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Soul is at home in the deep, shaded valleys. Heavy torpid flowers saturated with black grow there. The rivers flow like warm syrup. They empty into huge oceans of soul.
— Dalai Lama —

Maybe it's better to adhere to the standards of heaven than to those of this world. Failure doesn't upset you, since you can always rely on eternity; you find your justifications in reasons beyond yourself. Personal loss is less important. And pain. And men. And the present day. Everything continues into eternity, faceless and vast, sleepily torpid and solemnly indifferent. Like the sea: it cannot lament the innumerable deaths that continually occur in it.

— Mesa Selimovic

I must do what my conscience bids. I have borne long with self-reproach that would have roused any mind less torpid and cowardly than mine.

— Elizabeth Gaskell

It is man's own fault, it is from want of use, if his mind grows torpid in old age.

— Samuel Johnson

We have far more to fear from swift than from torpid government.

— George Will

The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

They were pleasant spring days, in which the winter of man's discontent was thawing as well as the earth, and the life that had lain torpid began to stretch itself.

— Henry David Thoreau

The perfection of moral character consists in this, in passing every day as the last, and in being neither violently excited nor torpid nor playing the hypocrite.

— Marcus Aurelius

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