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"Proceed calmly in life." - Pope Francis

"Can every anguish calmly bear." - Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

"people never write calmly but when they write indifferently." - Mary Wortley Montagu

"... for no change comes calmly over the world..." - Walter M. Miller, Jr.

"I considered calmly that I was born to write." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Observe calmly; secure our position; cope with affairs calmly; hide our capacities and bide our time; be good at maintaining a low profile; and never claim leadership." - Deng Xiaoping

"In nature things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place." - Francis Bacon

"The court does not fly off the handle. It does not shout abuse. It speaks calmly." - Janusz Korczak

"i drink caffeine" she said calmly "lot's of it gives you pep" - Ally Carter

"Muffins should always be eaten quite calmly, as it is the only way to eat them!" - Oscar Wilde

"The silent snow possessed the earth, and calmly fell our Christmas-eve." - Alfred Tennyson

"Right," Sadie said. "And Set will just stand there calmly while I read him to death." - Rick Riordan

"Raise your right palm: We do solemnly swear To stack more dough more calmly this year." - Daniel Dumile

"He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate ... can look fortune in the face." - Boethius

"To awaken, sit calmly, letting each breath clear your mind and open your heart." - Gautama Buddha

"I face my future peacefully and calmly because I know I am enough" - Louise Hay

"Your strength is how calmly, quietly and peacefully you face life." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Put your trust in God and just go calmly on your way." - Norman Vincent Peale

"She took those pills from the pill concocter, And Isabel calmly cured the doctor." - Ogden Nash

"How calmly may we commit ourselves to the hands of Him who bears up the world!" - Jean Paul

"Sometimes, we need a few people in our lives who will calmly call our bluff." - Dr. SunWolf

"They who have steeped their souls in prayer Can every anguish calmly bear." - Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

"One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them." - Oscar Wilde

"There cannot possibly be a god in heaven watching all of this calmly." - Ravi Shankar

"They want us dead,' said Bond calmly. 'So we have to stay alive." - Ian Fleming

"Let me not follow in the clamor of the world, but walk calmly in my path..." - Max Ehrmann

"They who have steeped their soul in prayer can every anguish calmly bear." - Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

"A defensive investor can always prosper by looking patiently and calmly through the wreckage of a bear market." - Benjamin Graham

"I consider calmly the question of how much evil I should need to kill off my finer feelings..." - Mary Maclane

"That beneficent harness of routine, which enables silly men to live respectably and happy men to live calmly." - George Eliot

"Prepare thy soul calmly to obey; such offering will be more acceptable to God than every other sacrifice." - Metastasio

"Start with the impossible. Proceed calmly towards the improbable. No worry, there are at least five exits." - Daniel Berrigan

"Sometimes Evil pursues the Warrior of the Light, and when it does, he calmly invites it into his tent." - Paulo Coelho

"I have learned to read the papers calmly and not to hate the fools I read about." - Edmund Wilson

"Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and unhappy men to live calmly" - George Eliot

"Preach not calmly and quietly as though you were asleep, but preach with fire and pathos and passion." - Charles Spurgeon

"Stupid speaks loudly; he makes noise like pigs! Wise man speaks calmly; he makes sound like quiet lakes!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe, And still adore the hand that gives the blow." - John Pomfret

"Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the unknowable. But there it sits nevertheless, calmly licking its chops." - H L Mencken

"Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the unknowable. But there it sits nevertheless, calmly licking its chops" - H L Mencken

"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do that with all thy might and leave the issues calmly to God." - Thomas Carlyle

"Prepare thy soul calmly to obey; such offering will be more acceptable to God than every other sacrifice." - Pietro Metastasio

"If you're really satisfied with your position on something, you just say, 'Hey;' you just very calmly present something." - Clint Eastwood

"Calmly in the precious present, be a light for love and wisdom in the window on your world." - Kevin Flynn

"Tell me, how do you cope so calmly With crazy youth's arrogant way? Indeed, youth would be insufferable, Had I myself not also been insufferable." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"No one will calmly and quietly submit to bear the cross except those who have learned to seek their happiness beyond this world." - John Calvin

