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"A man in business must put up many affronts if he loves his own quiet." - William Penn

"I hate rude behavior in a man,' he explained in his quiet, unassuming drawl. 'I won't tolerate it.' He politely tipped his hat, and rode away." - Larry Mcmurtry

"Man is naturally more desirous of a quiet and approving, than of a vigilant and tender conscience-more desirous of security than of safety." - Richard Whately

"You had lots of visitors, but they were all quiet." "Oh real funny. Tease the blind man." ~Trella to Logan, pg. 114-115" - Maria V. Snyder

"They sell courage of a sort in the taverns. And another sort, though not for sale, a man can find in the confessional. Try the alehouses and the churches, Hugh. In either a man can be quiet and think." - Ellis Peters

"The non-action of the wise man is not inaction. It is not studied. It is not shaken by anything. The sage is quiet because he is not moved, not because he wills to be quiet. . . . Joy does all things without concern. For emptiness, stillness, tranquillity, tastelessness, silence, and non-action are the root of all things." - Zhuangzi

"Quiet cunning bested boastful brawn" - Walter Kirn

"True bravery is quiet, undemonstrative." - Philip Sidney

"Take time to be quiet." - Zig Ziglar

"But the touch or company of any man whatsoever stirreth up their heat, which in their solitude was hushed and quiet, and lay as cinders raked up in ashes." - Michel De Montaigne

"I dream of a quiet man / who explains nothing and defends nothing, but only knows / where the rarest wildflowers / are blooming, and who goes, / and finds that he is smiling / not by his own will." - Wendell Berry

"I could not rest, Watson, I could not sit quiet in my chair, if I thought that such a man as Professor Moriarty were walking the streets of London unchallenged." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"The man who spends his time choosing one resort after another in a hunt for peace and quiet will in every place he visits find something to prevent him from relaxing." - Seneca the Younger

"A kung fu man lives without being dependant on the opinions of others, and a master, unlike the beginner, holds himself in reserve. He is quiet and unassuming, with no desire to show off." - Bruce Lee

"I am a quiet man who grows through adversity." - Jose Maria Aznar

"Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man." - Iain Duncan Smith

"He was a quiet man, Eric Cantona, but he was a man of few words..." - David Beckham

"A quiet conscience makes one so serene." - Lord Byron

"What is a home without children? Quiet." - Henny Youngman

"No loose fish enters our quiet bay." - Gertrude Atherton

"If you can't keep quiet, shut up!" - Gregory Ratoff

"Quiet people have the loudest minds." - Stephen Hawking

"I'd rather not sing than sing quiet." - Janis Joplin

"He has the gift of quiet." - John Le Carre

"Dead ... might not be quiet at all." - Chris Bohjalian

"Quiet and incredible. I really envy that." - Sarah Dessen

"Follow effective action with quiet reflection." - Peter Drucker

"Peace and quiet govern the world." - Laozi

"There is real comfort in being quiet." - Justina Chen

"Happiness is the quiet lull between problems." - Paul Reiser

"Everything was quiet, a strange sort of quiet that felt like an unfinished sentence." - Sarah Addison Allen

"When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality." - Samuel Johnson

"A man must not stop listening any more than praying when he rises from his knees. No one questions the need of times of formal address to God, but few admit in any practical way the need of quiet waiting upon God, gazing into His face, feeling for His hand, listening for His voice." - Charles Brent

"Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction." - Tryon Edwards

"No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet." - Patrick Rothfuss

"One of the saddest sights of the slums is to see the thrifty wife of the working man, with her rosy brood of children, used to country air and sunshine, used to space, privacy, good surroundings, cleanliness, quiet, shut up amid the noise and dirt and confusion, in the gloom of the slum." - Albion Fellows Bacon

"Linnaeus, setting out for Lapland, surveys his "comb" and "spare shirt," "leathern breeches" and "gauze cap to keep off gnats," with as much complacency as Bonaparte a park of artillery for the Russian campaign. The quiet bravery of the man is admirable." - Henry David Thoreau

"Sympathy is the first great lesson which man should learn. It will be ill for him if he proceeds no farther; if his emotions are but excited to roll back on his heart, and to be fostered in luxurious quiet. But unless he learns to feel for things in which he has no personal interest, he can achieve nothing generous or noble." - Thomas Noon Talfourd

"For this quiet, unprepossessing, passive man who has no garden in front of his subsidised flat, books are like flowers. He loves to line them up on the shelf in multicoloured rows: he watches over each of them with an old-fashioned gardener's delight, holds them like fragile objects in his thin, bloodless hands." - Stefan Zweig

