The soul's calm sunshine. [ Pope ]
After clouds, calm weather. [ Proverb ]
In a calm every one can steer. [ Proverb ]
Remember to be calm in adversity. [ Horace ]
'Tis noon - a calm, unbroken sleep
Is on the blue waves of the deep;
A soft haze, like a fairy dream,
Is floating over wood and stream;
And many a broad magnolia flower,
Within its shadowy woodland bower,
Is gleaming like a lovely star. [ George D. Prentice ]
There is a calm for those who weep,
A rest for weary pilgrims found,
They softly lie and sweetly sleep
Low in the ground. [ Montgomery ]
In a calm sea, every man is a pilot. [ Proverb ]
A calm is most welcome after a storm. [ Proverb ]
No season now for calm, familiar talk. [ Homer ]
- the blush is formed - and flies -
Nor owns reflection's calm control;
It comes, it deepens - fades and dies,
A gush of feeling from the soul. [ Mrs. Dinnies ]
Hath not thy heart within thee burned,
At evening's calm and holy hour? [ S. G. Bulfinch ]
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,
The bridal of the earth and sky.
The dew shall weep thy fall tonight;
For thou must die. [ Herbert ]
Joy is the mainspring in the whole
Of endless Nature's calm rotation.
Joy moves the dazzling wheels that roll
In the great Time-piece of Creation. [ Schiller ]
How calm - how beautiful comes on
The stilly hour, when storms have gone,
When warring winds have died away
And clouds, beneath the dancing ray
Melt off and leave the land and sea,
Sleeping in bright tranquillity. [ Moore ]
His eye was blue and calm, as is the sky
In the serenest noon. [ Willis ]
Divinity hath oftentimes descended
Upon our slumbers, and the blessed troupes
Have, in the calm and quiet of the soule,
Conversed with us. [ Shirley ]
We sail the sea of life; a calm one finds.
And one a tempest; and, the voyage o'er,
Death is the quiet haven of us all. [ Wordsworth ]
Can gold calm passion or make reason shine?
Can we dig peace, or wisdom, from the mine?
Wisdom to gold prefer; for 'tis much less
To make our fortune, than our happiness. [ Young ]
We hear the rain fall, but not the snow.
Bitter grief is loud, calm grief is silent. [ Auerbach ]
Unprovoked and calm
You reason well, see as you ought to see,
And wonder at the madness of mankind:
Seized with the common rage, you soon forget
The speculations of your wiser hours. [ Armstrong ]
Long is the calm brain active in creation;
Time only strengthens the fine fermentation. [ Goethe ]
The holy calm that leads to heavenly musing. [ Rogers ]
Youth dreams a bliss on this side death.
It dreams a rest, if not more deep.
More grateful than this marble sleep;
It hears a voice within it tell:
Calm's not life's crown, though calm is well.
'Tis all perhaps which man acquires,
But 'tis not what our youth desires. [ Matthew Arnold ]
The honey-bee that wanders all day long
The field, the woodland, and the garden over.
To gather in his fragrant winter store.
Humming in calm content his winter song,
Seeks not alone the rose's glowing breast,
The lily's dainty cup, the violet's lips.
But from all rank and noxious weeds he sips
The single drop of sweetness closely pressed
Within the poison chalice. [ Anne C. Lynch Botta ]
And to hie him home, at evening's close.
To sweet repast, and calm repose.
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From toil he wins his spirits light.
From busy day the peaceful night;
Rich, from the very want of wealth,
In heaven's best treasures, peace and health. [ Gray ]
They shoot but calm words folded up in smoke. [ William Shakespeare, King John, Act II. Sc.1 ]
Gradual sinks the breeze,
Into a perfect calm; that not a breath
I heard to quiver thro' the closing woods,
Or rustling turn the many twinkling leaves,
Of aspen tall. The uncurling floods diffused?
In glassy breadth, seen through delusive lapse
Forgetful of their course. 'Tis silence all.
And pleasing expectation. [ Thomson ]
But Heaven hath a hand in these events,
To whose high will we bound our calm contents. [ William Shakespeare ]
The tempest is over-blown, the skies are clear,
And the sea charmed into a calm so still
That not a wrinkle ruffles her smooth face. [ Dryden ]
With affection's warm, intense, refined;
She mixed such calm and holy strength of mind.
That, like heaven's image in the smiling brook,
Celestial peace was pictured in her look. [ Campbell ]
I know a mount, the gracious Sun perceives
First when he visits, last, too, when he leaves
The world; and, vainly favored, it repays
The day-long glory of his steadfast gaze
By no change of its large calm front of snow. [ Robert Browning ]
Excitement is the drunkenness of the spirits.
Only calm waters reflect heaven in their bosom. [ Marguerite de Valois ]
In thy heart there is a holy spot,
As 'mid the waste an isle of fount and palm,
Forever green! - the world’s breath enters not.
The passion-tempest may not break its calm,
'Tis thine, all thine. [ Mrs. Hemans ]
A daring pilot in extremity;
Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high
He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit,
Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied,
And thin partitions do their bounds divide; [ Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel ]
'Twas a hand
White, delicate, dimpled, warm, languid, and bland
The hand of a woman is often, in youth.
Somewhat rough, somewhat red, somewhat graceless, in truth;
Does its beauty refine, as its pulses grow calm,
Or as sorrow has crossed the life line in the palm? [ Lord Lytton ]
See me, how calm I am.
