A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on nature, serenity, and thoreau

"To him whom contemplates a trait of natural beauty, no harm nor despair can come.  The doctrines of despair, spiritual or political servitude, were never taught by those who shared the serenity of Nature.  For each phase of Nature, though not invisible, is yet not too distinct or obtrusive.  It is there to be found when we look for it, but not too demanding of our attention."

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by unknown on death, god, serenity, and afterlife


When I consider the hour that will come

In which my spirit will be one with God,

It is then that my joy will be complete;

It is then that I will see the whole creation.

All of its secrets will be revealed to me

And my knowledge will be prefect:

The galaxies will be at arm's distance,

I will touch the stars with my bare hands;

The beauty of every flower, mountain and valley

No longer will be a secret,

And every creature will reveal to me

The immense, awe-inspiring world

Created by God's loving hand.

And as I stroll on the bottom of the oceans,

Ride a comet through a million stars,

Or watch a flower grow,

I will look in the eyes of other angels

To meet in them the same beatitude

In which my spirit rejoices.


Source: Spirulina's own

Contributed by: Spirulina

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on mistakes, errors, blunders, absurdities, forgiveness, and serenity

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Quotations Page (attributed)

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on divinity, content, and serenity

Take me and cast me where you will; I shall still be possessor of the divinity within me, serene and content.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, life, and serenity

Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval
and you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Nagarjuna on peace, love, divinity, dignity, meditation, buddha, serenity, calm, and joy

In peace there is profundity
from which the highest respect arises
from respect comes power and command
therefore observe peace.

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Source: Nagarjuna

Contributed by: peacebird

A Quote by unknown on serenity and freedom

Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace within the storm.


Contributed by: Bev

A Quote by Ed Kowalczyk on meditation and serenity

In a moment we lost our minds here
and lay our spirits down.
Today we lived a thousand years,
all we have is now.

Ed Kowalczyk

Contributed by: Dan DeVille

A Quote by William Wordsworth on age and serenity

But an old age serene and bright, And lovely as a Lapland night, Shall lead thee to thy grave.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: To a Young Lady. Dear Child of Nature.

Contributed by: Zaady

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