"An idle man has a constant tendency to torpidity. He has adopted the Indian maxim that it is better to walk than to run, and better to stand than to walk, and better to sit than to stand, and better to lie than to sit. He hugs himself into the notion, that God calls him to be quiet." - Richard Cecil

"Every calm and quiet place is the true temple of the wise man!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Use three Physicians, Still-first Dr. Quiet, Next Dr. Merry-man And Dr. Dyet." - Anonymous

"When a quiet man is moved to passion, it seems the very earth will shake." - Francine Mathews

"When a quiet man is moved to passion, it seems the very earth will shake." - Stephanie Barron

"The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water." - Proverbs

"Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph." - Iris Murdoch

"When you meditate you have to try to quiet and calm the mind. There should be no thought within the mind. Right now you feel that if you can cherish twenty ideas at a time, then you are the wisest man on earth. The more thoughts that enter into our minds, the more clever we feel we are. But in the spiritual life it is not like that. If consciously we can make the mind calm and quiet, we feel that a new creation dawns inside us." - Sri Chinmoy

"I've married a man who owns nine cows," said Jinjur to Ozma, "and now I am happy and contented and willing to lead a quiet life and mind my own business." "Where is your husband?" asked Ozma. "He is in the house, nursing a black eye," replied Jinjur, calmly. "The foolish man would insist upon milking the red cow when I wanted him to milk the white one; but he will know better next time, I am sure." - L Frank Baum

"If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet." - Joel Osteen

"Conscience: that quiet voice which whispers that someone is watching." - Julian Tuwim

"When children stand quiet, they have done some ill." - George Herbert

"For people who like peace and quiet: a phoneless cord." - Dave Barry

"The noisy vacancy of youth, the quiet vacancy of age." - Mason Cooley

"In my quiet, I was working something out." - Keanu Reeves

"Use ? meditation as a tool to get quiet." - Sonia Choquette

"Quiet is might. Solitude is strength. Introversion is power." - Laurie Helgoe

"When I'm drawing a picture, I feel...quiet inside." - Katherine Applegate

"A quiet fool can go undiscovered for a long time." - Mason Cooley

"Let the weary at length possess quiet rest." - Seneca the Younger

"I can't imagine Revolution being quiet, unassuming, or bashful" - Immortal Technique

"Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way." - Roger Waters

"I ain't quiet.. everybody else is too loud." - John Entwistle

"Some of the most powerful times are when we're quiet" - Michael W Smith

"Peace and quiet are preferred. Victory should not be praised." - Laozi

"The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil." - Albert Schweitzer

"A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind." - Deepak Chopra

"A late lark twitters from the quiet skies." - William Ernest Henley

"Here at the quiet limit of the world." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"When you are crazy you learn to keep quiet." - Philip K Dick

"Be quiet in your mind, quiet in your senses, and also quiet in your body. Then, when all these are quiet, don't do anything. In that state truth will reveal itself to you." - Kabir

"To go beyond you need alert immobility, quiet attention." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Money can't buy happiness, but it does quiet the nerves." - Joe Louis

"I'm quiet." - Terry Bradshaw

"War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune." - Walter Raleigh

"Mama says it's okay to be on the quiet side-if quiet means you're listening, watching, taking it all in." - Jacqueline Woodson

"Perfect ignorance is quiet, perfect knowledge is quiet; not so the transition from the former to the latter." - Thomas Carlyle

"I have had the accomplishment of something like this at heart ever since I was a boy.... So I feel tonight like the man who is lodging happily in the inn which lies half way along the journey and that in time, with a fresh impulse, we shall go the rest of the journey and sleep at the journey's end like men with a quiet conscience." - Woodrow Wilson

"All that Syrio Forel had taught her went racing through her head. Swift as a deer. Quiet as shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Strong as a bear. Fierce as a wolverine. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Then man who fears losing has already lost. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords." - George R R Martin

"...the grace of the Spirit takes possession of the quiet soul, and gives it a taste of the unspeakable good things to come, which no passionate and negligent eye has seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of such a man (cf. I Cor. 2:9). This taste is the earnest of these good things, and the heart which accepts these pledges becomes spiritual and receives assurance of its salvation." - Gregory Palamas

