Famous quotes containing the word tranquil:

    When I behold a rich landscape, it is less to my purpose to recite correctly the order and superposition of the strata, than to know why all thought of multitude is lost in a tranquil sense of unity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A tranquil mind gives life to the flesh, but passion makes the bones rot.
    Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 14:30.

    The tranquility and peace that a scholar needs is something as sweet and exhilarating as love. Unspeakable joys are showered on us by the exertion of our mental faculties; the quest of ideas, and the tranquil contemplation of knowledge; delights indescribable, because purely intellectual and impalpable to our senses.
    HonorĂ© De Balzac (1799–1850)