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Quote Left Every house where love abides And friendship is a guest, Is surely home, and home, sweet home For there the heart can rest. Quote Right
Quote Left The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and my loitering. I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world. The last scud of the day holds back for me, It flings my likeness after the rest and true as any on the shadow'd wilds, It coaxes me to the vapor and the dusk. I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun, I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags. I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles. You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, But I shall be good health to you nevertheless, And filter and fibre for your blood. Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, Missing me one place search another, I stop somewhere waiting for you. Quote Right
Quote Left Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain, - the impalpable principle of light and thought, pure as when it left the Creator to inspire the creature: whence it came it will return; perhaps again to be communicated to some being higher than man - perhaps to pass through gradations of glory, from the pale human soul to brighten to the seraph! Surely it will never, on the contrary, be suffered to degenerate from man to fiend? No; I cannot believe that: I hold another creed: which no one ever taught me, and which I seldom mention; but in which I delight, and to which I cling: for it extends hope to all: it makes Eternity a rest - a mighty home, not a terror and an abyss. Besides, with this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last: with this creed revenge never worries my heart, degradation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice never crushes me too low: I live in calm, looking to the end. Quote Right
Quote Left I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers at their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever knows. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest. Quote Right
Quote Left Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week. Quote Right
Quote Left My love—my faith—should instil into your bosom a praeternatural calm. You would rest from care.... You would get better.... And if not, He... Quote Right
Quote Left Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family! Quote Right
Quote Left All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty. Quote Right
Quote Left Too much rest is rust. Quote Right
Quote Left When I consider how my light is spent E're half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide, Lodg'd with me useless, though my Soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, least he returning chide, Doth God exact day-labour, light deny'd, I fondly ask; But patience to prevent That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts, who best Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed And post o're Land and Ocean without rest: They also serve who only stand and waite. Quote Right
Quote Left A woman cannot do the thing she ought, which means whatever perfect thing she can, in life, in art, in science, but she fears to let the perfect action take her part and rest there: she must prove what she can do before she does it, -- prate of woman's rights, of woman's mission, woman's function, till the men (who are prating, too, on their side) cry, A woman's function plainly is... to talk. Poor souls, they are very reasonably vexed! Quote Right
Quote Left The chief mate of the Pequod was Starbuck, a native of Nantucket, and a Quaker by descent. He was a long, earnest man, and though born on an icy coast, seemed well adapted to endure hot latitudes, his flesh being hard as twice-baked biscuit. Transported to the Indies, his live blood would not spoil like bottled ale. He must have been born in some time of general drought and famine, or upon one of those fast days for which his state is famous. Only some thirty arid summers had he seen; those summers had dried up all his physical superfluousness. But this, his thinness, so to speak, seemed no more the token of wasting anxieties and cares, than it seemed the indication of any bodily blight. It was merely the condensation of the man. He was by no means ill-looking; quite the contrary. His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates. Looking into his eyes, you seemed to see there the yet lingering images of those thousand-fold perils he had calmly confronted through life. A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds. Yet, for all his hardy sobriety and fortitude, there were certain qualities in him which at times affected, and in some cases seemed well nigh to overbalance all the rest. Uncommonly conscientious for a seaman, and endued with a deep natural reverence, the wild watery loneliness of his life did therefore strongly incline him to superstition; but to that sort of superstition, which in some organizations seems rather to spring, somehow, from intelligence than from ignorance. Outward portents and inward presentiments were his. Quote Right
Quote Left Out of the earth to rest or range Perpetual in perpetual change, The unknown passing through the strange. Quote Right
Quote Left Let no man write my epitaph; for as no man who knows my motives dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them. Let them rest in obscurity and peace! Let my memory be left in oblivion, my tomb remain uninscribed, until other times and other men can do justice to my character. Quote Right
Quote Left Good, better, best. Never rest. Until good be better. And better best. Quote Right
Quote Left Yes. I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punnishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. Quote Right
Quote Left Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time Quote Right
Quote Left While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion. Quote Right
Quote Left A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Quote Right
Quote Left The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. Quote Right
Quote Left Volunteers Many will be shocked to find, When the day of judgement nears, That there's a special place in Heaven Set aside for volunteers. Furnished with big recliners, Satin Couches and footstools, Where ther are no committee chairmen, Nor yard sale or rest area coffee to serve. No library duty or bulletin assembly, There will be nothing to print and staple. Not one thing to fold and mail, Telephone lists will be outlawed. But a finger snap will bring Cool drinks and gourmet dinners And rare treats fit for a king. You ask, Who'll serve these privileged few And work for all the're worth? Why, all those who reaped the benifits, And not once volunteered on Earth. Quote Right
Quote Left Taste is only to be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good but of the truly excellent. I therefore show you only the best works; and when you are grounded in these, you will have a standard for the rest, which you will know how to value, without overrating them. Quote Right
Quote Left And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended. Quote Right