"Be content with doing calmly the little which depends upon yourself, and let all else be to you as if it were not." - Francois Fenelon

"To struggle when hope is banished! To live when life's salt is gone! To dwell in a dream that's vanished- To endure, and go calmly on!" - Ben Jonson

"Success is like a lovely woman, wooed by many men, but folded in the arms of him alone who, free from over-zeal, firmly persists and calmly perseveres." - J. K. Bharavi

"I will be calmly active, actively calm. I am a prince of peace, sitting on the throne of poise, directing the kingdom of my activity." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"How well he fell asleep! Like some proud river, widening toward the sea; Calmly and grandly, silently and deep, Life joined eternity." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Sweet drop of pure and pearly light; In thee the rays of Virtue shine; More calmly clear, more mildly bright, Than any gem that gilds the mine." - Samuel Rogers

"To struggle when hope is banished! To live when life's salt is gone! To dwell in a dream's that Vanished! To endure, and go calmly on!" - Ben Jonson

"How well he fell asleepl Like some proud river, widening toward the sea; Calmly and grandly, silently and deep, Life joined eternity." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"We cannot become starched Christians, too polite, who speak of theology calmly over tea. We have to become courageous Christians and seek out those (who need help most)." - Pope Francis

"Silent companions of the lonely hour, Friends, who can alter or forsake, Who for inconstant roving have no power, And all neglect, perforce, must calmly take." - Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

"Humor is a kind of emotional chaos told about calmly and quietly in retrospect.There is always a laugh in the utterly familiar." - Max Eastman

"Pray that no sleep may seize upon your eyes, nor slumber upon your eyelids until your thoughts have seriously, calmly, and unchangably fixed." - Roger Williams

"Like some magistrate grown gray in office, Calmly he contemplates alike the just And unjust, with indifference he notes Evil and good, and knows not wrath nor pity." - Aleksandr Pushkin

"How many times had he stood calmly back there on the duckboards and listened to respectable-looking people talk about raping the hotel penguins?" - Hunter S Thompson

"The expensive delicate ship that must have seen Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky, Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on." - W H Auden

"As in nature things move violently to their place and calmly in their place, so virtue in ambition is violent, in authority settled and calm." - Francis Bacon

"It seemed fun to play a villain on stage and I wanted my jokes to be so good that I could just calmly tell them on stage." - Anthony Jeselnik

"There is no beast, no rush of fire, like woman so untamed. She calmly goes her way where even panthers would be shamed." - Aristophanes

"you are not too old and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out it's own secret" - Rainer Maria Rilke

"After we have calmly stood by and allowed monopolies to grow fat, we should not be asked to make them bloated." - John Griffin Carlisle

"This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance." - Philip K Dick

"One of the first rules of playing the power game is that all bad news must be accepted calmly, as if one already knew and didn't care." - Michael Korda

"The air grows cool and darkles, The Rhine flows calmly on; The mountain summit sparkles In the light of the setting sun." - Heinrich Heine

"Every woman who chooses - joyfully, thoughtfully, calmly, of their own free will and desire - not to have a child does womankind a massive favour in the long term." - Caitlin Moran

"Poaching white fish in moderately hot oil guarantees soft-textured flesh and allows you to prepare a sauce calmly, without the usual panic about overcooking the fish." - Yotam Ottolenghi

"No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal." - Bill Cosby

"I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Don't I have the numbers to be inducted?" - Sammy Sosa

"The attitude of the true scientist towards the real limits of human understanding was unforgettably impressed on me in early youth by the obviously unpremeditated words of a great biologist; Alfred Kuhn finished a lecture to the Austrian Academy of Science with Goethe 's words, "It is the greatest joy of the man of thought to have explored the explorable and then calmly to revere the inexplorable." After the last word he hesitated, raised his hand in repudiation and cried, above the applause, "No, not calmly, gentlemen; not calmly !" - Konrad Lorenz

"There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented ... The common man, I think, is the great protection against war." - Ernest Bevin

