40 Quotes That Will Help You Find Inner Peace

Written by Ajibike Maryam Olaitan

Ajibike Maryam Olaitan is a motivational writer whose write ups talk about basic issues and how to get by them. She is also a selfless person and a good listener. When she's not writing, she's trying to learn new things that might be helpful to not just her but also people around her.

August 17, 2021

Life can be pretty hard and stressful, don’t let anyone deceive you. We sometimes get frustrated when we don’t get what we want because we expect a lot from people. We get frustrated about our past, our present and our future. As humans, the search for inner peace remains our number one goal, as it helps us attain sanity in this crazy world. In this article, you will find 40 quotes about finding your inner peace, which would help you feel a sense of harmony, take some time to care for yourself and also help you find inner peace, joy and happiness. 

These quotes about finding your inner peace were written by individuals who have succeeded in finding their inner peace, which helped them live life as it came.

1. Never be in a hurry, do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if the whole world seems upset.

Saint Francis de Sales

2. The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.

Norman Vincent Peale

3. Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. If you are depressed, you are living in the past, if you are anxious, you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.

Lao Tzu

5. Peace comes from within. Do not seek without.


6. You find peace not by rearranging the circumstance of your life, but by realizing who are at the deepest level.

Eckhart Tolle

7. Breathing in, I calm my body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment.

Thich Nhart Hanh

8. 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

9. Chasing after the world brings chaos. Allowing it all to come to me, brings peace.

Zen Gatha

10. Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.

Pema Chodron

11. If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.

Peter McWilliams

12. Ego says-once everything falls into place, I’ll find inner peace. Spirit says-find your inner peace and then everything will fall into place.

Marianne Williamson

13. There will be calmness, tranquillity when one is free from external objects and is not perturbed.

Bruce Lee

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

Gerald G. Jampolsky

15. When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.

George Harrison

16. Inner peace doesn’t come from getting what we want, but from remembering who we are.

Marianne Williamson

17. Just slow down. Slow down your speech. Slow down your breathing. Slow down your walking. Slow down your eating. And let this slower steadier pace perfume your mind. Just slow down.


18. Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.

Lao Tzu

19. When we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness, and how, through spiritual practise, we can experience progressively deeper levels of inner peace, we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to practice.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

20. Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.

Roy T. Bennett

21. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

22. Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist externally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the care which will not withdraw from us.

Maya Angelou

23. Peace is life. Love is life. No river holds a grudge against a rock in its path. No leaf refuses to blow in the breeze. No plant denies water or sunshine. We, as human beings, have the gift of self-awareness, but this gift quickly turns to self-destruction if we do not learn to use it. We must learn to turn our minds towards the peace and love that are flowing within at any given moment. This is the key to serenity. This is the love mindset.

Vironika Tugaleva

24. Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.


25. Take the time to slow down, relax, meditate and contemplate the wonders within. You will discover an inner calm and balance that previously eluded you.

Joanne Madeline Moore

26. Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.


27. Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.

Gerald G. Jampolsky

28. You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks.

Amit Ray

29. Don’t expect inner peace if you still hate your past.

Maxime Lagace

30. In every chaotic moment you’re experiencing, there’s always a choice. Peace or worry? The choice is yours.

Ismail Ibn Musa Menk (Mufti Menk)

31. If there is peace, gold is gold; if there is no peace, bread is gold.

Shehu Sani

32. World peace is really inner peace within each individual mind.

Vironika Tugaleva

33. You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you cannot control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.

Marcus Aurelius

34. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, and it becomes the bottle. You put in a teapot, and it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

Bruce Lee

35. The greatest misfortune that can come to a human being is to lose his inner peace. No outer force can rob him of it. It is his own thoughts, his own actions, that rob him of it.

Sri Chinmey

36. Others can’t give you inner peace. Your children, spouse, priest or friends can’t give it to you. You have to create it yourself.

Maddy Malhotra

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

Peace Pilgrim

38. Sacrifice your ego for inner peace.


39. Good and bad, like and dislike, entangle your search for peace of mind.

Bert McCoy

40. For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.

– Unknown

These quotes about finding your inner peace summarize all in one. We sometimes worry so much about everything happening around us, when all we need to do is care about ourselves and let the universe handle itself.

Finding your inner peace takes a lot of self-love and self-care. Try to think about yourself and not others for a while, think about your sanity and not the insanity all around the world.

Make use of the above quotes in your quest to finding your inner peace. Meanwhile, check out these 20 Books That Will Help You Read Minds Like a Pro.

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