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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Tranquillity
 
  Calm the disorders of thy mind by reflecting on the wisdom, equity, and absolute rectitude of all His proceedings.
Francis Atterbury.    
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  When the supreme faculties move regularly, the inferior passions and affections following, there arises a serenity and complacency upon the whole soul, infinitely beyond the greatest bodily pleasures, the highest quintessence and elixir of worldly delights.
Robert South.    
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  What is called by the poets apathy or dispassion, by the sceptics indisturbance, by the Molinists quietism, by common men peace of conscience, seems all to mean but great tranquillity of mind.
Sir William Temple.    
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  The calmest and serenest hours of life, when the passions of nature are all silent, and the mind enjoys its most perfect composure.
Dr. Isaac Watts: Logic.    
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