Quotes of the Day for 5 August 2001 – Vacation
In the database I have a few pesky quotations for which I have no source, and though many of them are obviously true I rarely use them. For example, "Vacation used to be a luxury, however, in today's world, it has become a necessity." I'm feeling the truth of this one and am taking off this week for a complete change of pace, playing with clay, glazes, and fire at a liturgical art center in the Cascades. (The Grünewald Guild) Daily quotes will resume on the 14th.
Recreation is intended to the mind as whetting is to the scythe, to sharpen the edge of it, which otherwise would grow dull and blunt. He, therefore, that spends his whole time in recreation is every whetting, never mowing; his grass may grow and his steed starve. As, contrarily, he that always toils and never recreates, is ever mowing, never whetting; laboring too much to little purpose; as good no scythe as no edge.
- Bishop Joseph Hall
When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.
- Daniel B. Luten
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
- Blaise Pascal
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