160 Best Calm Quotes To Relax And Bring Peace Of Mind

Looking for inspirational calming quotes to relax? We have rounded up the best collection of calm quotes, sayings, captions, status, (with images and pictures) to encourage you keep your calm of mind and not be overpowered by anger, stress, and anxiety.

Having a calm mind is a bliss. It’s a super-power which you can achieve with practice and meditation. Everyday brings you new challenges and stress, which makes you worried or anxious about the future. Your thoughts are all scattered and you tend to get angry or overwhelmed too soon.

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In such a situation when the mind is stressed, we tend to overthink and get into a negative thinking zone. The best thing to do is to gather your peace of mind, and get your thoughts collected. With patience and composure of mind, we will always think clearly and positively.

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Clarity of thoughts comes only when the mind is calm and peaceful. These inspirational calming quotes will help you to worry less about the future, and be at peace.

Don’t forget to check out our collection of spiritual awakening quotes and fresh air quotes to enlighten your soul, body and mind in the midst of mother nature.

Best Calm Quotes To Cool Your Mind

  1. “Keep calm and carry on.” — Unknown

  2. “In calmness lies true pleasure.” — Victor Hugo

  3. “Insight emerges out of silence.” — B. D. Schiers

  4. “Quiet the mind and soul will speak.” — Unknown                                                                                                               

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    quotes calming

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

  6. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” — Josiah Gilbert Holland

  7. “Train your mind to be calm in every situation.” — Unknown                                                                                           

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    calming quote

  8. “It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.” — Donna Karan

  9. “Remember to preserve a calm soul amid difficulties.” — Horace

  10. “You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” — Pema Chodron

  11. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius

  12. “There can be no peace without but through peace within.” — W.E. Channing

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

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    quotes on calm

  14. “Fearlessness presupposes calmness and peace of mind.” — Mahatma Gandhi

  15. “You cannot perceive beauty, but with a serene mind.” — Henry David Thoreau

  16. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” — Chinese Proverb

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

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    quotes about calmness

  18. “Stay centered by accepting whatever happens to you. This is the ultimate.” — Chuang Tzu

  19. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” — Bryant McGill

  20. “Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.” — Thomas Carlyle

  21. “Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.” — Old Eskimo Proverb

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

  23. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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    be calm quotes

  24. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows. It empties today of its strength.” — Corrie Ten Boom

  25. “Understand this and be free: We are not in our bodies; our bodies are inside us.” — Sean A. Mulvihill

  26. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” — Robert Eliot

  27. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” — William James

  28. “Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.” — Michael Caine

  29. “When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” — Buddha

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

  31. “There will be calmness, tranquility when one is free from external objects and is not perturbed.” — Bruce Lee

  32. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answers.” — William S. Burroughs

  33. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” — Dalai Lama

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    mind calming quotes

  34. “You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” — Wayne Dyer

  35. “Breath is the power behind all things. I breathe in and know that good things will happen.” — Tao Porchon-Lynch

  36. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” — Maya Angelou

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    calmness quotes

  37. “Today start your day with a smile, calmness of mind, coolness of emotions, and a heart filled with gratitude.” — Unknown

  38. “The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.” — Prasad Mahes

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

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

  41. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.” — William James

  42. “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” — Mikhail Lermontov

  43. “Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds.” — Osho

  44. “Be patient. Life will offer you another chance as soon as you find calm within, for abundance is born out of calmness.” — Leon Brown

  45. “Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive.” — Roy T Bennett

  46. “The greater the level of calmness of our mind, the greater our peace of mind, the greater our ability to enjoy a happy and joyful life.” — Dalai Lama

  47. “The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and your life, improve.” — Charles F. Glassman

  48. “Calmness is a huge gift. And once you master it, you will be able to respond in a useful way to every difficult situation that decides to walk into your heart.” —  Geri Larkin

  49. “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

  50. “Your strength is your calmness, in the clarity of your mind. Strength comes from putting the negative aside without reacting. Win in calmness, in consciousness, in balance.” —  Yogi Amrit Desai

Stay Calm Quotes For Anxiety

In this fast paced world, the stress to be at par with your peers at work, and life can be tiring. It can exhaust you mentally and physically.

