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"All men who live with any degree of serenity live by some assurance of grace." ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

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The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, / And all the sweet serenity of books. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art which might be for every mental worker...a good armchair...to rest from physical fatigue. ~ Henri Matisse

Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. ~ Lao Tzu

Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. ~ Joseph Addison

If others hurt you, let the injury go. This is your test. If you let it go, you will find serenity. ~ Wayne W. Dyer

Returning to the source is serenity. ~ Lao Tzu

You cannot perceive beauty but with the serene mind. ~ Henry David Thoreau