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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Serenity
 
  Angry and choleric men are as ungrateful and unsociable as thunder and lightning, being in themselves all storms and tempests; but quiet and easy natures are like fair weather, welcome to all, and acceptable to all men: they gather together what the others disperse, and reconcile all whom the others incense: as they have the good will and the good wishes of all other men, so they have the full possession of themselves, have all their own thoughts at peace, and enjoy quiet and ease in their own fortune, how strait soever it may be.
Earl of Clarendon.    
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  When the supreme faculties move regularly, the inferior affections following, there arises a serenity and complacency upon the whole soul.
Robert South.    
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