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When your mind is clouded with stress and anxiety, it takes away the power from you to think rightly. It puts you in a zone where you might take hasty decisions. You may get angry very frequently because you have too much to handle.

Below are few motivational quotes which can help you, to train your mind so you can stay calm, be at peace, get perspective, and respond appropriately to those stressful situations…


  1. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” — Unknown

  2. “Your life will be in order when disorder ceases to bother you.” — James Pierce

  3. “Every day brings a choice ton practice anxiety or to practice peace.” — Unknown                                                                               

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    calming quotes

  4. “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” — Albert Einstein

  5. “Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.” — Paulo Coelho

  6. “What does your conscience say? – ‘You should become the person you are’.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

  7. “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” — Jodi Picoult

  8. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” — Kahlil Gibran

  9. “Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions – not outside.” — Marcus Aurelius

  10. “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” — Henry Ward Beecher

  11. “Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

  12. “There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world other world begin to whisper.” — James Carroll

  13. “Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.” — Ali Ibn Abi Talib

  14. “Stay calm inside! You will then see that outside storms in life, even the most terrible ones, will turn into soft winds..” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

  15. “I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” — Steve Maraboli

Calming Quotes For Your Inner Peace (Stress-Free)

Take some time to step back from a stressful situation and unplug from all the things going around you. Recharging your batteries will help you reorient your thoughts and view things more clearly.

Taking a break from the monotony, going for a short walk, taking a nap, reading a book, anything which helps you be calm can do wonders to the way you react.

Also check out our post on recharge quotes which will inspire you to have more mental clarity, focus, and give up the habit of overthinking.


  1. “Smile. Breathe. And go slowly.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

  2. “Silence is sometimes the best answer.” — Dalai Lama                                                                                                           

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    calm quotes

  3. “Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.” — Oscar Wilde

  4. “Find your inner peace and heal your soul.” — Unknown                                                                                                                             

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    calming quotes for anxiety

  5. “Give your stress wings and let it fly away.” — Terri Guillemets

  6. “Opportunity seldom rises with blood pressure.” — Jarod Kintz

  7. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  9. “Retire to the center of your being, which is calmness.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

  10. “One of the best ways to reduce stress is to accept the things that you cannot control.” — M.P. Neary

  11. “Sitting in meditation is nourishment for your spirit and nourishment for your body, as well.” — Nhat Hanh

  12. “A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned.” — Naval Ravikant

  13. “When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.” — Unknown                                                                                                                                                                   

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    Calm Quotes Images

  14. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” — Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

  15. “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” — Roy T. Bennett

  16. “Simply let experience take place very freely, so that your open heart is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion.” — Tsoknyi Rinpoche

  17. “Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” — Ziggy Marley

  18. “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

  19. “You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.” — Unknown

  20. “And then I day I decided that hurry and stress were no longer going to be part of my life. Stress is self-created; I decided to stop manufacturing it. We can choose an internal calm and joy even amid the chaos.” — Brendon Burchard

Calm Quotes For Calming Your Anger

Things we do out of anger or decisions taken when we are angry are mostly something we all regret when we get back to our normal mood.

Also See: Relaxing Quotes

The way we behave in the rage of anger can ruin relationships, work, life, and change things adversely for us. We should try and practice deep breathing and meditation if anger is a persistent issue. It will help you to ease your emotions and feel light.

Being calm gives you the strength to do the right thing. Most renowned spiritual leaders like Buddha, Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu have always emphasized staying calm can do wonders in your life.

  1. “You create your own calm.” — Unknown                                                                                                                             

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    Short Calm Quotes

  2. “The best fighter is never angry.” — Lao Tzu

  3. “Control your anger or it will control you.” — Unknown

  4. “Who acts in stillness finds stillness in his life.” — Lao Tzu                                                                                                     

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    Calm Quotes Pictures

  5. “Do not learn how to react. Learn how to respond.” — Buddha

  6. “They sicken of the calm who know the storm.” — Dorothy Parker

  7. “Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

  8. “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” — Rumi

  9. “There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.” — Francis de Sales

  10. “The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.” — Marcus Aurelius                                                           

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    quotes about being calm

  11. “What you do not react to cannot drag you down in a futile engagement.” — Robert Greene

  12. “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than anything on which it is poured.” — Mark Twain

  13. “The emotions aren’t always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action.” — William James

  14. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” — Buddha

  15. “Step outside for a while – calm your mind. It is better to hug a tree than to bang your head against a wall continually.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

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

  17. “We must go beyond the clamor of ego, beyond the tools of logic and reason, to the still, calm place within us: the realm of the soul” — Deepak Chopra

  18. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” — Deepak Chopra

  19. “Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we’re frantic, life will be frantic. If we’re peaceful, life will be peaceful.” — Marianne Williamson

  20. “We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.” — Francis de Sales

Calming Quotes To Help You Relax

Being calm, thinking clearly gives you the power to act wisely in every situation in life. Even when everything around you is in chaos, never lose your calm.

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Like the stillness of water of the sea can make things clear for you similarly the stillness of the mind helps you see everything clearly. With patience you will be stronger mentally, spiritually and will attain peace of mind.

These anti-stress quotes will help you end the worry and turmoil running in your mind and make you more relaxed.

  1. “Calm is a superpower.” — Brene Brown                                                                                                                                                                                 

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    Calm Captions Instagram

  2. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” — Buddha

  3. “You can do anything but not everything.” — Unknown

  4. “In the madness, you have to find calm.” — Lupita Nyong’o

  5. “One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” — Greek Proverb

  6. “Today I will not stress over things I can’t control.” — Unknown

  7. “Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.” — Rumi

  8. “To be calm is the highest achievement of the self.” — Zen Proverb                                                                                               

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    calm peaceful quotes

  9. “The chaos doesn’t end, you kinds just become calm.” — Nikki Rowe

  10. “Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.” — Unknown

  11. “The best things happen when you’re not overthinking it.” — Ben Zobrist

  12. “Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” ― S.C. Lourie                                                       

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    stay calm quotes

  13. “Stop trying to calm the storm. Calm yourself, the storm will pass.” — Unknown

  14. “The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” — Exodus 14:14 (Bible Verses)

  15. “How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterwards.” — Spanish Proverb

  16. “Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.” — Eckhart Tolle

  17. “The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.” — Unknown

  18. “Character consists of what you do on the third and forth tries.” — James A. Michener

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

  20. “You will never be free until you get free from the prison of your own false thoughts.” — Unknown

  21. “Give me coffee to change the things I can and the beach to accept the things I can’t.” — Unknown

  22. “Step back. Allow things to unfold. There’s beauty to be found in letting things be.” — Tamara Levitt

  23. “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” — Randy Armstrong

  24. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” — Eckhart Tolle

  25. “Peace is accepting today, releasing yesterday, and giving up the need of control tomorrow.” — Unknown

  26. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman

  27. “Life isn’t amount waiting for the storm to pass.. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene

  28. “Develop the superpower of being calm in tough times. Take 2 minutes to meditate.” — Karen Salmansohn                                                                                                                                                                                             

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    quotes about calming down

  29. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you.. Let not your heart be troubled.” — John 14:27 (Bible Verse)

  30. “A samurai must remain calm at all times even in the face of danger.” — Chris Bradford, ‘The Way of the Sword’

  31. “Remain calm during a storm until you know you can fight back.” — Chaker Khazaal, ‘Confessions of a War Child’

  32. “Life is like the ocean. It can be calm or still, and rough or rigid, but in the end, it is always beautiful.” — Unknown

  33. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” — Wayne Dyer

  34. “And through the heat of conflict keeps the law In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw.” — William Wordsworth

  35. “The day she let go of the things that were weighing her down, was the day she began to shine the brightest.” — Katrina Mayer

  36. “You have dug your soul out of the dark, you have fought to be here; do not go back to what buried you.” — Bianca Sparacino

