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A Quote by Spanish Proverb on rest, meditation, nothingness, letting go, and relaxation

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.

Spanish Proverb

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thomas Moore on soul, reflection, contemplation, beauty, life, and rest

It's important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don't necessarily nurture the soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal's rhythm of rest and activity.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Robert Grudin on happiness, freedom, life, living, work, love, play, rest, and connection

The happy individual is able to renew daily and with full consciousness all the basic expressions of human identity: work, love, communication, play, and rest.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 161

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Earon on relaxation, rest, lounge chair, beer, wine, drinking, alcohol, wealth, and excess

I can't imagine why anyone would need both a lounge chair AND an alcoholic beverage

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Etty Hillesum on busyness, rest, breaks, breath, and pause

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.

Etty Hillesum

Contributed by: loneturtle

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on rest, awakening, enlightenment, cycle, buddhism, and buddha

Those who awaken never rest in one place.
Like swans, they rise and leave the lake.
On the air they rise and fly an invisible course.
Their food is knowledge.
They live on emptiness.
They have seen how to break free.
Who can follow them?

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Dhammapada

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Walter Russell on radioactivity, spiritual, invisible, and rest

And that is what radio-activity is, a quick return to the state of rest which underlies the spiritual or invisible universe.

Walter Russell

Source: The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, rest, virtue, calm, and detachment

The saying goes, 'The sage rests, truly rests and is at ease.' This manifests itself in calmness and detachment, so that worries and distress cannot affect him, nothing unpleasant can disturb him, his Virtue is complete and his spirit is not stirred up.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 130

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on feminine and rest

If we did not have a feminine being within us, how would we rest ourselves?

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 92

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Elizabeth Berg on new and important, rest, weariness, sickness, quiet of my own self, unload my head, think, being alone for awhile, character, and nun

When it's new and important, you have to rest in between times.  And anyway, even when I like a person there is a weariness that comes.  I can be with someone and everything is fine and then all of a sudden it can wash over me like a sickness, that I need the quiet of my own self.  I need to unload my head and look at what I've got in there so far.  See it.  Think what it means.  I always need to come back to being alone for awhile.  I guess I sort of got used to it when I was younger and now it's mixed in my character like eggs in a cake.  Sometimes I wonder, does this mean I'll have to be a nun or something?

Elizabeth Berg

Source: Joy School (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

Contributed by: Kimpossible

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