A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.john keats
Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; But every woman is at heart a rake: Men, some to quiet, some to public strife; But every lady would be Queen for life.Alexander Pope
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
Ah, Aphrodite, if I sing no moreTo thee, God's daughter, powerful as God,It is that thou hast made my life too sweetTo hold the added sweetness of a song.There is a quiet at the heart of love,And I have pierced the pain and come to peace.sara teasdale
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 mused 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 …John Keats in "Ode to a Nightingale".
Noble men in the quiet of morning hear Indians singing the continent's violent requiem.william dunbar
Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for a hermitage; If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free; Angels along that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.Richard Lovelace
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope's true gage, And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.Sir Walter Raleigh
She and I both love all anglers, they be such honest, civil quiet men.Izaak Walton
It's a place with a history, the neighbors are quiet, and my rent is cheap—though less so than it was before the demon thrashed my place.jim butcher
"He's quiet as well, especially if you stalk him."craig ferguson
Contented, unambitious people are all very well in their way. They form a neat, useful background for great portraits to be painted against, and they make a respectable, if not particularly intelligent, audience for the active spirits of the age to play before. I have not a word to say against contented people so long as they keep quiet.jerome k. jerome
From the moment of His self-dedication, when He threw His cares away, and went forth not knowing where to lay His head, the whole energy which others spend on interests of their own was poured into His human and Divine affections, and filled His life with an enthusiasm resistless and unique. However quiet His words, it is impossible not to feel the tender depths from which they come.james martineau
I find myself just in the same situation of mind you describe as your own, heartily wishing the good, that is the quiet of my country, and hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.Alexander Pope
Is not short paine well borne, that brings long ease,And layes the soul to sleepe in quiet grave?Sleepe after toyle, port after stormie seas,Ease after warre, death after life does greatly please.Edmund Spenser
Any artwork needs time and patience and needs above a quiet mind.flora thompson
Two things prolong your life: A quiet heart and a loving wife.Manser, M. (2006). The Wordsworth dictionary of proverbs, Wordsworth Editions, Limited.
Strew on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew. In quiet she reposes: Ah! would that I did too.Matthew Arnold
He was a quiet, gentle man, a man who loved peace (his country had suffered much from the wars of his predecessor), he behaved graciously toward everyone, humble and great alike. Never high-handed, he always sought advice in the kingdom’s affairs from serious, experienced people. Just why his nephew killed him was never precisely explained.constantine p. cavafy
I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching and writing, not the abstract, particular, professional philosopher, but universal man, that I have regarded man as the criterion of truth, and not this or that founder of a system, and have from the first placed the highest excellence of the philosopher in this, that he abstains, both as a man and as an author, from the ostentation of philosophy, i.e., that he is a philosopher only in reality, not formally, that he is a quiet philosopher, not a loud and still less a brawling one.Preface to Second Edition (1843)
I have always valued quiet, and the eternity of it that I face is no more dreadful than the eternity of quiet that preceded my birth.joe haldeman
And we talked of girls, and dropping bombs on Rome, And thought of the quiet dead and the loud celebrities Exhorting us to slaughter.alun lewis
Be quiet! Anyone can spit in my face, and call me a criminal and a prostitute. But no one has the right to judge my remorse.jean-paul sartre
Good thoughts his only friends; His wealth a well-spent age; The earth his sober inn, And quiet pilgrimage.Thomas Campion, poet (1567–1620), The Man Upright of Life.
quiet, Robin, quiet! You lovers are such clumsy summer-flies, Forever buzzing at your lady's face.Alfred Tennyson, The Foresters, Act IV, scene 1.
I know myself now; and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities; A still and quiet conscience.william shakespeare
The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration.william wordsworth
There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course: a quiet conscience.l. 435.
Be quiet, people;Æmilia (the Abbess), scene i
In the highlands, in the country places, Where the old plain men have rosy faces, And the young fair maidens quiet eyes.Robert Louis Stevenson