"So long as the bee is outside the petals of the lily, and has not tasted the sweetness of its honey, it hovers around the flower emitting the buzzing sound; but when it is inside the flower, it noiselessly drinks the nectar. So long as a man quarrels and disputes about doctrines and dogmas, he has not tasted the nectar of true faith; when he has tasted it, he becomes quiet and full of peace." - Ramakrishna

"The quiet and solitary man apprehends the inscrutable. He seeks nothing, holds to the mean, and remains free from entanglements." - I Ching

"Every man must take time daily for quiet and meditation. In daily meditation lies the secret of power." - H. Emilie Cady

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

"Anythin' for a quiet life, as the man said wen he took the sitivation at the lighthouse." - Charles Dickens

"As a young man, I was very introverted and quiet, but with a lot of intensity and feelings." - Om Puri

"The superior man is quiet and calm, waiting for the appointments of heaven, while the mean man walks in dangerous paths, looking for lucky occurrences." - Confucius

"Now listen, we need to be quiet as mice. No, quieter than that. As quiet as...as..." "Dead mice?" Reynie suggested. "Perfect," said Kate with an approving nod. "As quiet as dead mice." - Trenton Lee Stewart

"To create you must quiet your mind. You need a quiet mind so that ideas will have a chance of connecting." - Eric Maisel

"So let the mind flow like water. Face life with a calm and quiet mind and everything in life will be calm and quiet." - Thich Thien-An

"It is only in a very quiet mind that great things are born; and a quiet mind does not come about through effort, through control, through discipline." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"To be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside. A high degree of alertness is required. Be still. Look. Listen. Be present." - Eckhart Tolle

"'I believe, Mr. Snitchey,' said Alfred, 'there are quiet victories and struggles, great sacrifices of self, and noble acts of heroism, in it - even in many of its apparent lightnesses and contradictions - not the less difficult to achieve, because they have no earthly chronicle or audience - done every day in nooks and corners, and in little households, and in men's and women's hearts - any one of which might reconcile the sternest man to such a world, and fill him with belief and hope in it..." - Charles Dickens

"I was an infant when my mother went To see an atheist burned. She took me there. The dark-robed priests were met around the pile; The multitude was gazing silently; And as the culprit passed with dauntless mien, Tempered disdain in his unaltering eye, Mixed with a quiet smile, shone calmly forth; The thirsty fire crept round his manly limbs; His resolute eyes were scorched to blindness soon; His death-pang rent my heart! the insensate mob Uttered a cry of triumph, and I wept. Weep not, child! cried my mother, for that man Has said, 'There is no God.'" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Navajo infants get so attached to cradleboard that they cry to be tied into it. Kikuyu infants in Kenya get handed around several"mothers," all wives to one man. . . . Mothers in rural Guatemala keep their infants quiet, in dark huts. Middle-class American mothers talk a blue streak at them. Israeli kibbutz mothers give them over to a communal caretaker . . . Japanese mothers sleep with them. . . . All these tactics are compatible with normal health-physical and mental-and development in infancy. So one lesson for parents so far seems to be: Let a hundred flowers bloom." - Melvin Konner

"I think what's surprised me most about the club is to feel that wherever you go, even when you go on holiday to a quiet place, you always find Man Utd supporters. It's something that you do not expect in some countries, yet we have them all around the world. Manchester United is a special and unique club because of its history. No-one has won as many trophies as we have in the English league. That history is something that you cannot buy. I think this club has a lot of great history and I feel very proud to be part of it." - Juan Mata

"Even in such a time of madness as the late twenties, a great many man in Wall Street remained quite sane. But they also remained very quiet. The sense of responsibility in the financial community for the community as a whole is not small. It is nearly nil. Perhaps this is inherent. In a community where the primary concern is making money, one of the necessary rules is to live and let live. To speak out against madness may be to ruin those who have succumbed to it. So the wise in Wall Street are nearly always silent. The foolish thus have the field to themselves. None rebukes them." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"The wife correct " Lorelei prompted. "She makes sure her husband is treated with the proper regard and she is the one who sees after his care just like you would do a treasured pup." Annabeth frowned. "I suppose that's true." "Thank you " Lorelei said. "Now if you wish to train a man to listen to you you never shout you whisper. They take extra special care to listen to a quiet tone while they automatically shut out loud ones. And just like you would a dog when he comes at your bidding you reward him. That way he'll always come instead of ignoring you or putting you off." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Man is naturally more desirous of a quiet and approving, than of a vigilant and tender conscience - more desirous of security than of safety." - Richard Whately

"[Librarians] are subversive. You think they're just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything. They're like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn't mess with them." - Michael Moore

