Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell.
Byron—Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 42.

What sweet delight a quiet life affords.
Drummond—Sonnet. P. 38.

To husband out life’s taper at the close,
And keep the flames from wasting by repose.
Goldsmith—Deserted Village. L. 87.

The toils of honour dignify repose.
Hoole—Metastasia. Achilles in Lucias. Act III. Last Scene.

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!
Scott—Lord of the Isles. Canto IV. St. 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.
Henry VIII. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 3.

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.
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 12.

Study to be quiet.
Thessalonians. IV. 11.

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.
Thomson—The Castle of Indolence. Canto I. St. 17.

Dulcis et alta quies, placidæque simillima morti.
Sweet and deep repose, very much resembling quiet death.
Vergil—Æneid. VI. 522.

Deus nobis hæc otia fecit.
God has given us this repose.
Vergil—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.