"I took a walk, Suddenly I stood still, filled with the realization that I had no body or mind. All I could see was one great illuminating Whole - omnipresent, perfect, lucid and serene." Hanshan. IMG
"Serene will be our days, and bright and happy will our nature be, when love is an unerring light, and joy its own security." William Wordsworth. IMG
"I am a glorious child of God. I am joyful, serene, positive, and loving." Marianne Williamson. IMG
"I feel beautiful when I'm at peace with myself." Elle Macpherson. IMG
"In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality." Nhat Hanh. IMG
"A certain simplicity of thought is common to serene souls at both ends of the social scale." Joseph Conrad. IMG
"Calm and serene The sound of a cicada Penetrates the rock." Matsuo Basho. IMG
"autumn days have a holiness that spring lacks ... They are like old serene saints for whom death has lost its terror." Elizabeth Goudge. IMG
"I actually felt calmer and more serene when we got up to the tower that I think I ever have. We had literally done everything we could to prepare." Roseline Filion. IMG
"If our hours were all serene, we might probably take almost as little note of them as the dial does of those that are clouded." William Hazlitt. IMG
"If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be until the looting started." Jack Handey. IMG
"Without question, purity is beautiful. We're not talking about repression or prudishness, but about having a confident and serene sense of your dignity and worth." Jason Evert. IMG
"Invite Divine Order into your life today and a more serene tomorrow will unfold." Sarah Ban Breathnach. IMG
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement." Ajahn Chah. IMG
"The mind should turn into a serene and stormless lake, where is reflected the complete panorama of the starry sky." Samael Aun Weor. IMG
"In this silent, serene wilderness the weary can gain a heart-bath in perfect peace." John Muir. IMG
"Why did I allow myself to be bored ever in the past and to compensate for it got high or drunk or rages or all the tricks people have because they want anything but serene understanding of just what there is, which is after all so much." Jack Kerouac. IMG
"Higher yet and higher out of clouds and night, nearer yet and nearer rising to the light - light, serene and holy where my soul may rest, purified and lowly, sanctified and blest." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. IMG
"I hadn't made that movie before and when I ever met the real Joy Mangano, which happened because De Niro insisted we meet her and her father, that's what she felt like to us. She impressed us with her quiet, serene authority with herself" David O Russell. IMG
"Her court was pure, her life serene; God gave her peace; her land reposed; A thousand claims to reverence closed..." Alfred Lord Tennyson. IMG
"The star of the unconquered will, He rises in my breast, Serene, and resolute, and still, And calm, and self-possessed." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. IMG
"There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations." Washington Irving. IMG
"Life is a pressure cooker and whether you remain serene or become stressed-out depends on how you handle that pressure." Kevin Leman. IMG
"Pain is not love. Love flowers; love gives without taking; love is serene and calm." Erica Jong. IMG
"Whatever may happen the sun will rise tomorrow as it rose to-day, beneficent and serene." Paul Gauguin. IMG
"Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear." Thomas Gray. IMG
"Great music is in a sense serene; it is certain of the values it asserts." Rebecca West. IMG
"Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age." Florida Scott-Maxwell. IMG
"Know, then, whatever cheerful and serene supports the mind supports the body too." John Armstrong. IMG
"Because truth is exceedingly subtle and serene, the bliss of the Self can manifest only in a mind rendered subtle and steady by assiduous meditation." Ramana Maharshi. IMG
"Thank God for poverty That makes and keeps us free And lets us go our unobtrusive way, Glad of the sun and rain, Upright, serene, humane, Contented with the fortune of a day." Bliss Carman. IMG
"serene illumination, or just sitting, is not a technique, or a means to some resulting higher state of consciousness, or any particular state of being. Just sitting, one simply meets the immediate present. Desiring some flashy experience, or anything more or other than 'this' is mere worldly vanity and craving." John Daido Loori. IMG
"One half of my head, from the top of my skull to the cleft of my jaw, hammers, bangs, sizzles while the other half, serene and content, looks on at the agony next door." Rudyard Kipling. IMG
"We thank Him less by words than by the serene happiness of silent acceptance. It is our emptiness in the presence of His reality, our silence in the presence of His infinitely rich silence, our joy in the bosom of the serene darkness in which His light holds us absorbed, it is all this that praises Him." Thomas Merton. IMG