  37. “While you are walking, smile and be in the here and now, and you will transform that place into paradise.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

  38. “A man of calm is like a shady tree. People who need shelter come to it.” — Toba Beta, ‘Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza’

  39. “Mindfulness is the practice of letting go and relaxing into the present moment as it is. So, gently, relax, relax, relax.” — Tamara Levitt

  40. “Calmness is the criterion of spiritual progress. Plunge the purified mind into the Heart. Then the work is over.” — Ramana Maharshi

  41. “Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart.” — Unknown

  42. “Nobody can trigger your emotions without your permission. Learn to be calm and centered no matter what’s happening outside of you.” — Unknown

  43. “Great people are not affected by each puff of wind that blows ill. Like great ships, they sail serenely on, in a calm sea or a great tempest.” — George Washington

  44. “Sometimes there is no time to wait for the sea to calm down! If you have to reach your target, let your voyage start and let the storm be your patch!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

  45. “Be like a duck paddling and working very hard inside the water but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.” — Manoj Arora, ‘From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom’

  46. “You flounder through life, struggling desperately so you won’t drown, even though you would float if you’d just relax.” — Natsuki Takaya, ‘Fruits Basket: The Complete Collection’

  47. “Gratitude expressed to our Heavenly Father in prayer for what we have brings a calming peace-a peace which allows us to not canker our souls for what we don’t have.” — Robert D Hales

  48. “I began to regain a measure of calm. I had done a good job tying the ladder to the tree, after all. It wasn’t going to come loose just like that.” — Haruki Murakami, ‘The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle’

  49. “I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit.” — Unknown

  50. “When the odds are hopeless, when all seems to be lost, then is the time to be calm, to make a show of authority – at least of indifference” — Ian Fleming, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’

  51. “Today I am calm. My body and mind are still. If I feel drawn to any drama, I step back and separate myself. It does not touch me. I breathe and relax. I am the calm between the noise.” — Unknown

  52. “You can’t do traditional work at a modern pace. Traditional work has traditional rhythms. You need calm. You can be busy, but you must remain calm.” — Bill Buford, ‘Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave’

  53. “I think about what I’m reading or writing… All you need is a little peace and quiet and the words will come to you – your own voice or the other’s. Your own voice or the voice of God. Perspiration. Inspiration. It feels like a gift.” — Thomas Lynch, ‘Bodies in Motion and at Rest’

  54. “Slow down. Breathe. Don’t rush. Let yourself feel everything you’re holding inside. Joy, pain, heartache, exhaustion, feel everything. Listen. Take time to nourish what your soul needs the most. Take ten minutes, thirty minutes, an hour, a day… Take a break to slow down.” — Nicole Marie B

  55. “It’s all about tuning out the noise, tuning out all the stuff that simply doesn’t move the game forward – the doubt, the personal agendas, the often-deafening fear of judgment and the need to please – so that you can ultimately get to that place of quiet, of calm, where you can focus on what really matters.” — Bonnie Hammer


How To Train Your Mind To Be Calm In Stressful Situations

Some of the best tips to help you train your mind to be calm and at peace can be being mindful, deep breathing, practicing meditation, a good sleep, exercising, being positive, and practice gratitude.

In a stressful situation, we often panic and lose our presence of mind. But when you have self control and a peaceful mindset, you can take better decisions and not act in haste.

These acts done regularly will help you to channelize your energy rightly and make you calmer in your reactions.

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These famous calm quotes are collected from various sources, books, by famous authors, poets, leaders, spiritual gurus, who have always known importance of a calm mind.

With increasing stress and anxiety, we also invite a lot of diseases like, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart problems. Worrying can never be good for our mental and physical health. To have control over our thoughts and mind will also help you to react less to stressful situations.

Being calm is very important to maintain your mental healthy, inner peace, and happiness in life. With meditation, yoga, and deep breathing techniques you can be successful in staying calm and worry less.

If you like these quotes about recharging yourself, also read our take it easy quotes and inspiring  enjoy your day quotes to deal with all the anxiety and stress you are going through.

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