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Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

by William Cowper Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.

by Alvin Toffler Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.

What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.

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All of us are watchers -- of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway -- but few are read more

All of us are watchers -- of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway -- but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.

by Peter M. Leschak Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Weak souls always set to work at the wrong time.

Weak souls always set to work at the wrong time.

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Freedom all solace to man gives: He lives at ease that freely lives.

Freedom all solace to man gives: He lives at ease that freely lives.

by John Barbour Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. - Nursery Rhymes of England, 1844.

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. - Nursery Rhymes of England, 1844.

by James Halliwell Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions read more

We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.

by Jean Baudrillard Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. He is able, read more

The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. He is able, to a certain extent, to communicate his misery. He frightens other people as much as they frighten him. He acts like a damper upon the whole room, and the most jovial spirits become, in his presence, depressed and nervous.

by Jerome K. Jerome Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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