On Serenity

Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down, and with only the serenity and calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be. Hurrah! - Sean O'Casey

Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. - Joseph Addison

Develop serenity and quiet attitudes through your conversation. Depending upon the words we use and the tone in which we use them, we can talk ourselves into being nervous, high-strung, and upset. By our speech, we can also achieve quiet reactions. Talk peaceful to be peaceful. - Norman Vincent Peale

Give me, kind heaven, a private station,

A mind serene for contemplation. - John Gay

When I can look Life in the eyes,

Grown calm and very coldly wise,

Life will have given me the Truth,

And taken in exchange - my youth. - Sara Teasdale

Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the centre of it all. - Robert M. Pirsig

Whenever conscience speaks with a divided, uncertain, and disputed voice, it is not the voice of God. Descend still deeper into yourself, until you hear nothing but a clear, undivided voice, a voice which does away with doubt and brings with it persuasion, light, and serenity.- Henri F. Amiel

The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity. - Andre Gide

The serene peaceful state of being a fool among knaves. - Jonathan Swift

People think it would be nice to have peace of mind, to be serene, to be calm, to be undisturbed by this, that, and the other. But as long as you make all those things objects of desire, you have defined yourself as lacking them, and a person who is looking for peace is obviously in turmoil. - Alan Watts

It's as if I've arrived in a place where it's all spirit and no body an overwhelming sense of calm . . . I actually began to feel blessed. - Gloria Naylor

Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. - St. Francis of Assisi

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