When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
tranquil life in the country
Houston, Tranquility Base here. The eagle has landed.
By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
Human pain does not let go of its grip at one point in time. Rather, it works its way out of our consciousness over time. There is a season of sadness. A season of anger. A season of tranquility. A season of hope.
O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content! Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue! O, farewell! Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war! And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove’s dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell! Othello’s occupation’s gone!
The tranquil Fogg waited, without betraying any emotion.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
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I tried to conjure Ali’s frozen face, to really see his tranquil eyes,
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
...the tranquil, light-flooded guesthouse where Spencer could escape her parents and their constantly barking labradoodles.
Sara Shepard -- Pretty Little Liars
Huck’s face lost its tranquil content, and took a melancholy cast.
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The car radio somehow still is attached to a battery and so Beethoven is broadcasting into the once-again tranquil February morning. [after the car accident]
Gayle Forman -- If I Stay
I am not very tranquil in my mind.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
It did not make its appearance during the night—and thus for one night at least, since its introduction into the house, I soundly and tranquilly slept;
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Black Cat
When Ted Lavender was shot in the head, the men talked about how they’d never seen him so mellow, how tranquil he was, how it wasn’t the bullet but the tranquilizers that blew his mind.
Tim O’Brien -- The Things They Carried
Go to bed then and sleep tranquilly!
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
A tranquil Republic?
Toni Morrison -- Beloved
He stood, erect and tranquil, watching the attack begin against apart of the line that made a blue curve along the side of an adjacent hill.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
I stood up and stretched and looked across the highway at the river, so tranquil, its water as blue as the sky.
Ernest J. Gaines -- A Lesson Before Dying
Roy was in an eerie yet tranquil daze.
Carl Hiassen -- Hoot
...he said tranquilly:
C.S. Lewis -- The Horse and His Boy
I am here on this tranquil beach with my husband and two children.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Tender is the Night
He even made a movement as if to go, but quickly recovered his tranquil attitude
Mark Twain -- The Prince and The Pauper
It widened and seemed to pause, suggesting tranquil ... picnics:
Natalie Babbitt -- Tuck Everlasting
The rain rushes suddenly down... Yet the motion of the saw has not faltered, as though it and the arm functioned in a tranquil conviction that rain was an illusion of the mind.
William Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying
...it being morning, Turkey’s answer is couched in polite and tranquil terms, but Nippers replies in ill-tempered ones.
Herman Melville -- Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
She notices that she is in a tranquil mood for the first time in quite a while.
Haruki Murakami -- After Dark
beneath a sky repossessed by the tranquil splendour of the moon.
Edith Wharton -- The House of Mirth
The air at two thousand meters was so thin and tranquil that it seemed to be only a gloss of the light.
Mark Helprin -- A Soldier of the Great War
For the first time in over a year Dexter was enjoying a certain tranquility of spirit.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Winter Dreams
(Resuming her tranquility) Emily, look at that star.
Thornton Wilder -- Our Town
We will be alive and we will walk and talk and eat and sing and laugh and feel and love and bear our children in tranquillity in security in decency in peace.
Dalton Trumbo -- Johnny Got His Gun
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
Kahlil Gibran -- The Prophet
We all want dignity and domestic tranquillity. But we want these to be honorable and lasting. We want a peace that endures.
Tim O’Brien -- Going After Cacciato
I am joined with ... nobility and tranquillity,
William Shakespeare -- Henry IV, Part 1
...and I took it for granted that he kept his temper—he had a naturally tranquil disposition and a slow fuse.
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -- I Have a Dream
Governor William Wyatt Bibb, with a view to promoting the domestic tranquillity of the new county, sent out a team of surveyors to locate its exact center and there establish its seat of government: had not Sinkfield made a bold stroke to preserve his holdings, Maycomb would have sat in the middle of Winston Swamp, a place totally devoid of interest.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
As the sun warmed me, the quick scratch of my pencil blended with the sound of rustling leaves, making a lovely, tranquil song.
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
It was a small town between Fresno and Tranquillity, incorporated and named by a literal-minded farmer in 1866.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
We rowed past the old lighthouse, tranquil in the distance, which only last night had been the scene of so many traumas.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
It looked sterile and desolate, like fresh blast ground, not in the least hopeful, and yet I felt strangely drawn to the town, in part because of the peaceful pace of life that the article noted, the simple tranquillity of the older, village section that made me think of the small city where I lived my youth, on the southwestern coast of Japan.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
The way he snapped at the babies’ diapers with that look of narcotic bliss on his face, and the way he begged for his tranquil— izers like they were steak hits.
John Grogan -- Marley & Me
It’s an old, weathered face, bearded, tranquil looking as though it sleeps.
Pittacus Lore -- I Am Number Four
Returning to her desk, she turned on her audio interface for some tranquil background music.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
The grove settled into tranquility, as if satisfied with the death sentence it had given me.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
If we had a telescope, I could show you the Sea of Tranquility.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
The first morning was incredibly bright and tranquil.