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Quotes of the Day for 26 November 2002 – Serenity

This is the third day of my week-long Thanksgiving in quotes celebration. Still to come: Family, Abundance, Peace, and Love. As promised, today's theme is Serenity.

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The quotes:

A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.
     - Joseph Addison, 1672 - 1719

The highest wisdom is continual cheerfulness; such a state, like the region above the moon, is always clear and serene.
     - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 1533 - 1592

God, grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
     - Saint Francis of Assisi, 1182 - 1226

For the man sound in body and serene in mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
     - Jerome K. Jerome, 1859 - 1927

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
     - Thomas S. Szasz


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