A Quote by Teodomila on clarity and serenity

Clarity Brings Serenity (TM)


Contributed by: Teodomila

A Quote by Marianne Williamson on child of god, glorious, joy, serenity, and love

I am a glorious child of God. I am joyful, serene, positive, and loving.

Marianne Williamson

Source: Woman's Worth, Pages: 52

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on dove, serenity, loss, being, abyss, infinite, rilke, mitchell, and erika

Dove that ventured outside,        flying far from the dovecote:
housed and protected again,     one with the day, the night,
knows what serenity is,              for she has felt her wings
pass through all distance and fear       in the course of her wanderings.

The doves that remained at home,     never exposed to loss,
innocent and secure,               cannot know tenderness;
only the won-back heart              can ever be satisfied: free,
through all it has given up,                to rejoice in its mastery. 

Being arches itself                 over the vast abyss.
Ah the ball that we dared,     that we hurled into infinite space,
Doesn’t it fill our hands            differently with its return:
heavier by the weight             of where it has been.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke (Modern Library) (English & German Edition)

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on unknown, peace, and serenity

You find peace by coming to terms with what you don’t know.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom:

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on pain, understanding, daily miracles, heart, serenity, grief, and seasons

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Contributed by: Darren

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on equanimity, harmony, emotions, and serenity

When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it. (6:11)

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas), Pages: 6:11

Contributed by: Bruce

A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and serenity

 "We are average Americans.  All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social and religious backgrounds.  We are people who normally would not mix.  But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, "There is a Solution", p. 17.

Contributed by: Zink

A Quote by unknown on firefly, serenity, mal, kaylee, and monkeys space

Mal: "And Kaylee, what the hell's goin' on in the engine room? Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?"



Contributed by: BrowncoatsinSerenity

A Quote by Martha Stewart on dream, success, serenity, and american dream

For me, an American Dream, if you read Theodore Dreiser, or you read other people who have written about what they consider the American Dream, it always has to do with monetary success, or poor boy makes good, or that kind of thing. To me that's not what it's all about. It's about, actually, when you get to be my age, having kind of a serenity about your life, and a good feeling about what you have done and what you can still do.

And also, believing all the time that there is the freedom to do what you want to do. The ability, in your walking existence, to go out your front door and not be obstructed in any way. But there are always limitations, and there are limitations that are set by geographical boundaries, territorial boundaries, political boundaries that you have to live with and you have to understand those.

We're not so free that we don't have to listen to rules, and laws, and regulations. Those are important. But the spirit, the freedom of the spirit, that's what I think of American Dream, that we are free here to do what we want to do, what we set out to do.

Martha Stewart

Source: Academy of Achievement: Martha Stewart Interview:

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Washington Irving on fishing, serenity, and angling

There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

Contributed by: Jayner

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