A Quote by Zen Proverb on sitting, quiet, spring, grass, grow, effort, and change

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

Zen Proverb

Source: charityfocus.org

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A Quote by The Bible on quiet and meditation

Be still, and know that I am God.

The Bible

Source: Psalm 46

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on competition, quiet, and vanity

The best of conversations occur when there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on life, men, and quiet

The mass of men lead quiet lives of desperation.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Wayne Dyer on acceptance and quiet

If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is ''the quiet acceptance of what is.''

Wayne Dyer

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on heart and quiet

The harvest of a quiet eye, That broods and sleeps on his own heart.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: A Poet's Epitaph. Stanza 13.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on quiet and time


The holy time is quiet as a nun Breathless with adoration.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: It is a beauteous Evening.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on quiet and truth

Truth hath a quiet breast.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Richard II, Act 1, Scene 3

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on conscience, peace, and quiet

I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities A still and quiet conscience.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry VIII

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A Quote by William S. Ogdon on art, birds, character, clarity, conscience, contentment, control, determination, discovery, economics, effort, enemies, ethics, fashion, goodness, government, happiness, heart, individuality, life, listening, luxury, money,

The Art of Happiness There was never a time when so much official effort was being expended to produce happiness, and probably never a time when so little attention was paid by the individual to creating and personal qualities that make for it. What one misses most today is the evidence of widespread personal determination to develop a character that will, in itself, given any reasonable odds, make for happiness. Our whole emphasis is on the reform of living conditions, of increased wages, of controls on the economic structure-the government approach-and so little on man improving himself. The ingredients of happiness are so simple that they can be counted on one hand. Happiness comes from within, and rests most securely on simple goodness and clear conscience. Religion may not be essential to it, but no one ins known to have gained it without a philosophy resting on ethical principles. Selfishness is its enemy; to make another happy is to be happy one's self. It is quiet, seldom found for long in crowds, most easily won in moments of solitude and reflection. It cannot be bought; indeed, money has very little to do with it. No one is happy unless he is reasonably well satisfied with himself, so that the quest for tranquility must of necessity begin with self-examination. We shall not often be content with what we discover in this scrutiny. There is much to do, and so little done. Upon this searching self-analysis, however, depends the discovery of those qualities that make each man unique, and whose development alone can bring satisfaction. Of all those who have tried, down the ages, to outline a program for happiness, few have succeeded so well as William Henry Channing, chaplain of the House of Representatives in the middle of the last century: "To live content with small means; so seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy . . . to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to the stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never; in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common." It will be noted that no government can do this for you; you must do it for yourself.

William S. Ogdon

Source: New York Times, Editorial Page, Dec. 30, 1945

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