Ay, people are generally calm at the misfortunes of others. [ Goldsmith ]
We do that in our zeal our calm moment would be afraid to answer. [ Scott ]
When one is in a good sound rage, it is astonishing how calm one can be. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy. [ Herbert ]
On such a theme it were impious to be calm; passion is reason, transport, temper, here! [ Young ]
Modesty is the graceful, calm virtue of maturity; bashfulness the charm of vivacious youth. [ Mary Wollstonecraft ]
Fate whirls on the bark, and the rough gale sweeps from the rising tide the lazy calm of thought. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]
The moderation of fortunate people comes from' the calm which good fortune gives to their tempers. [ La Rochefoucauld ]
Be it mine to draw from wisdom's fount, pure as it flows, that calm of soul which virtue only knows. [ Eschylus ]
Nothing so effectively baffles the schemes of evil men so much as the calm composure of great souls. [ Mirabeau ]
Temperance is a tree which has for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace. [ Buddha ]
Affliction is the wholesome soul of virtue; Where patience, honor, sweet humanity. Calm fortitude, take root, and strongly flourish. [ Mallet and Thomson ]
In Nature things move violently to their places, and calmly in their place; so virtue in ambition is violent, in authority settled and calm. [ Bacon ]
Mother! The holy thoughts and chastened memories that cluster around this name, can never be so well expressed as in the calm utterance of the name itself. [ H. W. Shaw ]
Go on, spare no invectives, but open the spout of your eloquence, and see with what a calm, connubial resignation I will both hear and bow to the chastisement. [ Colley Cibber ]
Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitation of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. [ M. Luther ]
A beautiful face fires our imagination, and we see higher virtue and intelligence in it than we can detect in its owner's head or heart when we descend to calm inspection. [ Charles Reade ]
Extremes are dangerous: a middle estate is safest; as a middle temper of the sea, between a still calm and a violent tempest, is most helpful to convey the mariner to his haven. [ Swinnock ]
The greatest flood has the soonest ebb; the sorest tempest the most sudden calm; the hottest love the coldest end; and from the deepest desire oftentimes ensues the deadliest hate. [ Socrates ]
Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman - repose in energy. The Greek battle pieces are calm; the heroes, in whatever violent actions engaged, retain a serene aspect. [ Emerson ]
Enthusiasm is a virtue rarely to be met with in seasons of calm and unruffled prosperity. Enthusiasm flourishes in adversity, kindles in the hour of danger, and awakens to deeds of renown. [ Dr. Chalmers ]
Sensual pleasures are like soap bubbles, sparkling, evanescent. The pleasures of intellect are calm, beautiful, sublime, ever enduring and climbing upward to the borders of the unseen world. [ Aughey ]
The day of life spent in honest and benevolent labor comes in hope to an evening calm and lovely; and though the sun declines, the shadows that he leaves behind are only to curtain the spirit unto rest. [ Henry Giles ]
Over all life broods Poesy, like the calm blue sky with its motherly, rebuking face. She is the great reformer, and where the love of her is strong and healthy, wickedness and wrong cannot long prevail. [ Lowell ]
What is grief? It is an obscure labyrinth into which God leads man, that he may be experienced in life, that he may remember his faults and abjure them, that he may appreciate the calm which virtue gives. [ Leopold Scheffer ]
We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries,
Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did; and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. [ Izaak Walton ]
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against and not with the wind. Even a head wind is better than none. No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm. Let no man wax pale, therefore, because of opposition. [ John Neal ]
There are few souls who are so vigorously organized as to be able to maintain themselves in the calm of a strong resolve: all honest consciences are capable of the generosity of a day, but almost all succumb the next morning under the effort of the sacrifice. [ George Sand ]
The wild force of genius has often been fated by Nature to be finally overcome by quiet strength. The volcano sends up its red bolt with terrific force, as if it would strike the stars; but the calm, resistless hand of gravitation seizes it and brings it to the earth. [ Bayne ]
When the first time of love is over, there comes a something better still; then comes that other love; that faithful friendship which never changes, and which will accompany you with its calm light through the whole of life; it is only needful to place yourself so that it may come, and then it comes of itself; and then everything turns and changes itself for the best. [ Frederika Bremer ]
Enthusiasm is a virtue rarely to be met with in seasons of calm and unruffled prosperity. Enthusiasn: Nourishes in adversity, kindles in the hour of danger, and awakens to deeds of renown. The terrors of persecution only serve to quicken the energy of its purposes. It swells in proud integrity, and, great in the purity of its cause, it can scatter defiance amidst hosts of enemies. [ Dr. Chalmers ]
Association is the delight of the heart not less than of poetry. Alison observes that an autumn sunset, with its crimson clouds, glimmering trunks of trees, and wavering tints upon the grass, seems scarcely capable of embellishment. But if in this calm and beautiful glow the chime of a distant bell steal over the fields, the bosom heaves with the sensation that Dante so tenderly describes. [ Willmott ]
When the dusk of evening had come on, and not a sound disturbed the sacred stillness of the place, - when the bright moon poured in her light on tomb and monument, on pillar, wall, and arch, and most of all (it seemed to them) upon her quiet grave, - in that calm time, when all outward things and inward thoughts teem with assurances of immortality, and worldly hopes and fears are humbled in the dust before them, - then, with tranquil and submissive hearts they turned away, and left the child with God. [ Dickens ]