Quotes and a Verse on Calmness and Silence
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members
of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."
- Colossians 3:15
"Calmness is the cradle of power."
- Josiah Gilbert Holland
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass -
grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in
silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."
- Mother Teresa
"Silence is a source of great strength."
- Lao Tzu
"Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for -
sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quite and calm...
One of the greatest sounds of them all - and to me it is a sound -
is utter, complete silence."
- Andre Kostelanetz
"True silence is the rest of the mind;
it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment."
- William Penn
"Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain
always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Only the just man enjoys peace of mind."
"My father used to say to me, 'Whenever you get into a jam,
whenever you get into a crisis or an emergency, become the calmest
person in the room and you'll be able to figure your way out of it.'"
- Rudolph Giuliani
"Keep cool and you will command everyone."