“Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.”
“All sorrows are destroyed upon attainment of tranquillity. The intellect of such a tranquil person soon becomes completely steady.”
“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere”
François de la Rochefoucauld
“The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.”
“That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library”
“Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility”
“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility”
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