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Rest Quotes


These are some of the best 'Rest' quotations and sayings.

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

Alternate rest and labor long endure.

Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness - the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.

Make rest a necessity, not an objective.

On the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day.

Rest is not quitting the busy career; rest is the fitting of self to its sphere.

Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.

Rest is valuable only so far as it is a contrast. Pursued as an end, it becomes a most pitiable condition.

Rest unto our souls! - 'tis all we want - the end of all our wishes and pur­suits: we seek for it in titles, in riches and pleasures - climb up after it by am­bition, - come down again and stoop for it by avarice, - try all extremes; nor is it till after many miserable experiments, that we are convinced, at last, we have been seeking everywhere for it but where there is a prospect of finding it; and that is, within ourselves, in a meek and lowly disposition of heart.

Some seek bread; and some seek wealth and ease; and some seek fame, but all are seeking rest.

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.

To will what God wills is the only science that gives us rest.

Too much rest itself becomes a pain.

True rest is not that of torpor, but that of harmony; it is not refusing the struggle, but conquering in it; not resting from duty, but finding rest in it.