„Thine eyes are springs in whose serene
And silent waters heaven is seen;
Their lashes are the herbs that look
On their young figures in the brook.“
— William Cullen Bryant American romantic poet and journalist 1794 - 1878
Oh Fairest of the Rural Maids http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16341/16341-h/16341-h.htm#page91 (1820)
„I think we already know they’re looking to get rid of Fridays. Now we see they don’t even take Monday mornings very seriously either.“
— Andrew Scheer 35th Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons and MP for Regina—Qu'Appelle 1979
Source: National Post http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/john-ivison-liberals-sent-scrambling-after-opposition-ambush-tests-governments-majority-in-vote on 16 May 2016 Commenting on the lack of Liberal MPs in the House of Commons, resulting in a tied vote on a government bill.
„I am extremely critical. I am seriously wondering whether we are taking ourselves and our values seriously or if we are throwing them overboard.“
— Johanna Mikl-Leitner Austrian politician (ÖVP), former Member of National Council of Austria and former Federal Interior Minister of Austria 1964
Austria's interior minister hit out on Thursday about a proposed deal between the European Union and Turkey on migrants and refugees, saying Europe was in danger of "throwing its values overboard", quoted on Thelocal.at, "Austria 'extremely critical' of EU-Turkey migrant deal" http://www.thelocal.at/20160310/austria-extremely-critical-of-mooted-eu-turkey-migrant-deal, March 10, 2016.
„We love the beautiful and serene, but we have a feeling as deep as love for the terrible and dark.“
— Edward Bulwer-Lytton English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician 1803 - 1873
— Peter Ustinov English actor, writer, and dramatist 1921 - 2004
„This is a common case,
It looks like a fight with him
But she's really fighting with herself.“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
„Yes, Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?... I'm interested in the shade look, seriously.... For the viewers, there’s no sun.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
Teasing Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Wallsten during a White House press conference, unaware that Wallsten suffers from Stargardt’s disease and is partly blind. "Bush shows his sensitive side, telling blind journalist: 'I'm interested in the shade look'" http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article1089264.ece, The Independent, June 16, 2006.
„If only we could all just find serenity
It would be nice if we could live as one
When will all this anger, hate and bigotry...
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
Dreamer, written by Ozzy Osbourne, Marti Frederiksen and Mick Jones.
„Sampling out corruption is a very tough job, but I say so in all seriousness that we would be failing in our duty if we do not tackle this problem seriously and with determination.“
— Lal Bahadur Shastri The second Prime Minister of the Republic of India and a leader of the Indian National Congress party 1904 - 1966
„The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. "Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life? It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm. That exquisite poise of character, which we call serenity is the last lesson of culture, the fruitage of the soul. It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold — yea, than even fine gold. How insignificant mere money seeking looks in comparison with a serene life — a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of tempests, in the Eternal Calm!“
— James Allen British philosophical writer 1864 - 1912
— G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton : The Illustrated London News, 1905-1907 (1986), p. 71
— Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012
"Emotions", p. 36.