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September 2015K 037a

Let your rest be perfect in its season, like the rest of waters that are still.  If you will have a model of your living, take neither the stars, for they fly without ceasing, nor the ocean that ebbs and flows, nor the river that cannot stay, but rather let your life be like that of the summer air, which has times of noble energy and times of perfect peace.  It fills the sails of ships upon the sea, and the miller thanks it on the breezy uplands; it works generously for the health and wealth of all men, yet it claims its hours of rest…

~ Philip Gilbert Hamerton, The Intellectual Life

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