A Brief Pause

Sunday, May 12, 2013 – A Brief Pause

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~ Guillaume Apollinaire

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration. ~ Lewis Carroll

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass. ~ Jerzy Kosinski

Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. ~ Rollo May

It’s not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause. ~ Jack Benny

Twilight – a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not. ~ Howard Thurman

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who sees different ways to the same end, will, unless he watches carefully over his own conduct, lay out too much of his attention upon the comparison of probabilities and the adjustment of expedients, and pause in the choice of his road, till some accident intercepts his journey. ~ Samuel Johnson

Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. ~ William Faulkner

The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on. ~ Elbert Hubbard

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. ~ Bertrand Russell

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. ~ Lily Tomlin

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace. ~ Milan Kundera

Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness. ~ George MacDonald

If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle – absolute busyness – then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy – and without consciousness. ~ Gunter Grass

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