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Agitation

The true religion commands us to put away all disquietude of heart, and agitation of mind, and also all commotions and tempests of the soul. - Saint Augustine, aka Augustine of Hippo, St. Austin, Bishop of Hippo
Every affection of the mind that is attended with either pain or pleasure, hope or fear, is the cause of an agitation whose influence extends to the heart, and there induces change from the natural constitution, in the temperature, the pulse and the rest, which impairing all nutrition in its source and abating the powers at large, it is no wonder that various forms of incurable disease in the extremities and in the trunk are the consequence, inasmuch as in such circumstances the whole body labors under the effects of vitiated nutrition and want of native heat. - William Harvey
Is it not astonishing that the love of repose keeps us in continual agitation? -
Providence has given human wisdom the choice between two fates: either hope and agitation, or hopelessness and calm. - Yevgeny Abromovich Baratynsky
When there is nothing in the world that can trigger agitation, then one is free from the pain of longing. - Buddhist Discourses
Fullness is always quiet: agitation will answer for empty vessels only. - Amos Bronson Alcott
The constancy of sages is nothing but the art of locking up their agitation in their hearts. - François de La Rochefoucauld, François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac, Francois A. F. Rochefoucauld-Liancourt
The tranquillity or agitation of our temper does not depend so much on the big things which happen to us in life, as on the pleasant or unpleasant arrangements of the little things which happen daily. - François de La Rochefoucauld, François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac, Francois A. F. Rochefoucauld-Liancourt
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning… Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must certainly pay for all they get. - Frederick Douglass, born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey
The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle... If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. - Frederick Douglass, born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey
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