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There is no just and serene criticism as yet.
Henry David Thoreau
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.
I feel beautiful when I'm at peace with myself. When I'm serene, when I'm a good person, when I've been considerate of others.
The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am.
Michael J. Fox
But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.
There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.
For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
Great music is in a sense serene; it is certain of the values it asserts.
Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain; here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Bhutan is a very serene country with an incredible history. It has an incredible group of great artisans.
All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
William Ellery Channing
I feel this is very important for us to have serene buildings because our civilization is chaotic as it is, you see; our whole machine age has brought about a chaos that has to be somehow counterbalanced, I think.
America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.
Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.
You look at a herd of cattle and well, they all look the same... but they know. They all have an individual personality, and those personalities change from day to day. They can have their grumpy days and their happy days and their serene days. But it's unpredictable. You can't be off in outer space when you're dealing with animals.
Sometimes people ask, 'Does writing make you happy?' But I think that's beside the point. It makes you agitated, and continually in a state where you're off balance. You seldom feel serene or settled.
After my divorce, painting took me out of panic mode and into a serene, calm place. I could absolutely lose myself.
Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.
William C. Bryant
Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil.
When I had my first boy it all started and that male energy seemed to keep me awake but since my daughter, who's incredibly serene, I can't seem to stop sleeping because she's asleep all the time. It's a pattern.
Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
And my favourite new songwriter is Joe Banfi from Sheffield. He's dark, edgy, serene and beautiful.
The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue.
Some brides stress, some don't. I think I'm a serene bride.
Charlene, Princess of Monaco
Indeed it is possible to stand with one foot on the inevitable 'banana peel' of life with both eyes peering into the Great Beyond, and still be happy, comfortable, and serene - if we will even so much as smile.
One's appearance bespeaks dignity corresponding to the depth of his character. One's concentrated effort, serene attitude, taciturn air, courteous disposition, thoroughly polite bearing, gritted teeth with a piercing look - each of these reveals dignity. Such outward appearance, in short, comes from constant attentiveness and seriousness.
I tend to say faith is believing in life, and as I love life, I try to do the best with it, make it as serene and joyous as possible.
In legal practice, in the representation of clients, I have always felt deeply engaged, serene, and not all inclined to stand aside. I have always done whatever needed to be done, and have usually gotten my way.
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