Quotes of serenity

  1. A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. – Luis Barragan
  2. Smiling always with a never fading serenity of countenance, and flourishing in an immortal youth. – Isaac Barrow
  3. The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity – Andre Gide
  4. What some people interpret as brooding melancholy is serenity I don't feel required to grasp all the time. – David Guterson
  5. Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. – Grenville Kleiser
  6. Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light. – Franz Liszt
  7. But I do know focusing on the exterior doesn't make me happy. If I want peace and serenity it won't be reached by getting thinner or fatter. – Elle Macpherson
  8. What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter- a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. – Henri Matisse
  9. I have learned to like myself for the first time and to have some serenity – Keith Miller
  10. Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. – Jawaharlal Nehru
  11. God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. – Reinhold Niebuhr
  12. Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came. – Adlai Stevenson
  13. Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity that nothing is. – Thomas Szasz
  14. Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium. – Paul Tsongas

Usage examples for serenity

  1. No living thing dared to affront the serenity of this cloudless sky, dared to revolt against the oppression of this glorious and cruel sunshine. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  2. But his eyes met mine with perfect serenity – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  3. However, the pure air playing round me up here, and the magnificent landscape spread beneath my feet, impart a certain serenity to my thoughts which makes me feel a contemptuous pity, both for my suspicions and the cause of them. – Madame Chrysantheme Complete by Pierre Loti Last Updated: March 4, 2009
  4. It had required resolution to put Echo and his relations with her into the background, but he accomplished even this, and he allowed no thought of possible complications to affect his mental serenity – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  5. When he got home, his mother and sisters hung about him as they always had done, and protected him in some measure from the cold serenity of the vicar. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  6. The serenity of her life- its charity, its truth, its cheerful care for others, the confidence of the young which it invited, showed in all the aspect of her. – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
  7. For she too was waiting- waiting with the serenity of one whose mind is made up as to the course her life would take. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  8. Their beauty and serenity pervaded Lenore's soul. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  9. There was serenity in an unopened letter. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  10. Other bodies lie in absolute peace and serenity – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  11. Then began for me a time of great peace and serenity – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  12. The average person who is afflicted with the erroneous ideas still so common, is doing an enormous amount of injury and bringing into the lives of the very people he loves a depression of which he little dreams, and which he can change to vivid pleasure by always thinking cheerfully of them and sending them daily thoughts of serenity and peace. – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  13. The wind began to blow, the dust began to fly, the sun began to burn; and the freshness and serenity of the morning passed. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  14. The six vessels kept within easy distance of each other, and Captain Salt, on the deck of L'Heureuse, directed their movements with a serenity that cheered even the poor men on the benches below him. – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. The end came to the old man amid comparative peace and serenity – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  16. Their persistence was exquisite now that they confronted with serenity the night. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  17. Chevalier's suffering had by this time attained the serenity of a flood tide. – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  18. I wondered as I watched him if anything ever disturbed his serenity and desired to try. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  19. Reddy got only the last of it, but that did not contribute to his serenity – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  20. This was a summons that aroused even Mrs. Galland's serenity to haste. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer