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70 Unbothered Quotes To Help You Lead A Peaceful Life

70 Unbothered Quotes To Help You Lead A Peaceful Life

To stay unbothered, undisturbed, and at peace is the ultimate goal, but it’s not easy to achieve.

These unbothered quotes will teach you how to protect yourself and how to deal with life not losing your peace of mind.

Dive in and let the wisdom of these quotes teach you to stay unbothered in all circumstances.

10 Unbothered Quotes To Live By

1. “The day you stop caring what other people think of you is the day your life begins.” — Aaron Eckhart

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

3. “Stand through life firm as a rock in the sea, undisturbed and unmoved by its ever-rising waves.” — Hazrat Inayat Khan

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

5. “I don’t care what you think about me, I don’t think about you at all.” — Coco Chanel

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6. “The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” — George Bernard Shaw

7. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” — Roy T. Bennett

8. “I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.” — Michel de Montaigne

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

10. “There are three things you need to master in life: self-love, self-care, and remaining unbothered.” — Caitlin Gibson

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Unbothered Quotes To Make You More Confident

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

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2. “To anticipate the market is to gamble. To be patient and react only when the market gives the signal is to speculate.” — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

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

4. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ­­— Bernard Baruch

5. “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

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6. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” — Laozi

7. “I enjoy writing alone, naked and unbothered.” M.F. Moonzajer

8. “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

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

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10. “True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way.” — Stephen Mitchell

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11. “We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally.” — Dalai Lama

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

13. “Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what.” ― Erma Bombeck

14. “By not caring too much about what people think, I’m able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.” — Albert Ellis

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

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

17. “I think that’s the most beautiful thing about being confident —just loving yourself, not caring what everybody else thinks. Because you could be Mother Theresa, and people are still going to try to find some imperfection.” — Joanna Krupa

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

19. “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

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

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See also: 60 Best Chill Quotes To Teach You The Art Of Doing Nothing

Unbothered Quotes To Protect Your Peace

1. “I just stay in my own lane and not worry about what anyone else is doing and settling my own pace.” — Roddy Ricch

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2. “Peace is truly the completed and undisturbed possession of what is desired.” — Maximus the Confessor

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

4. “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

5. “Not caring more about what other people think than what you think. That’s freedom.” — Demi Moore

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6. “Inner peace begins when you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” — Unknown

7. “The unhappiest people in this world are those who care the most about what other people think.” ― C. Joybell C

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

9. “Stay at peace with everyone you meet and hold no grudge with anyone for any reason.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

10. “Instead of trying to change another person’s behavior, try changing the way you react. Acceptance without expectations is less stressful.” — Unknown

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11. “Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.” — Eric Davis

12. “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.” — Eckhart Tolle

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

14. “It is pointless to get your knickers in a twist if a certain person fails to react the way you want. It is best to avoid people and situations that you know drive you crazy. Remember to vote with your feet. If a situation is untenable or unchangeable, walk away.” — Stuart Wilde

15. “We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally.” — Dalai Lama

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16. “Don’t hold grudges. Don’t let your heart be troubled by anything that makes it lose its peace. Stay calm and let go of what you can’t change. Be unbothered!” — Unknown

17. “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.” — Francis de Sales

18. “Acceptance does not mean inaction. We may need to respond, strongly at times…From a peaceful center we can respond instead of react. Unconscious reactions create problems. Considered responses bring peace. With a peaceful heart whatever happens can be met with wisdom…Peace is not weak; it is unshakable.” — Jack Kornfield

19. “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.” — Francis de Sales

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

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Savage Unbothered Quotes To Become Bold & Unapologetic

1. “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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2. “I don’t really like to write music at all unless I am completely unbothered by touring.” — Adam Levine

3. “To kind of go through life not caring is a spectacular attribute. It’s one I wish I had.” — Neil Cross

4. “The older you get, the lesser you are bothered by what others think.” — Ruskin Bond

5. “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” ― Winston S. Churchill

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

7. “It’s not easy to state the change you made. If I’m alive now, I would be dead, Though, like a stone, unbothered by it.” — Sylvia Plath

8. “A wise man once told me if it doesn’t affect my pockets, don’t let it affect my emotions.” — Unknown

9. “You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.” ― Richard P. Feynman

10. “Don’t waste your time and energy on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing to say is nothing at all.” — Unknown

Image of a woman practicing meditation with grace representing a quote about silence.

See also: 150 Silence Quotes When Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

11. “It is a process of discovery. It’s being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way.” — James Taylor 

12. “Your emotional reactions to the evil you encounter and your judgments of it show you what you need to change in yourself. Changing those parts of your personality that judge, react in fear, and cannot love into acceptance, fearlessness, and love is the journey you were born to make.” — Gary Zukav

13. “If you shout, you’re fulfilling expectations. If you speak quietly, people listen better.” ― Thuli Madonsela

14. “Move as a total being, and accept things. Just for twenty-four hours, try it – total acceptance, whatsoever happens. Someone insults you, accept it; don’t react, and see what happens. Suddenly you will feel an energy flowing in you that you have not felt before.” — Rajneesh

15. “We have little power to choose what happens, but we have complete power over how we respond.” ― Arianna Huffington

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16. “To react, is to be A slave to someone else’s actions. Sometimes, A warrior is faced with the decision to strike pre-emptively, trusting his intuition, wisdom and years of training” ― Soke behzad Ahmadi

17. “Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.” — Unknown

See also: 150 Silence Quotes When Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

18. “Don’t be bothered by troubles because they are generally guests we ourselves invite – they will stay for some time and then leave.” — Amit Abraham

19. “If you find yourself consistently giving too many f*cks about trivial shit that bothers you, chances are you don’t have much going on in your real life to give a legitimate f*ck about. And that’s your real problem.” — Mark Manson

20. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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See also: 80 Best Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes To Remember And Live By

Final Words

Make sure these unbothered quotes are always near as a reminder that you are the most powerful when you’re calm and unbothered.

70 Unbothered Quotes To Help You Lead A Peaceful Life