Quotes of the Day for 21 November 2000 – Serenity
"Thanksgiving Week" at Quotes of the Day continues for our US readers, "Gentle Virtues Week" for readers in the rest of the world. Today's focus is Serenity.
The language of excitement is at best picturesque. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau
The plainest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness: her state is like that of things in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.
- Michel de Montaigne
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
- Thomas S. Szasz
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
- Joseph Addison
Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.
- Jacob Braude
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