Definitions for: Quietness

[n] the property of making no sound
[n] a state of peace and quiet

Webster (1913) Definition: Qui"et*ness, n.
The quality or state of being quiet; freedom from noise,
agitation, disturbance, or excitement; stillness;
tranquillity; calmness.

I would have peace and quietness. --Shak.

Synonyms: quietude, soundlessness, tranquility, tranquillity

See Also: ataraxis, calmness, easiness, heartsease, noiselessness, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, quiet, relaxation, repose, serenity, silence

Famous Quotes Containing Quietness:

A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.

-- John Selden (English Statesman)

Forbearance is the root of quietness and assurance forever.

-- Ieyasu Tokugawa (Japanese Statesman)

The quietness of his tone italicized the malice of his reply.

-- Truman Capote (American Novelist)

Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.

-- Thomas Kempis (German Writer)

With Jackson there was quiet solitude. Just to sit and look at the landscape. An inner quietness. After dinner, to sit on the back porch and look at the light. No need for talking. For any kind of communication.

-- Lee Krasner (American Artist)

Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you.

-- E. Stanley Jones (American Theologian)

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