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
O pastoral heart of England! like a psalmOf green days telling with a quiet beat.Poem Ode upon Eckington Bridge, River Avon, in Poems and Ballads, 1896
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)
The warm look of radiance on your face And your heart beating close to mine And the evening fading in the candle glow This must be what it's all about Oh this must be what it's all about This must be what paradise is like So quiet in here. So peaceful in here So quiet in here, yeah, so peaceful in here.van morrison
We are not put into this world to sit still and know; we are put into it to act. It is true that in order to learn men must for a little while withdraw from action, must seek some quiet place of remove from the bustle of affairs, where their thoughts may run clear and tranquil, and the heats of business be for the time put off; but that cloistered refuge is no place to dream in.“Princeton for the Nation's Service”, Inaugural address as President of Princeton (25 October 1902). Note: this speech is different from his 1896 speech of the same title.
Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage, Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage.Richard Lovelace, "To Althea, From Prison" (1642)
The best of all monopoly profits is a quiet life.J. R. Hicks, Annual survey of economic theory: The theory of monopoly, Econometrica, Volume 3, Number 1, Jan., 1935, p. 8
Here is Skiddaw and then, between thickets and parks, the delightful Lake Windermere, which I drew on an evening so sweet and peaceful that I felt uneasy with happiness; the sunset was combing the curly wavelets with a golden comb, and here the pilgrim sat by the quiet reeds and had no desire to go home again, so dazing and peaceful was the water.Karel ?apek, trans. Paul Selver, Letters from England (London: Geoffrey Bles, 1925) pp. 150-1.
Ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.I Peter, III. 4.
Touch us gently, Time! Let us glide adown thy stream Gently, as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream!Barry Cornwall, A Petition to Time.
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.Bernard Shaw, O'Flaherty, V. C.; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 911-17