Peace of mind. It’s one of those elusive things that money can’t seem to buy. Some seem to have it and some just don’t. Some search for it high and low and others unknowingly run from it. Let’s see what some wise people had to say about peace of mind.
1. Inner peace is beyond victor or defeat. – Bhagavad Gita, 6th Century B.C.
2. Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you. – Ajahn Chah. Reflections, 107, 1994
3. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Closing words, “Self-Reliance,” Essays: First Series, 1841
4. Do everything so as to have thine own Approbation: This is the only Firm Foundation of inward Peace. – Thomas Fuller. Comp., Introductio ad Prudentiam, 642, 1731
5. Peace does not rest in charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of the people. – John F. Kennedy. United Nations address, New York City, 20 September, 1963
6. The peace of God which passes all understanding. Paul. Philippeans 4:7
7. Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Buddha
8. Only the just man enjoys peace of mind. – Epicurus
9. Do not confuse peace of mind with spaced-out insensitivity. A truly peaceful mind is very sensitive, very aware. – Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama
10. Two things rob people of their peace of mind : work unfinished and work not yet begun. – Source Unknown
Source: “Quotationary”. Leonard Roy Frank. Random House Webster’s. 2001