Quote Left We pray for one last landing On the globe that gave us birth; Let us rest our eyes on fleecy skies And the cool green hills of Earth. Quote Right
Quote Left In the fall, when you see geese heading south for the winter fly along in v formation, one might consider what science has discovered as to why geese fly this way. Each bird flaps its wings creating uplift for the bird immediately following. A flock has a greater flying range in formation than a single bird would have on its own. When a goose falls out of formation, it feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly rejoins the formation. The goose takes advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those flying up front to keep their speed. When a goose gets sick or wounded and falls out of formation, two other geese will fall out of formation with that goose to follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with that fallen goose until it is able to fly or it dies. Only then do they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with their flock. People, who share a common direction and sense of community, can reach a goal more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another. It is harder to do something alone than together. It is beneficial to take turns doing demanding work. By sharing leadership and depending upon others in a group, there is a chance to lead and an opportunity to rest. Quote Right
Quote Left There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands. Quote Right
Quote Left But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings. Quote Right
Quote Left We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in order to cater to them with the products of our factories and printing presses and movie studios and all the rest. Quote Right
Quote Left A human being is part of a whole, called by us the 'Universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Quote Right
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Quote Left Mother: the tenderest word on the world's lips. —Khalil Gibran, loose translation/interpretation/paraphrase by Michael R. Burch for Mother's Day 2022 Quote Right
Quote Left Let situations be your motivation, For restoration Quote Right
Quote Left The purest melody you'll ever hear, is the synchronistic beating of two hearts as one. Bill Baker April 12, 2022 Quote Right
Quote Left Why do some nations conquer space: if they haven't restored peace on our planet? A Czar like Putin will experience the same fate as Hitler until his unsatiable vanity will end upon his death. Quote Right
Quote Left - I play on! I am played on! Till I reach restful retreat - Quote Right
Quote Left The worst enemy, is the one you underestimate. August 2021. Quote Right
Quote Left He who is loyal to his interest, betrays anyone. April 2017. Quote Right
Quote Left A normal life is boring, boring is not interesting, then noone will check it out, if noone does check it out, then it will be completely forgotten. November 2017. Quote Right
Quote Left No instant learning machine exist unfortunely, we have to learn all the things from zero, but that's actually what makes a life interesting, that is what life is about. May 2018. Quote Right
Quote Left The stories behind us are interesting but the stories towards us...those are the most curious ones. February 2018. Quote Right
Quote Left If there is no hard work, there is no real rest. May 2018. Quote Right
Quote Left We overrate the past and overestimate future feelings. December 2021. Quote Right
Quote Left White in the shadows I see your face, unbidden. Go, tell Love it is commonplace; tell Regret it is not so rare. Our love is not here though you smile, full of sedulous grace. Lost in darkness, I fear the past is our resting place. ('Ghost' by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: ghost, shadows, regret, relationship, smile, grief, dark) Quote Right
Quote Left The defendant was a poet held in many iron restraints against whom several critics cited numerous complaints. They accused him of trying to reach the 'common crowd,' and they said his poems incited recitals far too loud. ('An Obscenity Trial' by Michael R. Burch, keywords: poets, poems, poetry) Quote Right
Quote Left I have labored sore and suffered death, so now I rest and catch my breath. But I shall come and call right soon heaven and earth and hell to doom. Then all shall know both devil and man just who I was and what I am. ('I Have Labored Sore' loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left The sense of restriction dismisses all other senses. Quote Right
Quote Left Majority of people believe they have nothing in common with the rest of the world They seem to ignore only one fact; THE PLANET THEY LIVE ON Quote Right
Quote Left Disorder and restlessness are parallel and reveal the enigmatic traits of a genius who is amoral and introverted. Quote Right
Quote Left Jesus is my savior He Knows my very heart He loves me inside and out Every single part I thankyou Lord Jesus for saving my soul and giving me eternal life Now that I know I have no fear of death or the the things of the world For I know who watches over me and that person is my Lord Jesus who lives I'll never turn back to my old sinful ways I'll just follow Jesus Christ the rest of my days Quote Right
Quote Left "I thought you were interesting. Not into-resting." Quote Right
Quote Left Restraint in provocation is often not a sign of weakness, It is a great strength. had Pontius Pilate knew this, He would have spoken few words about himself Quote Right
Quote Left "What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly." - Lao Tzu Quote Right
Quote Left A sturdy tree is not only knocked down by a storm but also by human folly. How many trees have you cut down traversing a dense forest and holding your breath? Quote Right
Quote Left Take rest, but don't left the track. Quote Right
Quote Left There is an Cheyenne Proverb stating: "There are two bears wresting in You, One is good the other is evil" Question: which one wins? Answer: The one you feed. Quote Right
Quote Left Who's willing to forgive grievances and restore the path to peaceful debates? If your vengeance hurls angry words, it's your right to do so and make justice prevail with coherent acts of civility. All civil societies are admired for their restraint from violence. A silent voice is never heard, raise your voice and you'll be heard. Quote Right
Quote Left Desde sempre se deve conhecer que as palavras são fortes ou fracas pela maneira daquela pessoa que escuta. Também todo o resto fica ligado à forma como é isso ou aquilo usado Quote Right
Quote Left From the moment of birth life is a poem, each day is a verse. It's hoped our poem will be read, long after we've gone to our rest. Quote Right
Quote Left O amor e a dedicação à outra pessoa é a arma que a Onipotência reservou para argumentar, sensibilizar e criar relacionamentos quando todo o resto falhou. O amor e a dedicação são o sol contra cujos raios a frieza nunca não pode suportar. AH! Amor e dedicação, não há um ser humano em um milhão, nem em todo o imenso quintilhão da terra, cujo coração fica endurecido depois de receber uma dose de amor e dedicação. Quote Right
Quote Left Restitution absent justice is a panacea for the mentally insane Quote Right
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