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A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on danger, people, rest, and world

Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

Source: The Matchmaker, 1954,act I

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A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on fighting, life, and rest

The best part of married life is the fights. The rest is merely so-so.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

Source: The Matchmaker, 1954,act II

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A Quote by Thomas Traherne on action, idleness, rest, and soul

The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.

Thomas Traherne (c. 1637 - 1674)

Source: ca. 1672

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on beginning, joy, pleasure, and rest

Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for Joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

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A Quote by Thomas Jonathan Jackson on duty, providence, and rest

Do your duty and leave the rest to Providence.

Thomas Jackson (1824 - 1863)

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on country, rest, and tyranny

Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 15.

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on debt, foolishness, friendship, repentance, rest, and thought

Lord, often have I thought to myself, I will sin but this one sin more, and then I will repent of it, and of all the rest of my sins together. So foolish was I, and ignorant. As if I should be more able to pay my debts when I owe more: or as if I should say, I will wound my friend once again, and then I will lovingly shake hands with him - but what if my friend will not shake hands with me?

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Source: Good Thoughts in Bad Times

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on achievement, curiosity, god, laziness, energy, mankind, men, and rest

The generality of mankind is lazy. What distinguishes men of genuine achievement from the rest of us is not so much their intellectual powers and aptitudes as their curiosity, their energy, their fullest use of their potentialities. Nobody really knows how smart or talented he is until he finds the incentives to use himself to the fullest. God has given us more than we know what to do with.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Steven Wright on cute, rest, and time

My dental hygienist is cute. Every time I visit, I eat a whole package of Oreo cookies while waiting in the lobby. Sometimes she has to cancel the rest of the afternoon's appointments.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on books, justice, rest, and writing

I'm writing a book. I have the page numbers down. . . . I just have to fill in the rest.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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