"Life has got to be lived - that's all there is to it. At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that 'this, too, shall pass!'" - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Jesus was never worried or perplexed. He was calmly and completely in control of every situation. He never doubted that His Father's goodness would provide everything He needed. And the Father never failed Him." - Derek Prince

"All systems of morality are based on the idea that an action has consequences that legitimize or cancel it. A mind imbued with the absurd merely judges that those consequences must be considered calmly." - Albert Camus

"Through the survival of their children, happy parents are able to think calmly, and with a very practical affection, of a world in which they are to have no direct share." - Walter Pater

"Our problem is that we assume prayer is something to master the way we master algebra or auto mechanics. But when praying, we come "underneath," where we calmly and deliberately surrender control and become incompetent." - Richard J. Foster

"Success in politics demands that you must take your people into confidence about your views and state them very clearly, very politely, very calmly, but nevertheless, state them openly." - Nelson Mandela

"I have to fix this," I told him, as clearly and calmly as I could. "If you want to help me, then help me. Don't shield me, don't protect me, don't bury me alive. Help me ." - Karen Chance

"Each time a swarm of worries invades your mind, refuse to be affected; wait calmly, while seeking the remedy. Spray the worries with the powerful chemical of your peace." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"To have peace with this peculiar life; to accept what we do not understand; to wait calmly for what awaits us, you have to be wiser than I am." - M C Escher

"Your body must be disciplined like a child, calmly but forcefully. You are, in fact, reeducating your body and as the various areas are convinced that you are serious, they will begin to obey. Your body is your child." - Richard Hittleman

"A German officer visited Picasso in his Paris studio during the Second World War. There he saw Guernica and, shocked at the modernist «chaos» of the painting, asked Picasso: «Did you do this?» Picasso calmly replied: «No, you did this!»" - Slavoj Zizek

"The power of the river is to flow wildly! The power of the lake is to think calmly! Wise man both flows like a river and thinks lake a lake!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Earth travels in the space at the speed of 108,000 kilometres per hour. When you walk calmly in a forest, you must know that you are in fact flying in the space at that crazy speed!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"It's a trick Ben taught me to help settle my Noise. You close yer eyes and as clearly and calmly as you can you tell yerself who you are, cuz that's what gets lost in all that Noise." - Patrick Ness

"Life was neither something you defended by hiding nor surrendered calmly on other people's terms, but something you lived bravely, out in the open, and that if you had to lose it, you should lose it on your own terms." - Edwidge Danticat

"Calmly he looked on either Life, and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear: From Nature's temp'rate feast rose satisfy'd, Thank'd Heaven that he had lived, and that he died." - Alexander Pope

"He who sedulously attends, pointedly asks, calmly speaks, coolly answers, and ceases when he has no more to say, is in possession of some of the best requisites of man." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of their way, but must accept their lot calmly, even if people roll a few stones upon it." - Albert Schweitzer

"I have to fix this," I told him, as clearly and calmly as I could. "If you want to help me, then help me. Do' shield me, do' protect me, do' bury me alive. Help me ." - Karen Chance

"It's a trick Ben taught me to help settle my Noise. You close yer eyes and as clearly and calmly as you can you tell yerself who you are, cuz that's what gets lost in all that Noise." - Patrick Ness

"Mad Eye' Moody on the Avada Kedavra curse: "Not nice," he said calmly. "Not pleasant. And there's no counter curse. There's no blocking it. Only one known person has ever survived it, and he's sitting right in front of me." - J K Rowling

"Don't you understand?" snarled Rincewind. "We are going over the Edge, godsdammit!" "Can't we do anything about it?" "No!" "Then I can't see the sense in panicking," said Twoflower calmly." - Terry Pratchett

"but I don't want to wear a condom because I don't feel anything," and she says calmly... glaring at me,"If you don't use one you're not going to feel anything anyway." - Bret Easton Ellis

"I believe this thought, of the possibility of death - if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong." - Lewis Carroll

"He who sedulously attends, pointedly asks, calmly speaks, coolly answers and ceases when he has no more to say is in possession of some of the best requisites of man" - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate, and set proud death beneath his feet, can look fortune in the face, unbending both to good and bad; his countenance unconquered." - Boethius