"A man must be of a very quiet and happy nature, who can long endure the country; and, moreover, very well contented with his own insignificant person." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"On quiet nights, when I'm alone, I like to run our wedding video backwards, just to watch myself walk out of the church a free man." - Jim Davidson

"A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized prayer is listening." - Soren Kierkegaard

"[The lion] began to contemplate me with a kind of quiet premeditation, like that of a slow-witted man fondling an unaccustomed thought." - Beryl Markham

"You know Beyonce, man. She's very quiet about how she does things. She doesn't like to let everybody know what she's about to do." - Bryce Wilson

"Woody Allen sets are very quiet. Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn't do anything except just stand there." - F Murray Abraham

"I find something fascinating about the quiet man in the background who has no desire to be the center of attention." - Christian Bale

"A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking." - Malcolm De Chazal

"I got to know Sterling Hayden fairly well. He was a quiet man, who got more complicated as the years went on." - Marie Windsor

"If you give up your quiet life, the bow of Cupid will lose its power." - Ovid

"Is ditchwater dull? Naturalists with microscopes have told me that it teems with quiet fun." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak." - Francois Fenelon

"I'm off for a quiet pint - followed by fifteen noisy ones." - Gareth Chilcott

"When I am designing, my aim is to create tension and then gradually proceed into quiet." - Jacques Wirtz

"Science lives only in quiet places, and with odd people, mostly poor." - John Ruskin

"Love is all the small moments. It is what fills the quiet." - Jessica Shirvington

"If people would only talk about what they understood, Earth would be a very quiet place." - Albert Einstein

"I'm just tired; I just want the world to be quiet for a bit." - Matthew Healy

"So absolute, it is no other than happiness itself, a breathing too quiet to hear." - Denise Levertov

"Few things are hidden from a quiet child with good eyesight." - Terry Pratchett

"...nothing is creepier than a bunch of adults being very quiet." - Tina Fey

"Both of us were quiet with the recognition that something was ending, and something was beginning." - Lisa Kleypas

"Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body." - Deepak Chopra

"The silence of the mountain is even more beautiful once the birds are quiet." - Taisen Deshimaru

"It's dark already and I'm out here again, talking, telling the story to the quiet night." - Tim Winton

"I cannot keep quiet even when I am a lone voice." - Mahathir Mohamad

"A little amateur painting in water colors shows the innocent and the quiet mind." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"He's quiet then. We lie next to each other, twin corpses waiting for burial." - Holly Black

"He had never expected death to be this quiet, this secretive, this easy." - Anne Rice

"I've always liked libraries. They're quiet and full of books and full of knowledge." - Haruki Murakami

"Too much quiet left me depressed and consuming condiments for meals." - Tammara Webber

"When I see things, I speak my mind. But I'm a quiet leader, if anything." - Chris Copeland

"The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet." - Seneca the Younger

"When you open your heart with a quiet mind love rushes in." - Genevieve

"It's the quiet, humble guy that's not saying anything. That's the really dangerous one." - Carlos Condit

"A quiet well-behaved boy is likely to be both frightened and ambitious." - Mason Cooley

"We're disappointed because you think the neighborhood is safe, it's very quiet here." - Elizabeth Oakes Smith

"Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or a quiet conscience." - Isaiah Berlin

"A quiet mediocrity is still to be preferred before a troubled superfluity." - John Suckling

"The master action, to move forward is a form of inaction; being still and quiet." - Bryant H Mcgill

"That's why school was invented - to give your parents some peace and quiet during the day." - Michael Chabon

"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The birds are silent in the woods. / Just wait: soon enough / You will be quiet too" - Robert Hass

"Most humans think the appearance of quiet is quiet. They do not see that sometimes the enemy is as quiet as the serpent. Only when it has stolen all of their eggs will they know bad walks in the quiet as well as the noisy." - Tamora Pierce

"Not having children makes less work-but it makes a quiet house." - Susan Glaspell

"Weak people talk and do not act, strong people act and keep quiet." - Eliphas Levi

"I have listened and I have been quiet all my life. But now I will speak." - Jessica Stern

"Quarterbacks have to ask the crowd to quiet down. Pitchers never do." - Thomas Boswell

"I think there is a very quiet power in things that are not on screen" - Guillermo Del Toro

"The very attention given to finding out if the mind can be completely quiet is quietness." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Sometimes you best avoid talking by being quiet, but sometimes you best avoid talking by talking." - Karen Joy Fowler



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