100 Serenity Quotes To Bring Quietude Into Your Life

By Maxime Lagacé Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He’s also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he’s dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.Here are 100 of the best serenity quotes I could find. The goal? To make you (and me) a little smoother and relaxed. After all, we must learn to trust more right? You’ll discover quotes by Thoreau, Lao Tzu, Eckhart Tolle, and more. Enjoy!

This moment is fine. Naval Ravikant

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

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. Thomas Szasz

Change what cannot be accepted and accept what cannot be changed. Reinhold Niebuhr

If you have truly attained wholeness, everything will flock to you. Lao Tzu


Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. Lao Tzu

Movement is good for the body. Stillness is good for the mind. Sakyong Mipham

The day is always his, who works in it with serenity and great aims. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not seek to have everything that happens happen as you wish, but wish for everything to happen as it actually does happen, and your life will be serene. Epictetus

When completely relaxed, we experience the essence of our being, the deep silence that knows everything as it is. Haemin Sunim


Attachment, need, and desire all must go if one wishes to remain at peace. James Pierce

There’s only one reason why you’re not experiencing bliss at this present moment, and it’s because you’re thinking or focusing on what you don’t have. Otherwise you would be experiencing bliss. Anthony de Mello (Awareness)

The key to serenity is trusting that the universe has your back. Gabrielle Bernstein

To be in harmony with the wholeness of things is not to have anxiety over imperfections. Dogen

Serenity: When you stop expecting and start accepting. Maxime Lagacé

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Serenity Prayer

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer

Related: 65 Prayer Quotes To Inspire More Hope In Your Life

The Best Serenity Quotes

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From serenity comes gentleness, comes lasting strength. Pam Brown

The best fighter is never angry. Lao Tzu

Decide that wherever you are, is the best place there is. Once you start comparing, there’s no end to it. Sodo Yokoyama

Lasting happiness comes from the understanding that nothing can make you happy. James Pierce

The need for happiness will imprison you far more than happiness will liberate you. James Pierce

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. Thomas A. Kempis

Patience means allowing things to unfold at their own speed rather than jumping in with your habitual response to either pain or pleasure. Pema Chödrön

There is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity. Alan Watts

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

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

Peace is the simplicity of heart, the serenity of mind, tranquility of soul, the bond of love. Pio of Pietrelcina

Harmony is the feeling that arises from not wanting to be somewhere else, doing something else. Raj Raghunathan


In a society enslaved by the growth imperative, sufficiency is a revolutionary principle. Jason Hickel

Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found. Lao Tzu

Trying to control the future is like trying to take the master carpenter’s place…chances are that you’ll cut your hand. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

Rule your mind with serenity rather than with force and manipulation. Lao Tzu

Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh (Peace Is Every Step, Amazon book)

Having enough comes from the inside. It comes from seeing yourself and your work differently, from knowing that more is not the answer. Ryan Holiday

Care about doing your best. Don’t care about the results. Maxime Lagacé

The law of tranquility: where there is no resistance, there is no conflict. @zen_fi

Related: Zen quotes

Part 2. Serenity Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Serenity Quotes (Thoreau, Emerson, Bhagavad Gita, etc.)

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Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand, and becoming comfortable with not knowing. Eckhart Tolle

I will be calm. I will be mistress of myself. Jane Austen

Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity. Henry David Thoreau

Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world. Eckhart Tolle

There is a place in you that you must keep inviolate, a place that you must keep clean. Maya Angelou

The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective. Mother Teresa

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To shrug it all off and wipe it clean — every annoyance and distraction — and reach utter stillness. Child’s play. Marcus Aurelius

The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal peace. Bhagavad Gita

Free from all thoughts of ‘I’ and ‘mine’, a man finds absolute peace. Bhagavad Gita

Meet this transient world with neither grasping nor fear, trust the unfolding of life and you will attain true serenity. Bhagavad Gita

Aimlessness, nonattainment, is a wonderful practice. Thich Nhat Hanh

He that owns himself has lost nothing. But how few men are blessed with ownership of self! Seneca