"Know'st thou yesterday, its aim and reason? Work'st thou will today for worthier things? Then calmly wait the morrow's hidden season, And fear thou not, what hap soe'er it brings" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Never be hurried in anything. Do all things calmly and in a spirit of repose. Do not lose your inward peace even if everything seems to be going wrong. What is anything in life compared to peace of soul?" - Saint Francis De Sales

"I had no more need of God than He had of me, and if there were one, I often said to myself, I would meet Him calmly and spit in His face." - Henry Miller

"Behold a tree. Does it not speak to us thusly: 'Don't you see that God is not working himself into a frenzy in me? I am calmly, quietly, silently pouring forth my life and bringing forth fruit. Do thou likewise.'" - Clarence Jordan

"One century's saint is the next century's heretic ... and one century's heretic is the next century's saint. It is as well to think long and calmly before affixing either name to any man." - Ellis Peters

"Would ministers preach for eternity! They would then act the part of true Christian orators, and not only calmly and cooly inform the understanding, but, by persuasive, pathetic address, endeavour to move the affections and warm the heart." - George Whitefield

"I dream of a world liberated of all diseases. Ignorance also upsets me a lot. How can one calmly look at the pictures from Rwanda and not instantly want to take action and try to ease the suffering?" - Naomi Campbell

"I've no idea when I'm going to wear it, the girl replied calmly. I only knew that I had to have it. Once I tried it on, well... She shrugged. The dress claimed me." - Isabel Wolff

"The game of football really is more cerebral than most people think. To be successful, it takes more than just strength and speed; it takes versatility, intelligence, and ability to think quickly and calmly, to adapt to every situation." - Ray Rice

"A person in danger should not try to escape at one stroke. He should first calmly hold his own, then be satisfied with small gains, which will come by creative adaptations." - I Ching

"Our microeconomic indicators are stable and it gives me reason to believe that we will calmly and steadily pass this uneasy period in our economy, which has already no doubt adapted to the current situation." - Vladimir Putin

"I think I got interested in singing without being too over-the-top. I was more calmly singing the words - which I thought had really come a long way. I thought they were worth singing clearly." - Hamilton Leithauser

"If the common soldiers of each army could just get together by a river bank and talk things over calmly, no war could possibly last as long as a week." - William March

"Let us calmly and in a manly fashion go to work, instead of dissipating our energy in unnecessary frettings and fumings. I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything he really deserves." - Swami Vivekananda

"Do any deserve liberty who are not ready to give it to others? Let us calmly go to work, instead of dissipating our energy in unnecessary fretting and fuming." - Swami Vivekananda

"Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One must eat muffins quite calmly, it is the only way to eat them." - Oscar Wilde

"It had only been my repeated experience that when you said to life calmly and firmly... 'I trust you; do what you must,' life had an uncanny way of responding to your need." - Olga Ilyin

"Qigong is a way of being. Being soft, yet strong. Qigong is a way of breathing. Breathing deeply, yet calmly. Qigong is a way of standing. Alert, yet relaxed." - Nigel Mills

"He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate, and set proud death beneath his feet, can look fortune in the face, unbending both to good and bad: his countenance unconquered he can shew." - Boethius

"He would not yield, he thought, and walk more slowly, As if he knew for certain he walked to death: But with his usual pace,-deliberate, firm, Looking about him calmly, watching the world, Taking his ease..." - Conrad Aiken

"Our time is fixed, and all our days are number'd; How long, how short, we know not:-this we know, Duty requires we calmly wait the summons, Nor dare to stir till Heaven shall give permission." - Robert Blair

"Though Mohammedanism may be the worst of all religions, as Schopenhauer asserts, who can repress a thrill of almost uncanny admiration when he sees a Mohammedan go to his death as calmly as if he were going for a walk?" - Houston Stewart Chamberlain

"A disciple said to him, I am ready, in the quest for God, to give up anything: wealth, friends, family, country, life itself. What else can a person give up? The Master calmly replied, One's beliefs about God." - Anthony De Mello