"What I admire most in any man is a serene spirit, a steady freedom from moral indignation, and all-embracing tolerance-in brief,what is commonly called sportsmanship." H L Mencken. IMG
"True joy is a serene and sober motion; and they are miserably out so that take laughing for rejoicing; the seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolutions of a brave mind." Seneca the Younger. IMG
"To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is. A pessimistic attitude can never create the calm and serene smile which blossoms on the lips of Bodhisattvas and all those who obtain the way." Nhat Hanh. IMG
"People in Parliament occupy themselves with private animosities and petty quarrels, and think little of the national interest. It is impossible to credit the serene indifference with which they consider events outside their own country." William III of England. IMG
"Two thousand summers have imparted to the monuments of Grecian literature, as to her marbles, only a maturer golden and autumnal tint, for they have carried their own serene and celestial atmosphere into all lands to protect them against the corrosion of time." Henry David Thoreau. IMG
"Animals, like us, have rich and spacious interiors. They contain inner landscapes: desert places and lonely canyons, cliffs of madness and rivers or serene awareness that merge in tranquil seas." Gary A. Kowalski. IMG
"Life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour." Ralph Waldo Emerson. IMG
"Life is grand, and so are its environments of Past and Future. Would the face of nature be so serene and beautiful if man's destiny were not equally so?" Henry David Thoreau. IMG
"Serene, I fold my hands and wait, Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea; I rave no more 'gainst time or fate, For lo! my own shall come to me." John Burroughs. IMG
"Holiness appeared to me to be of a sweet, pleasant, charming, serene, calm nature; which brought an inexpressible purity, brightness, peacefulness and ravishment to the soul." Jonathan Edwards. IMG
"A dim antagonism gathered force within him and darkened his mind as a cloud against her disloyalty: and when it passed, cloudlike, leaving his mind serene and dutiful towards her again, he was made aware dimly and without regret of a first noiseless sundering of their lives." James Joyce. IMG
"Give me, indulgent gods with mind serene, And guiltless heart, to range the sylvan scene, No splendid poverty, no smiling care, No well-bred hate, or servile grandeur, there." Edward Young. IMG
"Masks are the order of the day - and the least I can do is cultivate the illusion that I am gay, serene, not hollow and afraid." Sylvia Plath. IMG
"She stays lost in the middle of her own world somewhere. We ca' get in and she does' come out. Not often anyway, and certainly not for any length of time. But her mind takes her to somewhere kind, I think, to judge by the peaceful, serene look on her face most of the time." Malorie Blackman. IMG
"I admire the serene assurance of those who have religious faith. It is wonderful to observe the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces." Mark Twain. IMG
"She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air." Holly Black. IMG
"While she was no radical, no natural breaker of rules, no seeker of the bold statement, she was in her own serene way uncaring of convention and others' opinions." Tarun J. Tejpal. IMG
"Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice. . . . Life from the Center is a life of unhurried peace and power. It is simple. It is serene. It is amazing. It is radiant." R Kelly. IMG
"Let us praise the noble turkey vulture: No one envies him; he harms nobody; and he contemplates our little world from a most serene and noble height." Edward Abbey. IMG
"It is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes a thoroughly warm and comforting impression." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. IMG
"The trees are God's great alphabet: With them He writes in shining green Across the world His thoughts serene." Leonora Speyer. IMG
"The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the night of God." Blaise Pascal. IMG
"The superior thing ... was to be late. Lateness showed that serene contempt for the illusion we call time which is so necessary to ensure the respect of others and oneself. Only the servile are punctual ..." Rose Macaulay. IMG
"I tend to say faith is believing in life, and as I love life, I try to do the best with it, make it as serene and joyous as possible" Sandrine Bonnaire. IMG
"They who reach down into the depths of life where, in the stillness, the voice of God is heard, have the stabilizing power which carries them poised and serene through the hurricane of difficulties." Spencer W. Kimball. IMG
"Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade And keeps that palace of the soul serene." Edmund Waller. IMG


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