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"Calmness is always godlike." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Calmness is the graceful form of Confidence." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"It is easy to have calmness in inactivity, it is hard to have calmness in activity, but calmness in activity is true calmness." - Shunryu Suzuki

"Fearlessness presupposes calmness and peace of mind." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Nothing is so aggravating as calmness." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Nothing is so aggravating than calmness." - Oscar Wilde

"Calmness is the cradle of power." - J. G. Holland

"Calmness is the cradle of power." - Josiah Gilbert Holland

"Retire to the center of your being, which is calmness." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Calmness is the living breath of God's immortality in you." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Avoid all haste; calmness is an essential ingredient of politeness." - Alphonse Karr

"Pray with perseverance, with faith, with calmness and serenity." - Pio of Pietrelcina

"Calmness of will is a sign of grandeur." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy." - Mehmet Oz

"Chill penury weighs down the heart itself; and though it sometimes be endured with calmness, it is but the calmness of despair." - Anna Brownell Jameson

"Chill penury weighs down the heart itself; and though it sometimes be endured with calmness, it is but the calmness of despair." - Anna Jameson

"Men are always murderers, and their calmness and generosity is the calmness of a well-fed animal, that knows itself out of danger." - Leonid Andreyev

"Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Heaven does without doing through its purity, Earth does without doing through its calmness." - Zhuangzi

"What is pertinent is the calmness of that beauty, its sense of restraint." - Kazuo Ishiguro

"Yoga is bringing suppleness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life." - Amit Ray

"Vociferation and calmness of character seldom meet in the same person." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"There is a fullness and calmness there which can come only from knowing pain." - Dan Simmons

"There will be calmness, tranquility, when one is free from external objects and is not perturbed." - Bruce Lee

"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy." - Ralph Blum

"Cats are peaceful and tranquil - they bring calmness with their serene personalities." - Chris Evert

"Calmness is great advantage; he that lets Another chafe, may warm him at his fire." - George Herbert

"I've just become quite fixated on the idea of calmness and peacefulness somewhere, someday." - Ellie Goulding

"Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power." - James Allen

"The biggest thing as I have gotten older is the calmness that's come over me." - Jason Giambi

"Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength." - Edward G Bulwerlytton

"When you worry, there is static coming through your mind radio. God's song is the song of calmness. Nervousness is the static; calmness is the voice of God speaking to you through the radio of your soul." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Calmness is the criterion of spiritual progress. Plunge the purified mind into the Heart. Then the work is over." - Ramana Maharshi

"Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; [but] a creed is always sensitive." - James Anthony Froude

"The Land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India." - Swami Vivekananda

"Nothing is so aggravating as calmness. There is something positively brutal about the good temper of most modern men." - Oscar Wilde

"Power can do by gentleness that which violence fails to accomplish; and calmness best enforces the imperial mandate." - Claudian

"I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget." - Charles Hamilton Aide

"Love and a sense of calmness are the only things you need to bring to the experience of death." - Sandra Ingerman

"Excitement is not enjoyment: in calmness lies true pleasure. The most precious wines are sipped, not bolted at a swallow." - Victor Hugo

"And through the heat of conflict keeps the law In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw." - William Wordsworth

"To reach the Land of Calmness, you must pass through the Land of Storms! All heavens require hard struggling!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"And, through the heat of conflict, keeps the law In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw." - William Wordsworth

"I sit beside my lonely fire And pray for wisdom yet: For calmness to remember Or courage to forget." - Charles Hamilton Aide

"Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive." - James Anthony Froude

"When an illiterate gets angry, you'll get to understand that calmness is probably a sign of education." - Michael Bassey

"The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness." - Robert Smithson

"Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan." - Ouida

"What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless." - Ovid

"Compassion automatically brings happiness and calmness. Then, even if you receive disturbing news, it will be easier to take, as your mind is still." - Dalai Lama

"Sunday, that day so tedious to the triflers of earth, so full of beautiful reposes of calmness and strength for the earnest and heavenly minded." - Maria Jane McIntosh

"The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. [...] Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom." - James Allen

"Be patient. Life will offer you another chance as soon as you find calm within, for abundance is born out of calmness." - Leon Brown

"You will find angling to be like the virtue of humanity, which has a calmness of spirit and a world of blessing attending upon it." - Izaak Walton

"The path which we believe in is the path of love; it has all the goodness of God in it-calmness and kindness." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"To increase speed you must increase the amount of rest, peace, calmness that you can maintain. That is the secret to playing fast." - Pepe Romero

"To be world champion brings fame. The fame brings good things and bad things too. I try to take the good with calmness." - Sergio Martinez

"Thinking is, or ought to be, a coolness and a calmness; and our poor hearts throb, and our poor brains beat too much for that." - Herman Melville

