Quotes of Ceasing

“ Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life. ”

- Plutarch

“ I brought myself down. I impeached myself by resigning. ”

- Richard M. Nixon

“ I have impeached myself by resigning. ”

- Richard Milhous Nixon

“ When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves. ”

- Katherine Mansfield

“ The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer. ”

- St. Augustine

“ Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God. ”

- Peace Pilgrim

“ Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ Pray always; Pray, and never faint; Pray, without ceasing, Pray. ”

- Charles Wesley

“ It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere. ”

- Andre Breton

“ I pray without ceasing now. My personal prayer is: Make me an instrument which only truth can speak. ”

- Peace Pilgrim

“ For we must share, if we would keep, that blessing from above; Ceasing to give, we cease to have; such is the law of love. ”

- Richard Chevenix Trench

“ Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love. ”

- Bible

“ One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature. When one feels such pleasure in non-existence, one's inclination can be completely satisfied only by completely ceasing to exist. ”

- Emile Durkheim

“ I'm hurt, hurt and humiliated beyond endurance, seeing the wheat ripening, the fountains never ceasing to give water, the sheep bearing hundreds of lambs, the she-dogs, until it seems the whole country rises to show me its tender sleeping young while I feel two hammer-blows here instead of the mouth of my child. ”

- Federico Garcia Lorca

“ I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling. ”

- T. S. Eliot
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