Quotation Explorer - 'Repose'

From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials; it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles. - Charles Sumner
We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Repose not trust in testing another's degree of honesty at the risk of one's loss in matters big, unless collateralized. - Firoozeh Dumas
Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. - John Muir
He in whom the love of repose predominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy, the first political party he meets most likely his father's. He gets rest, commodity, and reputation; but he shuts the door of truth. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never be hurried in anything. Do all things calmly and in a spirit of repose. Do not lose your inward peace even if everything seems to be going wrong. What is anything in life compared to peace of soul? - Francis de Sales
Natasha, in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked, as women can walk, with the more repose and stateliness the greater the pain and shame in her soul. - Leo Tolstoy
REPOSE, v.i. To cease from troubling. - Ambrose Bierce
These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. - Abigail Adams
There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people seem to think, repose upon a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and sudden acquisition of wealth.
We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. - Indira Gandhi
If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness. - Julie-Jeanne-Eleonore de Lespinasse
A day's work is a day's work, neither more nor less, and the man who does it needs a day's sustenance, a night's repose and due leisure, whether he be painter or ploughman. - George Bernard Shaw
Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The acquisition of culture requires repose, sitting quietly in a room with a book, or alone with one's thoughts even any crowded concert or art museum. - Joseph Epstein
it is an ocean of burning oil I am cast adrift upon, no sea’s repose; I pass from waking agonies… to the semiconscious trance of torment in which the smaller, earlier, deeper rings of the brain know only that the nerves scream, the body aches, and there is no one to turn crying to for comfort. - Iain Banks
LAZINESS, n. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. - Ambrose Bierce
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