Quotes with rest
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
For poetry the idea is everything; the rest is a world of illusion, of divine illusion. Poetry attaches its emotion to the idea; the idea is the fact. The strongest part of our religion today is its unconscious poetry.
Introduction to Ward's English Poets (1880).
I don't want to spend the rest of my life doing as Toscanini did, studying and restudying 50 pieces of music. It would bore me to death. I want to want to conduct. I want to play the piano. I want to write for Hollywood. I want to write symphonic music. I want to keep on trying to be, in the full sense of that wonderful word, a musician. I also want to teach. I want to write books and poetry. And I think I can still do justice to them all.
Interview with The New York Times.
God has ends and designs in giving evil men outward mercies and present rest from sorrows and sufferings that cause saints to sigh.
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices (1652)
There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries.
The whole story of human and personal progress is an unmitigated tale of denials today-denials of rest, denials or repose and comfort and ease and pleasure-that tomorrow may be richer.
The Mastery of Nervousness: Based Upon Self Reeducation (1918)
What others give to public shows and entertainments, nay, even to mental and bodily rest, I give to the study of philosophy.
Faddists are continually proclaiming the value of exercise but four out of five people are more in need of rest.
Modern Methods of Treatment (1924)
The rich are not really a bad lot. We must not judge by appearances. If it weren't for their money they would be indistinguishable from the rest of us.
The Crow's Nest (1921)
A man's rights rest in three boxes. The ballot box, jury box and the cartridge box. Let no man be kept from the ballot box because of his color. Let no woman be kept from the ballot box because of her sex.
Speech on November 15, 1867.
A human being is part of the whole called by us universe , a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty...We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.
I want to know God's thoughts... the rest are details.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
If passion doesn’t overweigh the rest, the end is extremely near. And for me, there’s no question about that -- my passion is sky high. That’s why I’m still doing it. I love what I’m doing.
Contemplating retirement in 2013.
He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.
Riverside Sermons (1958)
No man ought to own more property than needed for his livelihood; the rest, by right, belonged to the state.
If you keep working you'll last longer. I'd hate to spend the rest of my life trying to outwit an 18-inch fish.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy; To return home at eventide with gratitude; And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
The Prophet (1923)
What the chimpanzee has done is to prove there is no hard and fast line dividing us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Once you admit that we’re not the only beings with personalities, minds, capable of thought and emotions, it raises ethical issues about the ways we use and abuse so many other sentient, sapient beings — animal beings — every day.
Quoted in The New York Times article, July 9, 2013.
To be a subject for painting, a prospect must present sharp, striking points of view or singular forms, or one object must relieve and set off another. There must be distinct stages and salient points for the eye to rest upon or start from in its progress over the expanse before it. ... The ideal, in a word, is the height of the pleasing, that which satisfies and accords with the inmost longing of the soul: the picturesque is merely a sharper and bolder impression of reality.
Table-Talk: Essays On Men And Manners
People keep telling me I ought to get more for them. I said, 'Well, the rest of the pleasure comes out of knowing I made it.'
Interview with CBS News, February 11, 2009.
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?
O'Keefe was in the hospital for three months, she went to Bermuda for a rest. She didn't make love to me that time, I think on account of her weakness. Too bad.
As the world of chips and glass fibers and wireless waves goes, so goes the rest of the world.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
I find I am shedding hypocrisy in human relationships. What a rest that will be! The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask. I have shed my mask.
Gift from the Sea (1955)
My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Autobiograhy of Malcolm X.
All great works of art have been produced when the artist was intoxicated with the passion for beauty and form which would not let him rest until his thought was expressed in marble or on canvas.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
The successful people are the ones who can think up stuff for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the basis of civil and international law, or at least of custom that has the force of law.
The representatives of business interests are the men to start this enterprise among our people and bring them to a full realization of the very grave seriousness of this war, to make them feel that we are in this war to win, and the probability is that our entering this war is going to be the deciding factor, and that the burden of the success is going to rest upon the United States.
“Stand by the Soldier”, The National Geographic Magazine (May 1917)
Laughing at his own son, who got his mother, and by his mother's means his father also, to indulge him, he told him that he had the most power of any one in Greece: "For the Athenians command the rest of Greece, I command the Athenians, your mother commands me, and you command your mother".
Life of Themistocles
Don’t shed a tear for me, nigga I ain’t happy here, I hope they bury me and send me to my rest, headlines reading murdered to death, my last breath.
Although I don't feel that it's at all necessary to tell you how I feel about the principle of individuality, I know that I'm going to have to spend the rest of my life expressing it one way or another, and I think that I'll accomplish more by expressing it on the keys of a typewriter than by letting it express itself in sudden outbursts of frustrated violence...
Letter to a friend, October 1957
Children, I have come here like the rest of you, to hear what I have to say.
Speaking in Florence, Massachusetts, 1868
Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.
Speech to the Young People's Society, Greenpoint Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn (February 16, 1901).
Surfing soothes me, it's always been a kind of zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave.
There are people who live, breathe and dress tennis. I mean, seriously, give it a rest.
Interview with Rolling Stone, 6/18/2013
What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.
Killer needs his rest. Otherwise he's grumpy all day.
House, No Reason. By Dr. Gregory House.