This year is the 79th birthday of the poignant British wartime poster "Keep Calm and Carry On." The poster was created to lift the spirits of the populace in the event of a German land invasion during World War II. Fortunately, that German land invasion never happened, so the poster was lost until the year 2000, when it became a worldwide meme. To this day, boys and girls are still steeped that quintessentially British culture of calming tea and a stiff upper lip in the face of adversity. May these quotes below also inspire you to persevere during hard times in your life.
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.
Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organise your life around it.
Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
Do not learn how to react. Learn how to respond.
The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.
Inner peace can be seen as the ultimate benefit of practicing patience.
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.
Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things.
True and lasting inner peace can never be found in external things. It can only be found within. And then, once we find and nurture it with ourselves, it radiates outward.
Real peace of mind is the companion of the silence of the mind.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength.
When you unclutter your mind, you enjoy peace of mind.
You have to slow your heart rate, stay calm. You have to shoot in between your heartbeats.
Do you need or enjoy fear, worries and restlessness? If you don’t, then why do you keep inviting them into your mind?
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. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
Keep calm. You have the forest in your blood.
When the expected occurred, never panic, by keep calming, you gain control over the situation.
It isn’t enough to talk about peace, one must believe it. And it isn’t enough to to believe in it, one must work for it.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.
Breath is the power behind all things… I breathe in and know that good things will happen.
Compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and a sense of self-discipline are qualities that help us lead our daily lives with a calm mind.
May the odds be ever in your favor.
Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.
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.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
If it comes, let it come. If it goes, it’s ok, let it go. Let things come and go. Stay calm, don’t let anything disturb your peace, and carry on.
Everything you do can be done better from a place of relaxation.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Whoever values peace of mind and the health of the soul will live the best of all possible lives.
Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still.
Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?
Take a walk outside—it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind.
Everything is hard before it gets easy.
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.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
Respect yourself enough to say – I deserve inner peace – and walk away from people and things that prevent you from attaining it.
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.
Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
Your inner peace is the greatest and most valuable treasure that you can discover.
A compassionate state of mind brings inner peace, and therefore a healthier body.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive.
Inner peace is priceless as it sprinkles everything you do with joy.”
Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.
Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.
Keep calm and let your heart sing the song of kindness.
Keep calm and grow magic pomegranates.
Keep calm because pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver and eartbreak makes you wiser.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
Those who act with few desires are calm, without worry or fear.
Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral loose, and free-floating –these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything.
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.
They sicken of the calm who know the storm.
Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.
Do not ever get agitated by provoking thoughts and actions. Always keep your calm. This will shame the alien.
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.
Get the inside right. The outside will fall into place.
I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.