If you take things personally you will remain offended for life. Deepak Chopra

Short Serenity Quotes

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Accept this moment. Maxime Lagacé

Doing nothing is something. Thich Nhat Hanh

Do your best and then relax. Paramahansa Yogananda

If you lose your temper, you lose. Richard Diaz

Allow nature to teach you stillness. Eckhart Tolle

A quiet mouth is a symptom of a quiet mind. James Pierce

Slow down. Spend more time observing. @dailyzen

Silence is a form of internal poetry. Thibaut

Don’t be afraid to just sit and watch. Anthony Bourdain

Peace is a sense that everything is fine. Naval Ravikant

Everything I desire is within me. Deepak Chopra

A mind at war with itself cannot know peace. James Pierce

The quiet mind enters into the immeasurable. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. Wendell Berry

Be yourself and you will feel at home anywhere. Jim Kwik

Being calm is the highest level of intelligence. @orangebook_

Just be, and enjoy being. Eckhart Tolle

Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance. Unknown

Everything is temporary. Lex Fridman (twitter.com)

Non-resistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe. Eckhart Tolle

The wiser you get, the more you enjoy the process. Maxime Lagacé

When you let go of fear of the future, your soul feels light. Courtney Carver (See also: letting go quotes)

Outrage is a result of the belief that things should be a certain way. James Pierce

Give thyself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around. Marcus Aurelius

Whenever possible: Breathe and be kind. When that’s not possible: Breathe and be quiet. Jason Garner

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Inspirational Serenity Quotes

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I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery. Luis Barragan

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity. Thich Nhat Hanh

The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity. André Gide

A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. Luis Barragan

Nature is the best medicine for serenity. Peace, calmness, stillness. It’s good for the heart. Karen Madwell

Forests are delightful, but the worldlings find no delight in them; only those who are free from passion will find delight in them, for they do not seek sensual pleasures. The Dhammapada

The more present I am, the happier and more content I will be. Naval Ravikant

The most wonderful taste of serenity is found by the love you create for yourself, and those around you. Joe Torres

When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Eckhart Tolle

Radiate an energy of serenity and peace so that you have an uplifting effect on those you come into contact with. Wayne Dyer

Well being, serenity and service to others are the ultimate measures of true wealth, success and power. Brendon Burchard

Planning is overrated. Trusting and taking action are underrated. Maxime Lagacé

When you let go of anger or resentment from the past, your heart feels light. Courtney Carver

We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Swami Satchidananda

The person who is not disturbed by happiness and distress and is steady in both is certainly eligible for liberation. Bhagavad Gita

Trust is knowing that no matter what happens, you will be better off than you were in the beginning. Iyanla Vanzant

If you want oneness in society, you have to teach people to go inside instead of going outside, because if they want peace, they need to find it within. Ram Dass

Serenity is not just an escape, but a precursor to acceptance, courage, wisdom, and change. Bill Crawford

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. Eckhart Tolle

When you understand certain things, when you learn certain things, when you’re convinced of certain things, and when they become a deep part of you, then you naturally become a more peaceful person. Naval Ravikant

The ability to be content and at peace, by yourself, is freedom. Naval Ravikant

The one who is free of every and any intention, even the intention to be free, is free indeed. Mooji

The highest form of grace is silence. It is also the highest spiritual instruction. Ramana Maharishi

Part 3. Conclusion

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Conquest begets enmity; the conquered live in misery; the peaceful live happily having renounced conquest and defeat. The Dhammapada

Let’s recap:Serenity is the art of accepting.Serenity is when you face reality, as it is, peacefully.Ego says “this is useless”. Your soul says “this is fine”.Serenity requires wisdom: change what you can, ignore what you can’t.It’s when you stop resisting life that you’ll get the abundance you want. Call to action: Read Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress (mayoclinic.org)or 12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation (healthline.com)or 100 Smile Quotes To Make Your Day Better (wisdomquotes.com) Hope you liked these beautiful serenity quotes. If you did, please share them with a friend today!What was your favorite quote? Please let us know in the comment section below!

Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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