"She felt the familiar calmness of an emergency, but she understood the falseness of that feeling, now that it was her life at stake." - Abraham Verghese

"Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant." - Tsukahara Bokuden

"We need to be aware of the suffering, but retain our clarity, calmness and strength so we can help transform the situation." - Nhat Hanh

"Passing too eagerly upon a provocation loses the guard and lays open the body; calmness and leisure and deliberation do the business much better." - Jeremy Collier

"I breathed and breathed and did feel some calmness enter in, though it was, as always, shot with a sense of loss. Loss and fear." - Sebastian Faulks

"In the calmness of the walk, horse and rider can find the time to think and to prepare the quality of the following trot and canter." - Nuno Oliveira

"Without living the most chaotic internal storms, you can't get the calmness of the wisdom! Wisdom is the child of the storm." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Those who possess adequate spiritual and mental resources will meet the heartaches or the happiness of each day with courage, calmness and capacity." - Henry Clausen

"My calmness is peace of heart, which reflects in the life I live. This peace of heart is the source that calms the storm." - T. B. Joshua

"Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked." - Patanjali

"Even of death Christianity has made a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan and the stoical repose of the Indian." - Ouida

"A consistent Christian may not have rapture; he has that which is much better than rapture - calmness - God's serene and perpetual presence." - Frederick William Robertson

"You will find angling to be like the virtue of humility, which has a calmness of spirit and a world of other blessings attending upon it." - Izaak Walton

"Though such the darkness of my soul, Not such the calmness there; But waves of guilt tumultuous roll 'Midst billows of despair." - Ann Eliza Bleecker

"I am never in a hurry, because I never undertake more work than I can go through with perfect calmness of spirit." - John Wesley

"The greater the level of calmness of our mind, the greater our peace of mind, the greater our ability to enjoy a happy and joyful life." - Dalai Lama

"a joy that hurts with sadness a sadness that is pleasurable a pleasure full of terror a terror that excites an excitement that calms a calmness that frightens." - Aidan Chambers

"The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom." - James Allen

"There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe." - Charles Babbage

"Happiness is a state of mind. With physical comforts if your mind is still in a state of confusion and agitation, it is not happiness. Happiness means calmness of mind." - Dalai Lama

"The Zen of doing anything is doing it with a particular concentration of mind, a calmness and simplicity of mind, that brings the experience of enlightenment and, through that experience, happiness." - Chris Prentiss

"The smallest effort to remember the Divine, or even one of its timeless truths, connects you to a calmness whose power is in that secret strength found in all things deep." - Guy Finley

"Just as a waterfall grows slower and more lightly suspended as it plunges down, so the great man of action tends to act with greater calmness than his tempestuous desires prior to the deed would lead one to expect." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Power is so characteristically calm that calmness in itself has the aspect of power, and forbearance implies strength. The orator who is known to have at his command all the weapons of invective is most formidable when most courteous." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Genius is allied to a warm and inflammable constitution; delicacy of taste, to calmness and sedateness. Hence it is common to find genius in one who is a prey to every passion." - Henry Home, Lord Kames

"I carry my flute around everywhere I go and pull it out. It actually becomes a panacea for me, for things that go on around me. It really gives me relief and calmness, tranquility." - Hubert Laws

"The goal of the Transcendental Meditation technique is the state of enlightenment. This means we experience that inner calmness, that quiet state of least excitation, even when we are dynamically busy." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"My greatest talent is calmness and being positive. I concentrate on what you can do even in the worst of times. You don't judge by last week's errors or lost opportunity." - Joe Torre

"When the friendly jailer gave Socrates the poison cup to drink, the jailer said: "Try to bear lightly what needs must be." Socrates did. He faced death with a calmness and resignation that touched the hem of divinity." - Dale Carnegie

"Nothing is more painful to the human mind than, after the feelings have been worked up by a quick succession of events, the dead calmness of inaction and certainty which follows and deprives the soul both of hope and fear." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"I love to play, I love to dance, I love to party . . . I'm a liver. I think what I need to learn is how to find the calmness, the centeredness." - Donna Karan

"What is pertinent is the calmness of beauty, its sense of restraint. It is as though the land knows of its own beauty, its own greatness, and feels no need to shout it." - Kazuo Ishiguro

"No better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; no true beauty without the signature of these graces in the very countenance." - John Ray

"Calmness of will is a sign of grandeur. The vulgar, far from hiding their will, blab their wishes. A single spark of occasion discharges the child of passions into a thousand crackers of desire." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Genius is allied to a warm and inflammable constitution; delicacy of taste, to calmness and sedateness. Hence it is common to find genius in one who is a prey to every passion." - Henry Home

"My beautiful, my own My only Venice-this is breath! Thy breeze Thine Adrian sea-breeze, how it fans my face! Thy very winds feel native to my veins, And cool them into calmness!" - Lord Byron

