There is more to life than increasing its speed.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869–1948) Indian Hindu Political leader
I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
—Rita Mae Brown (b.1944) American Writer, Feminist
Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969) American Head of State, Military Leader
No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.
—Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878–1969) American Baptist Clergyman, Theologian
The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.
—Sydney J. Harris (1917–86) American Journalist, Columnist, Drama Critic
Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
Go to bed early, get up early — this is wise.
—Mark Twain (1835–1910) American Humorist
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
—Anatole France (1844–1924) French Novelist
Sleep is the most blessed and blessing of all natural graces.
—Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) English Humanist, Pacifist, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Satirist
Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness.
—May Sarton (1912–95) American Children’s Books Writer, Poet, Novelist
Come, let us give a little time to folly … and even in a melancholy day let us find time for an hour of pleasure.
—Bonaventure (1221–74) Italian Christian Scholar, Theologian, Philosopher
What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace.
—Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) Polish-born British Novelist