quote by Francis of Assisi

Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.

— Francis of Assisi

Sensual Serene quotations

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

You must sacrifice every thought, every ideology for the good of the nation and for the serenity of our fatherhood.

Peace doesn't mean that you will not have problems.

Peace means that your problems will not have you.

Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity,Sincerity, simplicity, veracity, equanimity, Fixity, non-irritability, adaptability, Humility, tenacity, integrity, nobility, magnanimity, charity, generosity, purity. Practise daily these eighteen "ities" You will soon attain immortality.


Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium.

The secret of life is to let every segment of it produce its own yield at its own pace. Every period has something new to teach us. The harvest of youth is achievement; the harvest of middle-age is perspective; the harvest of age is wisdom; the harvest of life is serenity.

Learn silence. With the quiet serenity of a meditative mind, listen, absorb, transcribe, and transform.

She looked much younger than her age, indeed, which is almost always the case with women who retain serenity of spirit, sensitiveness and pure sincere warmth of heart to old age.

We have forgotten what rocks and plants still know - we have forgotten how to be - to be still - to be ourselves - to be where life is here and now


The only way to bring peace to the earth is to learn to make our own life peaceful.

The key to serenity is trusting that the universe has your back.

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.

The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence.

The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective.

I am convinced that human life is filled with many pure, happy, serene examples of insincerity, truly splendid of their kind-of people deceiving one another without (strangely enough) any wounds being inflicted, of people who seem unaware even that they are deceiving one another.


The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but rather the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.

Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past.

Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.

Life is not about maximizing everything, it's about giving something back - like light, space, form, serenity, joy. You have to give something back.

Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient. Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth.

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.


The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

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.

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.

You will then find out how easy it is to get along.

There is nothing more pleasing to God, than to see a soul who patiently and serenely bears whatever crosses it is sent; this is how love is made, by putting lover and loved one on the same level. . . A soul who loves Jesus Christ desires to be treated the way Christ was treated-desires to be poor, despised and humiliated.

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.


I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.

To speak less is wisdom, to eat less is healthy, and to mingle less with te people is safe and serene.

She stays lost in the middle of her own world somewhere.

We can’t get in and she doesn’t 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.

Goodness is something that makes us serene and content;

it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil.

You modern men, you children of reason, cannot begin to appreciate love as pure bliss and divine serenity.


Yoga ia a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.

Tranquillity is contagious, peace is contagious.

One only thinks of the contagiousness of illness, but there is the contagion of serenity and joy.

Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.

For an artist to do creative work, he needs at once physical health and some physiomental ill health. He needs both serenity and gloom.

Movement is good for the body. Stillness is good for the mind.

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