Quotes About Calmness

Quotes tagged as "calmness" (showing 1-30 of 120)
Oscar Wilde
“How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless."

"Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

"I say it’s perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Jess C. Scott
“Be patient. Your skin took a while to deteriorate. Give it some time to reflect a calmer inner state. As one of my friends states on his Facebook profile: "The true Losers in Life, are not those who Try and Fail, but those who Fail to Try.”
Jess C. Scott, Clear: A Guide to Treating Acne Naturally

Hermann Hesse
“Thus Gotama [Buddha] walked toward the town to gather alms, and the two samanas recognized him solely by the perfection of his repose, by the calmness of his figure, in which there was no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Stephen Richards
“When you reach a calm and quiet meditative state, that is when you can hear the sound of silence.”
Stephen Richards, The Ultimate Cosmic Ordering Meditation

J.G. Holland
“Calmness is the cradle of power.”
J.G. Holland

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Anything that comes your way by force was not meant for you. Everything that locates you on it's own was yours and will be yours forever.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

“True prayer is the silent meditation of the soul and communion to its Divine source. Not the mechanical chanting of words. Not the outward begging for alms and mercy. It's the language of spiritual awareness and oneness to the creative power of ones consciousness. Letting go of our selfish desires and ego. It's more of like a resting period for the physical body and let the spirit re-charge, re-connect with the Absolute and download much needed calmness for our restless and haggard spirit.”
Nikki Firefly

Debasish Mridha
“You will not be able to find outer calmness if your heart is carrying a storm.”
Debasish Mridha

Matt Haig
“The key to happiness - or that even more desired thing, calmness - lies not in always thinking happy thoughts. No. That is impossible. No mind on earth with any kind of intelligence could spend a lifetime enjoying only happy thoughts. They key is in accepting your thoughts, all of them, even the bad ones. Accept thoughts, but don't become them.
Understand, for instance, that having a sad thought, even having a continual succession of sad thoughts, is not the same as being a sad person.”
Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

Dalai Lama XIV
“[Through practice] we can get to the point where some disturbance may occur but the negative effects on our mind remain on the surface, like the waves that may ripple on the surface of an ocean but don’t have much effect deep down.”
Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

Israelmore Ayivor
“Stay at peace with everyone you meet and hold no grudge with anyone for any reason.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

“Knowledge is courage; understanding brings calmness and humility”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Faith is the blind heart that sees better than an opened eye”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Balroop Singh
“Our mind stops racing when we take a nature walk or just look at the clouds that disintegrate at the horizon.”
Balroop Singh

Connie Kerbs
“The best antidote to the furtive poison of anger, fear, anxiety, or any of our destructive, unwieldy passions, is just gratitude. And not the grandiose, boisterous or especially obvious kind. It is not necessarily the verbose or expressive kind. It's often the full immersion, a kind of deep submersion even, into a pool of awareness. This penitent affect distills within us surreal realizations; it is a focus, tinged with layers of deep remorse and the profound beauty of newfound appreciation that washes over us about the simplest things we have slipped into, or suddenly become aware of our own complacency over. This cooling antidote instantly soothes any veins swollen with the heat of pride, or stopped up with pearls of finely polished self-pity. This all comes about with a balm of humility that is simultaneously soothing and jolting to all of our senses at the same time. It is a cocktail both sedative and stimulant in the same, finite instant. It often occurs as we are halted dead in our tracks by a thing so extraordinary and breathtakingly natural, even luscious in its simplicity and unusually ordinary existence; often something we have been blatantly negligent of noticing as we routinely trudge past it in our self-absorbed haze. These are akin to the emotions one might feel as they finally notice the well-established antique rose garden, in full bloom; the same one they have walked by for years on their way to somewhere - but never noticed before. This is the feeling we get when our aging parent suddenly, in one moment, is 87 in our mind's eye - and not the steady 57, or eternal 37 we have determinedly seen our so loved one to be, out of purely wishful thinking born of the denial that only the truest love and devotion can begin to nurture - for the better of many decades.”
Connie Kerbs, Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

Jonas Jonasson
“- Zniszczę kapitalizm! Słyszysz? Zniszczę każdego jednego kapitalistę! A zacznę od ciebie, psie, jak nam nie pomożesz z bombą!
- Myślałem nad jedną rzeczą - powiedział Allan.
- Jaką? - spytał Stalin ze złością.
- Że może wziąłbyś i zgolił te wąsy?”
Jonas Jonasson, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Lailah Gifty Akita
“It is better to remain silence than to speak rudely when being provoked.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Why are we afraid of the silence that ensues after our death? Wasn’t it the same silence we endured before birth? Isn’t it the same silence we revel in when we are completely immersed in the present moment? Let us not be afraid.”
Kamand Kojouri

“your silence -,my conversation”

Debasish Mridha
“Never let anyone steal your passion and calmness without your permission.”
Debasish Mridha

Janny Scott
“As it was, she gave him the single most important gift a parent can give—“a sense of unconditional love that was big enough that, with all the surface disturbances of our lives, it sustained me, entirely.” People wonder about his calm and even-keeled manner, the [P]resident observed. He credited the temperament he was born with and the fact that “from a very early age, I always felt I was loved and that my mother thought I was special.”
Janny Scott, A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

“Whenever you are angry, take a beautiful object in your house and smash it to pieces. The pity you feel for what you have done is silly compared to what you are doing to your mind: taking a sacred moment to be alive and desecrating it by being angry.”
Kamand Kojouri

“You must have hope in a better future and have faith in this hope. But then you must forget your hope and focus on this moment now.”
Kamand Kojouri

Hubert Selby Jr.
“Yes, he could walk forever. He could so easily continue to walk and all thoughts of death would fall away, absorbed by the silent snow.
And then he heard it, very faintly at first, but distinct just the same. He heard the snow falling gently through the air, each flake sounded distinctly different, yet just as each fell unhindered by another, so their sound did not clash or interfere with each other, but blended into a snow song that he knew very few had ever heard. And that song became louder, though always gentle, as he continued to be absorbed by the light, to become one with the light... and now there weren’t any feet to leave prints, or a body or eyes to glow, but just light and sound and pure joy, pure eternal joy. No past, no future, no, not even a present, just ever new joy where there wasn’t even a memory of pain or struggle or sorrow... just ever new joy...”
Hubert Selby Jr., Song of the Silent Snow

Ferreira de Castro
“Não há nada que nos pareça tão inútil como as nossas cóleras, quando as evocamos tempos depois.”
Ferreira de Castro, A Missão

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