Quotation Explorer - 'Relief'

For a permanent solution to easing tension and soothe the rough waters of the world that cause people to go to drugs, drinking, gambling, pornography, overeating, or anything that will give them some temporary relief, you can’t beat the support and encouragement of a friend. - Jonathan Anthony Burkett
We need the slower and more lasting stimulus of solitary reading as a relief from the pressure on eye, ear and nerves of the torrent of information and entertainment pouring from ever-open electronic jaws. It could end by stupefying us. - Storm Jameson
Is it really you this time, Kells?Well, I’m no maggoty corpse, if that’s what you mean.He grinned. That’s a relief. No maggoty corpse would be that sarcastic. - Colleen Houck
When people die and especially when they die tragically, others can't help but get carried away. They come up with their implausible interpretation and usually resort to cheap psychology. A sense of fatalism is the only form of relief left. - Francesca Marciano
Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress. - George Eliot
A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness. - Ann Radcliffe
I wish that the last breath of your life is a sigh of relief. - Saleem Sharma
No one’s life ever goes as they planned. That truth alone should bring a sense of relief to everyone. - Andrena Sawyer
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music. - George Eliot
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews. - Katharine Hepburn
If we are serious about climbing to higher ground, we will be found in church every Sunday—attending all of our meetings, partaking of the sacrament, participating in Sunday School, and contributing to the spirit found in Relief Society, Primary, and priesthood meetings. - Robert L. Millet
Friendship is not a remedy for loneliness. Loneliness is part of our experience, and if we are looking for relief from loneliness in friendship, we are only going to frustrate the friendship. Friendship, camaraderie, intimacy, all those things, and loneliness lived together in the same experience. - Rich Mullins
It is a relief to discover that although there might be axe murderers and kidnappers in the world, most people seem a lot like us: sometimes afraid and sometimes brave, sometimes cruel and sometimes kind. - Sharon Creech
Life is like a story, when all the resolution is resolved, you heave a sigh of relief. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Even writers need relief from words. - Sarah Vowell
There’s surprising relief and regeneration in finding ourselves within a moment of genuine grace, however small or temporary it may be. - Darrell Calkins
Sometimes a gloomy street is all a sad person needs! A magical relief may arise from the meeting of the two sad things! - Mehmet Murat ildan
He presented justice as a psychological relief. - Jill Leovy
So those pills that offered painless relief stayed stored on the shelf, out of the strength of her reach, high atop the altar of platitudes. - J.R. Hamantaschen
Two hot, close rooms thus became my world; and a crippled old woman, my mistress, my friend, my all. Her service was my duty - her pain, my suffering - her relief, my hope - her anger, my punishment - her regard, my reward. - Charlotte Brontë
Live your life as a novel with a daring, awesome main character; otherwise you’re just there for comic relief. - Alexandra Bunker
You can let go of all that stuff you thought was real when you know it's just a game. What a relief, what a state of grace that brings. - Jay Woodman
Resist the short term temptation of procrastination; the immediate pleasure and relief that it brings does not fair in comparison to the long lasting damage it does to your dreams and goals. - Noel DeJesus
Don Bradman will bat no more against England, and two contrary feelings dispute within us: relief, that our bowlers will no longer be oppressed by this phenomenon; regret, that a miracle has been removed from among us. So must ancient Italy have felt when she heard of the death of Hannibal. - R.C. Robertson-Glasgow
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. - Mark Twain
In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer. - Mark Twain
Charm and nothing but charm at last grows a little tiresome. It's a relief then to deal with a man who isn't quite so delightful but a little more sincere. - W. Somerset Maugham
Rejecting sin is not a burden; on the contrary, it brings freedom and relief. - Sunday Adelaja
I believe that in a way, sadness is happiness for there can be no wrong without right, no light without dark, no success without failure, no relief without pain, no love without hatred and no Snow White without the evil queen. - Girl234
It's a cycle... Religion is a source of relief for those who seek to anesthetize the pain that comes from following its beliefs. - Steve Maraboli
Mind is the only reason for human bondage and relief. Whenever mind is free from all physical attachment it is relieved and finds its way to the god. - Prajwalit
The pain of aloneness and pointlessness is piercing. It demands relief. That single fact that the pain of living apart from God is unbearable exposes our sinfulness as horribly grotesque and foolish. We insist on finding relief without coming to God on His terms. - Larry Crabb
If you want relief from pain just strive to touch more of every part of life. - Bryant McGill
I just realized that I don't have to have an opinion about everything--what a relief! - David R. Hawkins
In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all... Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better... And yet this is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again. - Abraham Lincoln
I am not a fan of sealed up sterile homes or Faraday cages and their use in human health, although I do understand that some people do feel relief in these environments. - Steven Magee
I kept waiting for the part where I’d finally know who I was some flashing, neon moment of relief, but it never came. - Jennifer Elisabeth
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer."[, a Biography] - Mark Twain
There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
The self centred disregard for anything living outside of me , is pure solipsism. One may feel the world is pure evil but its " I " who filters the thought through "my "own un - coping mind, seeking complete annihilation of the world for my own self relief ! - BinYamin Gulzar
I find relief from the questions only when I concede that I am not obliged to know everything. I remind myself it is sufficient to know what I know, and that what I know, may not always be true. - Maya Angelou
Many find in sex and economics the meaning of life and the reason of it all. The consequence of this is that the goal of life for many has become a relief of tension. - Sachindra Kumar Majumdar
Redemption came as a wave of relief, but then it followed with a burden. - Building 429
We may find great relief and inexplicable solace in purposefully looking beyond grief in order to determine the provision made within it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Love someone because their soul inspires you, not because you’re interested in the relief from loneliness and companionship they can provide. Anybody can do that. Not just anybody can show you to yourself. - Brianna Wiest
Opportunity for all means making taxes fair. I'm not out to soak the rich. But I do believe the rich should pay their fair share. For twelve years, the Republicans have raised taxes on the middle class. It's time to give the middle class tax relief. - Bill Clinton
When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration.
Still not sure about how easily he could be integrated into their posse, Trevor smiled in delighted relief at how tolerantly two of his close friends had received his new identity. - Zack Love
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