Repose is a time of quiet relaxation and contemplation.
- But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell.
- To husband out life's taper at the close,
And keep the flames from wasting by repose.
- Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village (1770), line 87.
- The wind breath'd soft as lover's sigh,
And, oft renew'd, seem'd oft to die,
With breathless pause between,
O who, with speech of war and woes,
Would wish to break the soft repose
Of such enchanting scene!
- Walter Scott, Lord of the Isles (1815), Canto IV, Stanza 13.
- These should be hours for necessities,
Not for delights; times to repair our nature
With comforting repose, and not for us
To waste these times.
- Our foster-nurse of nature is repose,
The which he lacks; that to provoke in him,
Are many simples operative, whose power
Will close the eye of anguish.
- The best of men have ever loved repose:
They hate to mingle in the filthy fray;
Where the soul sours, and gradual rancour grows,
Imbitter'd more from peevish day to day.
- James Thomson, The Castle of Indolence (1748), Canto I, Stanza 17.
- Dulcis et alta quies, placidæque simillima morti.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 666-67.
- What sweet delight a quiet life affords.
- William Drummond of Hawthornden, Sonnet, p. 38.
- The toils of honour dignify repose.
- John Hoole, Metastasia, Achilles in Lucias, Act III, last Scene.
- Study to be quiet.
- Thessalonians, IV. 11.
- Deus nobis hæc otia fecit.
- God has given us this repose.
- Virgil, Eclogæ, I. 6.
- Chacun s'égare, et le moins imprudent,
Est celui-là qui plus tôt se repent.
- Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.
- Voltaire, Nanine, II. 10.