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--Matthew 11:28-30
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O God, if I am raw, cook me!
If I am cooked, burn me!

--Kwaja Abdullah Ansari
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Come unto me, all you who
labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you
and learn from me, for I am
meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for
yourselves. For my yoke is
easy, and my burden light.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and
he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And
God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had
rested from all his work which God created and made.
--Genesis 2:1-3
The Holy Bible, King James Version
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For six days work may be done; but
the seventh day is the sabbath rest,
a day for sacred assembly, on which
you shall do no work. The sabbath
shall belong to the Lord wherever
you dwell.

--Leviticus 23:3
New American Bible
...(A) man must abscond from his senses, invert his faculties, and lapse into oblivion of things and of
himself. About which a philosopher addressed the soul: "Withdraw from the restlessness of external
activities!" And again: "Flee and hide from the turmoil of outward occupations and inward thoughts,
for they create nothing but discord!" If God is to speak his Word in the soul, she must be at rest and
at peace, then he speaks in the soul his Word and himself...
--Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)
A German Dominican priest
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

--Ovid (43 BC-17 AD)
During (these) periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive
mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so
much joy and delight.

--Fritjof Capra  (1939-     )
Austrian-born American physicist, founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy and author of 'The Tao of Physics.'

    Sometimes I sits and thinks,
    and sometimes I just sits.

    --Satchel Paige (1906-1982)
     Among the greatest pitchers of all time, Paige pitched
     in both the Negro League and in the Major Leagues.
Verdigris River
Coffeyville, Kansas