Smiling always with a never fading serenity of countenance, and flourishing in an immortal youth.
The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.
A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
A sane being wished for peace and serenity, not to be the mortar in which the ingredients of destiny are finely ground.
Whenever conscience speaks with a divided, uncertain, and disputed voice, it is not yet the voice of God. Descend still deeper into yourself, until you hear nothing but a clear and undivided voice, a voice which does away with doubt and brings with it persuasion, light and serenity.
Nothing is so discreet as a young face, for nothing is less mobile; it has the serenity, the surface smoothness, and the freshness of a lake. There is no character in womens faces before the age of thirty.