"There is something in the heart of man which will bend under moral suasion. There is a swift witness for truth in his bosom, which will respond to truth when it is uttered with calmness and dignity." - Angelina Grimke

"I love the tempestuousness of oceans and the calmness and solitude of lakes. Also, sensuality that drips and runs down the spine. And I'm not afraid to cry. Tears are a form of expression, and that's sexy." - David Boreanaz

"Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength." - Dalai Lama

"Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness." - Holbrook Jackson

"Stand upon the Atman, then only can we truly love the world. Take a very, very high stand; knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world." - Swami Vivekananda

"I have a big job on my hands now, there is no mistaking that, but I feel as though I have calmness within myself. (on being Manchester City manager)" - Stuart Pearce

"The thing about the intuition is that there's always a calmness to it, if it says yes to us or even if it says no. It's always very calm and a feeling of wisdom comes with it." - Echo Bodine

"I think it's a feeling like I've got it all figured out. There's nothing that can shock me anymore. There's nothing I haven't anticipated; so at that point, there is a calmness." - Tom Brady

"Everybody loves to talk about calmness and peace, whether in a family, national, or international context, but without inner peace how can we make real peace? World peace through hatred and force is impossible." - Dalai Lama

"When you encounter some problems, if you point your finger at yourself and not at others, this gives you control over yourself and calmness in a situation, where otherwise self-control becomes problematic." - Dalai Lama

"If you're going to live in the anxiety of the surface of this world, you're never going to find the depth, the source. If you want calmness, you've got to go deeper." - Agapi Stassinopoulos

"Running is many things to me: survival, calmness, euphoria, solitude. It is proof of my corporeal existence, my ability to control my movement through space if not time, and the obedience, however temporary, of my body to my will." - Audrey Niffenegger

"Stand upon the Self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand; knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world." - Swami Vivekananda

"There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are." - Bob Marley

"The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough." - Andrew Jackson

"It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention." - Pope John Xxiii

"Now is the time to show maximum responsibility. It is not the time to pay off old scores nor for sterile partisan recriminations. It is time to re-establish a climate of calmness and mutual respect." - Giorgio Napolitano

"In the mental calmness of a spiritual life, I have found that the answers to the whys in our lives are able to come to you. In my music I find the same thing." - Clarence Clemons

"He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly." - B C Forbes

"There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance." - Arthur Helps

"Affirm divine calmness and peace, and send out only thoughts of love and goodwill if you want to live in peace and harmony. Never get angry, for anger poisons your system." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"If you are sure that you are about to fail, then this strange and serene calmness can come over you or the most abject fear and panic and feeling of helplessness." - Peter Gallagher

"Calmness is a huge gift. And once you master it, you will be able to respond in a useful way to every difficult situation that decides to walk into your heart." - Geri Larkin

"Until you have the inner discipline that brings calmness of mind, external facilities and conditions will never bring the joy and happiness you seek. On the other hand, if you possess this inner quality, calmness of mind, a degree of stability within, even if you lack the various external factors that you would normally require to be happy, it will still be possible to live a happy and joyful life." - Dalai Lama

"Plunge into the world, and then, after a time, when you have suffered and enjoyed all that is in it, will renunciation come; then will calmness come. So fulfill your desire for power and everything else, and after you have fulfilled the desire, will come the time when you will know that they are all very little things; but until you have fulfilled this desire, until you have passed through that activity, it is impossible for you to come to the state of calmness, serenity, and self-surrender." - Swami Vivekananda

"It's like, imagine the ripples on top of an ocean. And I'm in a rowboat, reactively dealing with the waves and water coming into my boat. What I need to do is dive into the deeper solace, the calmness beneath the surface." - Mehmet Oz

"Meditation gives you an opportunity to come to know your invisible self. It allows you to empty yourself of the endless hyperactivity of your mind, and to attain calmness. It teaches you to be peaceful, to remove stress, to receive answers where confusion previously reigned..." - Wayne Dyer

"All the great artists of the world slowly slowly start growing a quality of feminineness, grace, elegance, exquisiteness. A certain flavor of softness, relaxedness, calmness and quietness surrounds them. They are no longer feverish. What I am teaching here is really to turn the whole world feminine." - Rajneesh

"When you have achieved a state of calmness and readiness, then you are ready to know, ready to understand in a deep way the dance between emptiness and appearance. Once you catch a glimpse of that dance, don't hang on to it. Just let it go, like your first glimpse of essence love." - Tsoknyi Rinpoche

"I pray for my nation, South Africa. As Jesus stood in the boat and commanded the storms to be calm, I stand in the midst of the storm in my nation, South Africa and I command the storm, wind and waves to be calm, in the name of Jesus! I speak calmness to my nation, South Africa, in the name of Jesus!" - T. B. Joshua

