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form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I am searching for that which every man seeks -- peace and rest.


Dante Alighieri


When one is rising, standing, walking, doing something, stopping, one should constantly concentrate one's mind on the act and the doing of it, not one ones' relation to the act or its character or value... One should simply practice concentration of the mind on the act itself, understanding it to be an expedient means for attaining tranquility of mind, realization, insight, and wisdom.


Bhikshu Ashvaghosha (Renowned playwright and master of Buddhist philosophy)


Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


The peace is won by accompanying God into the battle.


Eivind Josef Berggrav


For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.


Bhagavad Gita (c. BC 400-, Sanskrit poem incorporated into the Mahabharata)


A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.


Wayne Dyer (1940-, American  psychotherapist, author, lecturer)

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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence to, not in an exemption from, suffering.


Francois de Salignac Fenelon (1651-1715, French writer)


In back of tranquility lies always conquered unhappiness.


David Grayson (1870-1946, American journalist and writer)


There may be those on earth who dress better or eat better, but those who enjoy the peace of God sleep better.


Thomas L. Holdcroft


When you have a sound mind, you can do what's necessary.


Evander Holyfield (1962-, American world boxing champion)


Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.


Gerald G. Jampolsky (1925-, American psychiatrist, lecturer, author)


When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.


Fran Lebowitz (1951-, American journalist)


The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.


Henry Miller (1891-1980, American author)


Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.


Yutang, Lin (1895-1976, Chinese writer and philologist)


Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.


Georg Christoph Litchenberg


This is a sane, wholesome, practical, working faith: That it is a man's business to do the will of God; second, that God himself takes on the care of that man; and third, that therefore that man ought never to be afraid of anything.


George MacDonald (1824-1905, Scottish novelist)


Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.


Sidney Madwed


In a world filled with causes for worry and anxiety.. we need the peace of God standing guard over our hearts and minds.


Jerry W. McCant


If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.


Henry Miller (1891-1980, American author)


Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


I've got to have a place where I can find peace of mind.


Princess Diana (1961-1997, British Princess)


There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for further desires.


Marcel Proust (1871-1922, French novelist)


When you can't find peace within yourself, there is no use looking for it somewhere else.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


The mind is never right but when it is at peace within itself.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


There is nothing so lovely and enduring in the regions which surround us, above and below, as the lasting peace of a mind centered in God.


Yoga Vasishtha


Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.


Hubert Van Zeller


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