Quotes by quiet

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  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
  • A. J. P. Taylor
    A. J. P. Taylor
    British historian 1906-1990
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    Conformity may give you a quiet life; it may even bring you to a University Chair. But all change in history, all advance, comes from the nonconformists. If there had been no trouble-makers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves.
  • John Bunyan
    John Bunyan
    British writer 1628-1688
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    If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    A church is disaffected when it is persecuted, quiet when it is tolerated, and actively loyal when it is favored and cherished.
  • John Major
    John Major
    British politician 1943-
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    A consensus politician is someone who does something that he doesn't believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
    Source: The Conquest of Happiness
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    A peace above all earhtly dignities: A still and quiet conscience.
  • Malcolm de Chazal
    Malcolm de Chazal
    French writer 1902-1981
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    A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    After all, most writing is done away from the typewriter, away from the desk. I'd say it occurs in the quiet, silent moments, while you're walking or shaving or playing a game, or whatever, or even talking to someone you're not vitally interested in.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.
  • Bob Monkhouse
    Bob Monkhouse
    English entertainer and comedian 1928-2003
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    Although I have always loved the noise of laughter, I really can't fear the coming of quiet. As for funerals, I rather like them. Such nice things are always said about the deceased, I feel sad that they had to miss hearing it all by just a few days.
    Source: Obituary in The Independent
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