John Keats, Endymion (1818), Book I, line 1.
I use the word nursing for want of a better. It has been limited to signify little more than the administration of medicines and the application of poultices. It ought to signify the proper use of fresh air, light, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet — all at the least expense of vital power to the patient.Florence Nightingale
The most effective leaders of companies in transition are the quiet, unassuming people whose inner wiring is such that the worst circumstances bring out their best. They're unflappable, they're ready to die if they have to. But you can trust that, when bad things are happening, they will become clearheaded and focused.Jim C. Collins (2001) attributed in: Strategy & business. No 22-25. p.46
Much there is I can stand, and most things not easy to suffer I bear with quiet resolve, just as a god commands it. Only a few I find as repugnant as snakes and poison These four: tobacco smoke, bedbugs, garlic, and †.Variant translation: Lots of things I can stomach. Most of what irks me
This is not orderly... this is not disciplined... you're on my campus, buddy, and when I say I want quiet, I meanWho: Principal Snyder (Armin Shimerman)
There’s one bright spot in the generally gloomy picture know as the Pacific Conflict Zone. According to my calculations, by the year 2500 or so we should have killed off every last member of our species who is stupid enough to take part in so futile a pastime as this war between “ideals,” and with luck they won’t have left their genes behind because they’ll typically have been killed at an age when society thinks they’re too young to assume the responsibility of childbearing. After that we may get some peace and quiet for a change.john brunner
O'er all the hilltops Is quiet now, In all the treetops Hearest thou Hardly a breath; The birds are asleep in the trees: Wait; soon like these Thou too shalt rest.Wandrers Nachtlied (Wanderer's Nightsong)
Darkling I listen; and, for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Call'd him soft names in many a musèd rhyme, To take into the air my quiet breath; Now more than ever seems it rich to die, To cease upon the midnight with no pain, While thou art pouring forth thy soul abroad In such an ecstasy! Still wouldst thou sing, and I have ears in vain To thy high requiem become a sod.john keats
What sweet delight a quiet life affords.William Drummond of Hawthornden, Sonnet, p. 38.
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.Robertson Davies, "mehitabel".
All quiet along the Potomac.Proverbial in 1861–62. Supposed to have originated with Gen. McClellan. Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 841-60.