40 Tranquility Quotes To Help You Find Peace And Calm

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Jan 13, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Meditation in the hills

Tranquility is the state or quality of being tranquil or peaceful.

Feeling tranquil involves serenity, free from any agitation. Achieving tranquility of the body and spirit is a continuous process in life, possible through a spiritual and emotional awakening.

Quite often, the hustle and bustle of our daily grind make it seem like peace is a luxury we can't afford. The love of our closest friends and also of our family and the healing power of nature offers some respite.

However, sometimes the real essence of tranquility is realized through the power of inspirational words. When all else fails, you can center yourself around some peace and tranquility quotes that'll lift your spirits in an instant.

For more quotes, check out calm quotes and world peace quotes.

Inspirational Tranquility Quotes For Inner Peace

‍In a world where violence and unrest seem to be the word of the day, fall in love with peace with these amazing and inspirational quotes on peace and tranquility (including the sea of tranquility quotes)!

1. “I quite like to sing, actually - just belting out numbers with my guitar. I find that it's a form of tranquility.”

-Jack O’Connell.

2. “I am sustained by the tranquility of an upright and loyal heart.”

-Peter Stuyvesant.

3. “Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I'm on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding - yet beautiful - Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space.”

-Buzz Aldrin.

4. “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.”

-William Wordsworth.

5. “Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.”

-Thomas à Kempis.

6. “It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”

-Thomas Jefferson.

7. “When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”

-François de La Rochefoucauld.

8. “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.

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

-Norman Vincent Peale.

10. “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.”

-Saint Francis de Sales.

11. The ideal of beauty is simplicity and tranquility.”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

12. “He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

13. “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.”

-James Allen, ‘As A Man Thinketh’ (1903).

14. “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.

Buddha Quotes To Help You Find Peace

‍Irrespective of your beliefs and religion, Buddha's message of love, compassion, and peace is something you can live your life by. Here are some inspirational tranquility quotes by the Buddha that'll help you find happiness and calm.

15. “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.”


16. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”


17. “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”


18. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”


19. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.”


20. “Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again and you will be filled with joy.”


21. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”


22. “There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. ”


23. “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”


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


25. “Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”


Dalai Lama Quotes


Here are some inspirational quotes from His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama to brighten up your day.

26. “Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”

-14th Dalai Lama.

27. “If we are to create a more peaceful world, made up of peaceful individuals, we need a greater concern for others — altruism. That gives inner strength, self-confidence.”

-14th Dalai Lama.

28. “For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities — warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful — happier.”

-14th Dalai Lama.

29. “I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.”

-14th Dalai Lama.

30. “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings.”

-14th Dalai Lama.

31. “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.”

-14th Dalai Lama.

Book Quotes On Tranquility

What we need in the world are more inspirational literary works with soothing tranquility quotes. So, here are some of the best tranquility quotes from books.

32. “Personal tranquility consists in the orderly structuring of the mind, which occurs whenever a person engages in the exquisite practice of contemplating personal experiences, harmonizing time spent with other people, reading great books, and working on self-improvement.”

-Kilroy J. Oldster, ‘Dead Toad Scrolls’ (2015).

33. “If you keep looking within, you will find stillness, a tranquillity that you’ve never experienced before. It’s like this secret space your mind can visit that unlocks new levels of creativity and confidence that you never thought possible.”

-Joel Annesley, ‘Quiet Confidence: Breaking Up With Shyness’ (2018).

34. “I am like a deep, still mountain lake. The surface is a mirror that reflects the sky above. I await in tranquility for the breath of God to move upon me.”

-Elizabeth C. Dixon, ‘Little Book Of Prayers For New Thought Christians’ (2019).

35. “The sea was silent, the sky was silent; I was alone with the night and silence.”

-H.G. Wells, ‘The Island of Doctor Moreau’ (1896).

36. “The positive vibrations of unregulated joy, peace, happiness and tranquility is freedom.”

-T.F. Hodge, ‘From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death And Conscious Encounters With "The Divine Presence"’ (2019).

37. “As the old year retires and a new one is born, we commit into the hands of our Creator the happenings of the past year and ask for direction and guidance in the new one. May He grant us His grace, His tranquility and His wisdom!”

-Peggy Toney Horton, ‘Does God Want Us To Be Happy’ (2019).

38. “It is in your power to withdraw yourself whenever you desire. Perfect tranquility within consists in the good ordering of the mind, the realm of your own.”

- Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’ (161-180 AD).

39. “We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious.”

-Sri S. Satchidananda, ‘The Yoga Sutras’ (1978).

40. “Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.”

-Amir, ‘The Kite Runner’ (2003) by Khaled Hosseini.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Tranquility Quotes then why not take a look at keep calm quotes, or yogi quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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