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Quotes Regarding Serenity

Updated on October 4, 2008

"Serenity now! Serenity now!"

- Frank Costanza(from the show 'Seinfeld')

"Serenity now, insanity later."

- Lloyd Braun(from the show 'Seinfeld')

"Mais les yeux sont aveugles. Il faut chercher avec le couer. (But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.)"

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"But nowadays, I know, that I have limitations. And that I know, that what I say and think now, might not be a true or valid as it will be tomorrow. My arguments for myself are just part of a flawless perfect reasoning. Which I haven't achieved yet. It is only trying to get close, to find that perfect argumentation that will eventually lead me to be exactly right. And have no doubts whatsoever of what I speak. I my eyes, such an argumentation, is either yet unconceivable, or so pervasive, that it defies the laws of nature. There are limits to knowledge and wisdom."

-Frederik Kerling

Source: Isn't 'enlightened bastards' an oxymoron

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."

-Jimi Hendrix

"For very one pound of knowledge acquired, it takes ten pounds of common sense to apply it."


"Compare nothing; see all for its Suchness."


"I don't know what I'll do, or what I'll become...only what I am.

-Paul Curran

Source: Merlin (1998)

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be."

-John Gierach

"Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good."

-Johnny Miller

"Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is."

-Thomas Szasz

"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter."

-Henri Matisse

"Serenity and inner beauty come when we wait upon God. 'Waiting' like that is not merely wasting time."

-Eva Burrows

"When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused."

-Rainer Maria Rilke

"Listen to what you know instead of what you fear."

-Richard Bach(Jonathan Livingston Seagull)

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship."

-Louisa May Alcott

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

-Mahatma Gandhi

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm."

-William Cowper

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless,and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."

-Samuel Johnson

"Muddy waters, let stand, become clear."


"All happy people are grateful. Ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that being unhappy leads people to complain, but it's truer to say that complaining leads to people becoming unhappy."

-Dennis Prager

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would solve most of the world's problems."


"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments."

-Jim Rohn

"Doing isn't difficult. Deciding is."

-Foster Hibbard

"Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue."



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  • St.James profile image

    St.James 8 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

    "Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good." -Johnny Miller

    Thank you Teresa... to some, the word serenity is an important factor to a way of life.

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    Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

    All happy people are grateful. Thank you!

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    myserenity 8 years ago from California

    i love it, especially jimi hendrix. its the truth. knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.. its something everyone should know, and put to use

  • neophytebevs profile image

    neophytebevs 8 years ago from Philippines

    "Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good"

    Good one here.

  • Single Mama profile image

    Single Mama 8 years ago

    awesome post!!!

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    topstuff 9 years ago

    A beautiful collection of quotes.thanks