Samuel Beckett on Quietism

I found quantities of phrases like qui melius scit pati, majorem tenebit pacem [he who knows how to suffer well shall find the most peace], or Nolle consolari ab aliqua creatura magnae puritatis signum est [to refuse comfort from any creature is a sign of great faith], or the lovely per viam pacis, ad patriam perpetuae claritatis [by the way of peace to the country of everlasting clearness] that seemed to be made for me and which I have never forgotten.

Samuel Beckett / Courtesy Aeon

Hunter Thompson on Peace

“I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Kurt Vonnegut on Happiness

“I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Buddha on Peace

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

~ Buddha

Oliver Sacks on Tranquility

“I find my thoughts, increasingly, not on the supernatural or spiritual but on what is meant by living a good and worthwhile life – achieving a sense of peace within oneself.”

~ Oliver Sacks / Gratitude