Equanimity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old equanimity quotes, equanimity sayings, and equanimity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.     

Amit Kalantri

Self-control, in every station and to every individual, is indispensable, if people would retain that equanimity of mind, which, depending on self-respect, is the essential of contentment and happiness.     

Sarah Josepha Hale

It is considered equanimity when attachment does not arise towards someone who offers flowers and abhorrence does not arise towards someone who is pelting stones     

Dada Bhagwan

Equanimity is when abhorrence does not arise during the circumstances of abhorrence and attachment does arise during the circumstances of attachment.     

Dada Bhagwan

Equanimity is calamity's medicine.     

Publilius Syrus

Equanimity is the hallmark of spirituality. It is neither chasing nor avoiding but just being in the middle.     

Amit Ray

When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it.     

Marcus Aurelius

Equanimity is a perfect, unshakable balance of mind.     

Nyanaponika Thera

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social enviroment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions.     

Albert Einstein

Equanimity arises when we accept the way things are.     

Jack Kornfield

A calm soul is a heavenly being. Live each day with ecstatic serenity.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

The secret of action is to get established in equanimity, renouncing all egocentric attachments, and forgetting to worry over our successes and failures.     

Chinmayananda Saraswati

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

Calmness is the cradle of power.     

J.G. Holland

Equanimity and wisdom are basically one they are not two.     

Hui Neng

What is patience but an equanimity which enables you to rise superior to the trials of life.     

William Osler

The two Virtues of Equanimity and Compassion become more available to the person whose ego shell has been smashed either by great suffering or by great love or by both.     

Richard Rohr

A modern definition of equanimity: cool. This refers to one whose mind remains stable & calm in all situations.     

Allan Lokos

The calm mind allows one to connect with the inner self, the Soul, the very source of our being. That's where the music lives. That's where my music comes from.     

Clarence Clemons

Equanimity is the gem in virtue's chaplet, and St. Sweetness the loveliest in her calendar.     

Amos Bronson Alcott

Equanimity is the basis of wisdom. Wisdom is the function of equanimity.     

Hui Neng