Ease Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ease" (showing 1-30 of 58)
Clarence Darrow
“When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death.”
Clarence Darrow, The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow

Samuel Johnson
“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.”
Samuel Johnson, The Life Of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 4

“Don't fear the gods,
Don't worry about death;
What is good is easy to get, and
What is terrible is easy to endure.”
Epicurus, The Epicurus Reader: Selected Writings and Testimonia

John Cleese
“Because, as we all know, it’s easier to do trivial things that are urgent than it is to do important things that are not urgent, like thinking. And it’s also easier to do little things we know we can do than to start on big things that we’re not so sure about.”
John Cleese

Alain de Botton
“Being content is perhaps no less easy than playing the violin well: and requires no less practice.”
Alain de Botton

“Peace is not always easy to grasp or keep close. In the process of attaining and protecting it, you may find yourself tired, weary, and uncertain on how to keep your peace safe. While being uncertain is normal, continue to commit yourself to peacefulness. You are worthy of every drop of sweetness and ease that you encounter. Being tested is a part of the journey. Giving up, and letting go, is not.”
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Charlotte Eriksson
“I rest in ease, knowing there are others out there, whispering themselves to sleep, just like me.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Be the moon in somebody's night. Be the yusr (ease), in somebody's usr (hardship).
“Be the moon in somebody's night. Be the yusr (ease), in somebody's usr (hardship).”
Yasmin Mogahed
tags: ease, moon

Oscar Wilde
“Perhaps one never seems so much at one's ease as when one has to play a part.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
tags: ease, play

Harriet Evans
“It's weird I don't know anything about you,"
"What are you talking about? We just spent the whole day together."
"Yes, but we drank loads and chatted about - I don't even know what we chatted about,"
"I like conversations like that," Tom said. "Much less hard work. with my ex, it was like pulling teeth sometimes. We had loads in common but we didn't see the world the same way." He stopped. "Oh, that sounds good. I should write it down." He got out his phone.
"You're writing that down?"
"Yep" Tom said, fiddling with his phone
She stared at him, trying not to laugh. "Wow. You are weird, do you know that," she said. "Most of the time you're almost normal, but occasionally your super-weird side comes out.”
Harriet Evans, Happily Ever After

John Lanchester
“Arabella was good at making life seem easy, except when she suddenly and dramatically wasn't.”
John Lanchester, Capital
tags: ease, life

G.K. Chesterton
“The modern mind is forced towards the future by a certain sense of fatigue, not unmixed with terror, with which it regards the past. It is propelled towards the coming time; it is, in the exact words of the popular phrase, knocked into the middle of next week. And the goad which drives it on thus eagerly is not an affectation for futurity Futurity does not exist, because it is still future. Rather it is a fear of the past; a fear not merely of the evil in the past, but of the good in the past also. The brain breaks down under the unbearable virtue of mankind. There have been so many flaming faiths that we cannot hold; so many harsh heroisms that we cannot imitate; so many great efforts of monumental building or of military glory which seem to us at once sublime and pathetic. The future is a refuge from the fierce competition of our forefathers. The older generation, not the younger, is knocking at our door. It is agreeable to escape, as Henley said, into the Street of By-and-Bye, where stands the Hostelry of Never. It is pleasant to play with children, especially unborn children. The future is a blank wall on which every man can write his own name as large as he likes; the past I find already covered with illegible scribbles, such as Plato, Isaiah, Shakespeare, Michael Angelo, Napoleon. I can make the future as narrow as myself; the past is obliged to be as broad and turbulent as humanity. And the upshot of this modern attitude is really this: that men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are afraid to look back.”
G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World

Alaric Hutchinson
“Being under stress is like being stranded in a body of water. If you panic, it will cause you to flail around so that the water rushes into your lungs and creates further distress. Yet, by calmly collecting yourself and using controlled breathing you remain afloat with ease.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Thankfully, the nature of pain reminds us of what the ease of pleasure foolishly allows us to forget.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If truth be told, the easy road is nothing more than an armchair in clever disguise. And if you look around, it seems that there are a whole lot of people in the furniture business.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Clearing clutter—be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual—brings about ease and inspires a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

“It's either easy or forget it.”
Marty Rubin

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The goal of comfort is at the self-same time the abandonment of great accomplishments.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Ease is the sign of grace in everything.”
Marty Rubin

“No one is more beautiful to me than a person who's easy to talk to.”
Marty Rubin

“I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves - such an ethical basis I call more proper for a herd of swine. The ideals that have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face live cheerfully, have been Truth, Goodness and Beauty. -Albert Einstein”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Israelmore Ayivor
“Whatever you want is behind the mountain of struggles. Nothing great comes with ease.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

“Hygge relies on us finding a balance between self-containment and wholehearted participation, personal liberty and awareness of the needs of others. It connotes a caring, civilised mode of behaviour that builds companionable ease and trust.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Rachel Archelaus
“Ease happens when you have the feeling of what you want inside of you.”
Rachel Archelaus

“The free soul finds ease in cage.”
tags: ease, free, soul

“You can either close your eyes to the pain in life or you can open them, and ease the pain for everyone else.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The best worship is to ease one’s hard life in any way possible; no holy books, no rules, no temples, none is necessary!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Sam Owen
“Correctly identifying a negative emotion takes the brain out of fight-or-flight mode and into problem-solving mode, out of tension, anger and confusion and into ease, calm and clarity.”
Sam Owen, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

“Let's agree no engineer would design a door to be slammed in order to close properly.”
Roscoe Webster

Katherine Howe
“Usually her reserve kept people -- men especially -- at a distance, but Sam was different. She felt at ease with him, comfortable. More herself. How was it possible to be more yourself when you were with another person?”
Katherine Howe, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

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