“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.”
“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.”
“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere”
François de la Rochefoucauld
“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”
“It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it”
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