"Jesus Christ is not hurried; He calmly rules the storm, and holds the helm of this world in His hand, and it will not drift away from the course designated by the infinite authority and power of God." - David Seth Doggett

"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." - Oscar Wilde

"Our time is fixed, and all our days are number'd; How long, how short, we know not:-this we know, Duty requires we calmly wait the summons, Nor dare to stir till Heaven shall give permission." - Robert Blair

"A disciple said to him, "I am ready, in the quest for God , to give up anything: wealth, friends, family, country, life itself. What else can a person give up?" The Master calmly replied, "One's beliefs about God." - Anthony De Mello

"A child, not knowing what is extraordinary and what is commonplace, usually lights midway between the two, finds interest in incidents adults consider beneath notice, and calmly accepts the most improbable occurrences." - Gene Wolfe

"And Potomac flowed calmly, scarce heaving her breast, With her low-lying billows all bright in the west, For a charm as from God lulled the waters to rest Of the fair rolling river." - Paul Hamilton Hayne

"You just put that sword away, sir, please," said the voice of Lance-Constable Vimes. "You will not shoot me, you young idiot. That would be murder," said the captain calmly. "Not where I'm aiming, sir." - Terry Pratchett

"The phenomenon develops calmly, but it is invisible, unstoppable. One feels, one sees it born and grow steadily; and it is not in one's power to either hasten or slow it down." - Leon Foucault

"Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it." - Albert Schweitzer

"Anybody who has something sensible or worthwhile to say should be able to say it calmly and soberly, relying on the words themselves to convey his meaning, without resorting to yelling." - Richard Dawkins

"There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war." - Ernest Bevin

"I'll give you my answer calmly and sensibly, my final answer. My final answer is finally no. The answer is no! Absolutely and finally no! Finally and positively no! No! No! No! N - O!" - Abraham Polonsky

"We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day, but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress." - Viggo Mortensen

"We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side." - Tahar Ben Jelloun

"Calmly contemplating these dimensions and bringing them into the service of compassion and kindness is the right way to make rapid gains in meditation as well as in life." - Hsing Yun

"If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along; do your best and when you have to - and you will - leave, and be something else." - Peggy Noonan

"The tamer my love, the farther away it is from love. In fierceness, in heat, in longing, in risk, I find something of love's nature. In my desire for you, I burn at the right temperature to walk through love's fire. So when you ask me why I cannot love you more calmly, I answer that to love you calmly is not to love you at all." - Jeanette Winterson

"I can smell the smoke now. I can see tendrils of it comin' up between the cracks in the shrikin' floorboards. There she is, calmly taking down the framed examples of fine embroideries, samplers, and needlework from teh hallway wall and tucking them under her arm. "Mistress! Come on! You've got to leave!" She calmly turns and faces me. "Why?" she asks. "The British are coming?" "Only one, Mistress," I say" - L.A. Meyer

"How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I ca' make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless." "Well, I ca' 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

"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

"How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I ca' make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless.' 'Well, I ca' 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

"Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more on it. A strength which becomes clearer and stronger through experiences of such obstacles is the only strength that can conquer them. Resistance is only a waste of strength." - Albert Schweitzer

"It is true that we shall not be able to reach perfection, but in our struggle toward it we shall strengthen our characters and give stability to our ideas, so that, whilst ever advancing calmly in the same direction, we shall be rendered capable of applying the faculties with which we have been gifted to the best possible account." - Confucius

"When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already...What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."" - Adolf Hitler

"Small actions are at the heart of kaizen. By taking steps so tiny that they seem trivial or even laughable, you'll sail calmly past obstacles that have defeated you before. Slowly - but painlessly! - you'll cultivate an appetite for continued success and lay down a permanent new route to change." - Robert D. Maurer

"The sectaries of a persecuted religion, depressed by fear, animated with resentment, and perhaps heated by enthusiasm, are seldom in a proper temper of mind calmly to investigate, or candidly to appreciate, the motives of their enemies, which often escape the impartial and discerning view even of those who are placed at a secure distance from the flames of persecution." - Edward Gibbon



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