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A Quote by Carol L. Banks on children, fatherhood, fear, feeling, heart, justice, peace, prayer, quiet, spirit, and trust

She crept up to her father's knee to sit there quite contentedly. No word needing to be said, Laying his hand upon her head, and looking down, he gently smiled upon his treasured trusting child. 'tis thus with me approaching prayer, feeling father's spirit there. In quiet peace all fears are fled, heart so warmed, so fully fed, That, oh, it's just as though he'd smiled on me, his blessed, joyous child.

Carol L. Banks

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Bryan Waller Procter on dreams, quiet, and time

Touch us gently, Time! Let us glide adown thy stream Gently,-as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream.

Bryan Waller Procter (1787 - 1874)

Source: Touch us gently, Time.

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on clarity, darkness, dreams, lies, mind, nature, quiet, reality, stillness, and attachment

If, as in a dream, you see a light brighter than the sun, your remaining attachments will suddenly come to an end and the nature of reality will be revealed. Such an occurrence serves as the basis for enlightenment. But this is something only you know. You can't explain it to others. Or if, while you're walking, standing, sitting, or lying in a quiet grove, you see a light, regardless of whether it's bright or dim, don't tell others and don't focus on it. It's the light of your own nature. Of if, while you're walking, standing, sitting, or lying in the stillness and darkness of night, everything appears as though in daylight, don't be startled. It's your own mind about to reveal itself. Or if, while you're dreaming at night, you see the moon and stars in all their clarity, it means the workings of your mind are about to end. But don't tell others.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 33

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on men and quiet

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All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit quiet in a room alone.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Beverley Nichols on country, dance, electricity, life, luxury, quiet, silence, simplicity, speech, water, wine, and wit

Life in the country teaches one that the really stimulating things are the quiet, natural things, and the really wearisome things are the noisy, unnatural things. It is more exciting to stand still than to dance. Silence is more eloquent than speech. Water is more stimulating than wine. Fresh air is more intoxicating than cigarette smoke. Sunlight is more subtle than electric light. The scent of grass is more luxurious than the most expensive perfume. The slow, simple observations of the peasant are more wise than the most sparkling epigrams of the latest wit.

Beverley Nichols

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on happiness and quiet

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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A Quote by Augustus William Hare on ambition, desires, judgment, oppression, quiet, and temper

The real gentleman is one who is gentle in everything, at least in everything that depends on himself - in carriage, temper, constructions, aims, desires. He is mild, calm, quiet, even temperate - not hasty in judgment, not exorbitant in ambition, not overbearing, not proud, not rapacious, not oppressive.

Augustus Hare (1792 - 1834)

Source: Guesses At Truth, 1827.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on difficulty and quiet

If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him. It is difficult to keep quiet if you have nothing to do.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on day, poetry, prayer, quiet, and writing

Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer.

Anne Lindbergh (1906 -)

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A Quote by Ann Landers on compromise, confidence, contentment, day, friendship, future, goals, good, hope, life, love, past, perfection, problems, quiet, sharing, present, and understanding

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyaltly through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it does not brood over the past. It's the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don't have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.

Ann Landers (1918 -)

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