner peace.”
Sri Chinmoy

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
John Lubbock

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.”
Najwa Zebian

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

Uplifting Inner Peace Quotes

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
Doug Larson

“It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.”
Diane Von Furstenberg

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
Germany Kent

“Respect yourself enough to say – I deserve inner peace – and walk away from people and things that prevent you from attaining it.”
Jerico Silvers

“Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.”
Roy T. Bennett

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”
Viggo Mortensen

“In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life—no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
Wayne Dyer

“The best fighter is never angry.”
Lao Tzu

“Resolutely train yourself to attain peace”

“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”
Renee Jain

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
Sydney J. Harris

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
John Newton

“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”
Eckhart Tolle

”People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”
George Bernard Shaw

“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.”
James Allen

“That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.”
Chinese Proverb

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

Inner Peace Quotes for a Healthy Mindset

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell

“Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.”
Mike Ditka

“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”
Spanish proverb

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. “

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”
George Burns

“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
Dean Smith

“Never be hurried in anything. Do all things calmly and in a spirit of repose. Do not lose your inward peace even if everything seems to be going wrong. What is anything in life compared to peace of soul?”
Saint Francis de Sales

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

“As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery. We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger and attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.”
Dalai Lama

“A calm mind releases the most precious capacity a human being can have: the capacity to turn anger into compassion, fear into fearlessness, and hatred into love.”
Eknath Easwaran

“Peace begins with a smile.”
Mother Teresa

“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”
Pema Chodron

“If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.”
Peter McWilliams

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
John Lennon

“When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.”
George Harrison

“Good health is not the absence of symptoms, it is the presence of peace.”
Neale Donald Walsch

Wise and Self-Loving Inner Peace Quotes

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”
Deepak Chopra

“Having inner peace means committing to letting go of self-criticism and self-doubt.”
Sanaya Roman

“Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one can not be friends with anyone else in the world.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“To seek out your own inner peace is the greatest gift you could ever hope to give to this world.”
Eric Walton

“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.”
Remez Sasson

“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”

“In difficult times, people too often lose the ability to face the future optimistically. They begin to think about their tomorrow’s negatively. They forget that the tough times will pass. They concentrate on the problems of today rather than on the opportunities of tomorrow. In so doing, they not only lose the potential of today, they also throw away the beauty of tomorrow.”
Robert H. Schuller

“Discover your deep inner-self and from that place spread love in every direction.”
Amit Ray

“Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.”
T. Harv Eker

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

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”
John F. Kennedy

Deep Inner Peace Quotes

“Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.”
Gerald G. Jampolsky

“There is no greater prize than a quiet, peaceful mind.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.”
Ralph H. Blum

“The thinking mind is a useful and powerful tool, but it is also very limiting when it takes over your life completely, when you don’t realize that it is only a small aspect of the consciousness that you are.”
Eckhart Tolle

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

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Personal growth can be painful, because it can make us feel ashamed and humiliated to face our own darkness. But our spiritual goal is the journey out of fear-based, painful mental habit patterns, to those of love and peace.”
Marianne Williamson

“Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to inner love; it will transform you, it will divinise you, it will immortalise you.”
Sri Chinmoy

“The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed.”
Dalai Lama

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Want even more timeless wise words and motivation? Check out this post with inspiring quotes about knowing your true value and worth and also this one about dealing with toxic people.

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  • Thanks a lot for these, Henrik.

    I particularly love the first quote.

    Practicing simplicity automatically erases a lot of pressures we bring on ourselves, which eventually make us stressed and miserable – pressure to have, pressure to have immediately, and pressure to have in a certain quantity or quality.

    Keeping my life simple has kept me from a lot of trouble, especially financial.

  • Anonymous

    This is amazing! Thank you so so much for compiling all this wisdom!!

  • Anna

    Best quotes in keeping peace, thanks Henrik keep up the good work!

  • Lisa Denny

    Thank you Henrik! These are always timely and comforting. I’m saving this to my favorite’s list.

  • Trevor G. Gordon

    Your words speaks to my, I enjoy reading your letters, I not only read but also apply most of what I’ve learned in my every day life.
    Thanks alot

  • Elvis

    You inspired me in such a time when I needed to hear those precious thoughts. Thank you very much.

  • Demetria Lawrence

    Enjoying and embracing who and what’s left in life! Will always bring a refreshing feeling of peace. Learn to enjoy the moment.

  • Helen

    All these quotes are so true, thank you Henrik for this wonderful collection of meaningful quotes on inner peace.

  • Thank you for sharing this Henrik.
    I think we all need to find inner peace from the stress we were all under last year.
    R.G. Ramsey

  • Anonymous

    I would like to thank you for “ALL”the positive quotes that you share it helps .

  • I like this one the best… “You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
    Wayne Dyer
    We can’t control what happens to us, but can control how we respond.
    Jason Andrew