Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Most Important Thing

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.   ~ Leo Tolstoy

Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.   ~ Maya Angelou

I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever. ~ Beatrix Potter

Love turns work into rest.   ~ Teresa of Avila

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.   ~ Etty Hillesum

Rest and be thankful.   ~ William Wordsworth

Quotes about rest, life