"Fighting is all about calmness and relaxation. My appearance was all an illusion. My appearance is of a mad man, but I'm really calm and collected. Even though I'm fighting, I'm calm and relaxed as possible, despite my displays, because once you get excited, you can't fight at the highest level of your ability." - Mike Tyson

"Being empowered includes developing the powerful qualities that lead human beings to cultivate wellness and healing. And those are the same qualities that enhance all relationships on earth and reduce stress (which seems to be the largest precursor to disease)-gentle ness, calmness, patience, humility, compassion, and gratitude." - Bryan Kest

"Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought." - James Allen

"When shall we see a life full of steady enthusiasm, walking straight to its aim, flying home, as that bird is now, against the wind - with the calmness and the confidence of one who knows the laws of God and can apply them?" - Florence Nightingale

"Do not let the fame come near to you! Protect your freedom! Fame must be avoided so as to breathe freely! Stay in the shadow to work comfortably! Away from the crowds, in the heart of calmness, there is wonderful peace of mind that no fame can ever give you!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I cannot here avoid giving my most decided sufferage in favour of the moral qualities of maniacs. I have no where met, excepting in romances, with fonder husbands, more affectionate parents, more impassioned . . . than in the lunatic asylum, during their intervals of calmness and reason." - Philippe Pinel

"The saying goes, 'The sage rests, truly rests and is at ease.' This manifests itself in calmness and detachment, so that worries and distress cannot affect him, nothing unpleasant can disturb him, his Virtue is complete and his spirit is not stirred up." - Zhuangzi

"It is my dream to create an art which is filled with balance, purity and calmness, freed from a subject matter that is disconcerting or too attention-seeking. In my paintings, I wish to create a spiritual remedy, similar to a comfortable armchair which provides rest from physical expectation for the spiritually working, the businessman as well as the artist." - Henri Matisse

"Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"If you are mindful of death, it will not come as a surprise-you will not be anxious. You will feel that death is merely like changing clothes. Consequently, at that point you will be able to maintain your calmness of mind." - Dalai Lama

"Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable. Without calmness, the mirror of mindfulness will have an agitated and choppy surface and will not be able to reflect things with any accuracy." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Ye do well to remember that habitual affectionate communion with God, asking Him for all good which is needed, praising Him for all that is received, and trusting Him for future supplies, prevents anxious cares, inspires peace, calmness and composure, and furnishes a delight surpassing all finite comprehension." - John Aughey

"You can have calmness of mind at all times by the practice of yoga. You can have restful sleep. You can have increased energy, vigour, vitality, longevity, and a high standard of health. You can turn out efficient work within a short space of time. You can have success in every walk of life." - Sivananda

"And there is the matter of abortion. We must with calmness and resolve help the vast majority of our fellow Americans understand that the more than 112 million abortions performed in America in 1980 amount to a great moral evil, an assault on the sacredness of human life." - Ronald Reagan

"Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride." - Gautama Buddha

"All the holy words you read and all the holy words you speak are as nothing if you do not act upon them. Even if you read little and say little but live the right way, forsaking craving, hatred and delusion, you will know the truth and find calmness and will show others the path." - Gautama Buddha

"The calm man is not the man who is dull. You must not mistake Sattva for dullness or laziness. The calm man is the one who has control over the mind waves. Activity is the manifestation of inferior strength, calmness, of the superior." - Swami Vivekananda

"Today I will focus on a peaceful pace, rather than a harried one. I will keep moving forward gently, not frantically. I will let go of my need to be anxious and upset and will replace these feelings with calmness and harmony." - Melody Beattie

"Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum." - Vincent Van Gogh

"All the holy words you read and all the holy words you speak are as nothing if you do not act upon them. Even if you read little and say little but live the right way, forsaking craving, hatred and delusion, you will know the truth and find calmness and will show others the path." - Gautama Buddha

"I've come to some balance now and calmness. If anything happened to me and I got hit by a bus - I hope this doesn't happen, but if something happened - my body of work is something I could rest on. I don't feel, "Oh God, I have to hurry up . . ."" - Sandra Cisneros

"I know when I've been surfing I've got a sense of level of calmness to me, and when I hit the ocean, even in its presence, at the shore, and especially by a powerful surf, I've been put in my place as a person." - Nick Carroll

"Rejoicing refers to moderation of spirit when the mind keeps itself in calmness under adversity and does not give indulgence to grief. Constant praying is the way of 'rejoicing perpetually', for by this means we ask from God alleviation in connection with all our distresses." - John Calvin

"The moment before I jump is filled with anxiety and what-ifs. But then as soon as I enter the air, I'm filled with this calmness and that's the main attraction to it. That's why I do these death-consequence pursuits or arts." - Dean Potter



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