The one thing he wished for was rest, tranquillity, and freedom.
The goal in life to be aimed at, according to him, is not happiness, but tranquillity, or equanimity.
Under conditions; as Sully has recorded, the king declared his only motive to be the expediency of not driving them into a corner with possible disastrous results to his life, and because his only hope of tranquillity lay in appeasing them and their powerful friends.
The language question still disturbs the tranquillity of the Near East.
He enlarges, as it was his business to do, on the tranquillity and prosperity of the empire in that period, but he does not fail to place his finger on the want of political liberty as a fatal defect.