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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on rest, satisfaction, and present

Do the best you can . . . enjoy the present . . . rest satisfied with what you have.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anxiety, blessings, bravery, certainty, cheerfulness, constancy, contentment, darkness, dependence, duty, equality, fear, fortune, future, god, good, greatness, happiness, hope, indifference, joy, mankind, mind, people

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient; for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are with us, and within our reach; but we shut our eyes and, like people in the dark, fall foul of the very thing we search for without finding it. Tranquility is a certain equality of mind which no condition of fortune can either exalt or depress. There must be sound mind to make a happy man; there must be constancy in all conditions, a care for the things of this world but without anxiety; and such an indifference to the bounties of fortune that either with them or without them we may live content. True joy is serene. . . . The seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolution of a brave mind that has fortune under its feat. It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it be - without wishing for what he has not.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on brothers, day, happiness, heaven, immortality, lies, losing, rest, and soul

Do not grudge your brother his rest. He has at last become free, safe and immortal, and ranges joyous through the boundless heavens; he has left this low-lying region and has soared upwards to that place which receives in its happy bosom the souls set free from the chains of matter. Your brother has not lost the light of day, but has obtained a more enduring light. He has not left us, but has gone on before.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Sarah Flower Adams on angels, darkness, dreams, god, mercy, praise, rest, and songs

Nearer, my God, to Thee! Nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross That raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Though like the wanderer, The sun gone down, Darkness be over me, My rest a stone, Yet in my dreams I'd be Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee! Nearer to Thee! There let the way appear, Steps unto heav'n, All that thou sendest me, In mercy giv'n, Angels to beckon me, Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Then with my waking thoughts Bright with thy praise, Out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise, So by my woes to be Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Or if, on joyful sing Cleaving the sky, Sun, moon, and stars forgot, Upward I fly, Still all my song shall be Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee!

Sarah Flower Adams (1805 - 1848)

Source: Hymn; music by Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

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A Quote by Sanjay Singh on goals, justice, life, obsession, rest, and trying

Life is just a game, roll the dice, spin the wheel. Whatever comes up is what you get, if you take the game seriously you become obsessed by it, always trying to find a goal, but in the game of life, there is no colourful square that says finish. Only a select few will find it, and the rest will just wither away when they realize that their number never came up. Do not pass go, do not collect $200

Sanjay Singh

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A Quote by Samuel Parkes Cadman on anxiety, defeat, desires, dreams, heroism, idleness, life, luxury, persuasion, promises, rest, safety, security, spirituality, success, and vision

By whatever basis human desires are classified, the promise of an abundant life covers virtually all. To the spiritual it suggests escape from futility; to the sensuous it calls up visions of luxury; to the defeated it is a dream of success. To the idle it pledges ease; to the weary, rest; to the frightened it means safety; to the anxious, security; and to the improvident it conjures inexhaustible resources. Persuade a man that you can give him the thing he most desires and you will be his hero; offer him justification for his failures and he will be your disciple; assure him a boundless supply of "loaves and fishes" and he will seek to make you king.

Samuel Parkes Cadman (1864 - 1936)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on anxiety, future, life, peace, rest, and worry

There is little peace or comfort in life if we are always anxious as to future events. He that worries himself with the dread of possible contingencies will never be at rest.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on angels, guilt, love, peace, poverty, power, rest, and sleep

Philips, whose touch harmonious could remove The pangs of guilty power and hapless love! Rest here, distress'd by poverty no more; Here find that calm thou gav'st so oft before; Sleep undisturb'd within this peaceful shrine, Till angels wake thee with a note like thine!

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Epitaph on Claudius Philips, the Musician.

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A Quote by Samuel Hoffenstein on death, life, peace, rest, and sleep

The dead they sleep a long, long sleep; The dead they rest, and their rest is deep; The dead have peace, but the living weep.

Samuel Hoffenstein (1890 - 1947)

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A Quote by Saint John Chrysostom on rest

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If there were no tribulation, there would be no rest; if there were no winter, there would be no summer.

Saint John Chrysostom (c.345 - 407)

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