Serenity is the balance between good and bad, life and death, horrors and pleasures. Life is, as it were, defined by death. If there wasn’t death of things, then there
wouldn’t be any life to celebrate.
– Norman Davies
Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
– Lao Tzu
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
– Henri Matisse
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
– Joseph Addison
The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.
– Andre Gide
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