C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Study to be quiet.


The noonday quiet holds the hill.


It is tranquil people who accomplish much.


Silken, chaste, and hushed.


A gentleman makes no noise.


The grandest operations, both in nature and grace, are the most silent and imperceptible.


Fullness is always quiet; agitation will answer for empty vessels only.


The heart that is to be filled to the brim with holy joy must be held still.


Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities.


I have often said that all the misfortunes of men spring from their not knowing how to live quietly at home, in their own rooms.


Be it mine to draw from wisdom’s fount, pure as it flows, that calm of soul which virtue only knows.


Coolness, and absence of heat and haste, indicate fine qualities. A gentleman makes no noise, a lady is serene.


Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. Vulgar persons can’t sit still, or, at least, they must work their limbs or features.


My notions of life are much the same as they are about traveling; there is a good deal of amusement on the road; but, after all, one wants to be at rest.


Remember always in painting, as in eloquence, the greater your strength the quieter will be your manner and the fewer your words; and in painting, as in all the arts and acts of life, the secret of high success will be found, not in a fretful and various excellence, but in a quiet singleness of justly chosen aim.


The grandest operations, both in nature and in grace, are the most silent and imperceptible. The shallow brook babbles in its passage, and is heard by every one; but the coming on of the seasons is silent and unseen. The storm rages and alarms, but its fury is soon exhausted, and its effects are partial and soon remedied; but the dew, though gentle and unheard, is immense in quantity, and the very life of large portions of the earth. And these are pictures of the operations of grace in the church and in the soul.


Tranquillity consisteth in a steadiness of the mind; and how can that vessel that is beaten upon by contrary waves and winds, and tottereth to either part, be said to keep a steady course? Resolution is the only mother of security.

Bishop Hall.