Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new... but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design?

— Paracelsus

Blissful Brisk quotations

So, lively brisk old fellow, don't let age get you down.

White hairs or not, you can still be a lover.

They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.

Will it, and set to work briskly.

While briskly to each patriot lip Walks eager round the inspiring flip;

Delicious draught, whose pow'rs inherit The quintessence of public spirit!

Brisk and prompt to war, soft and not in the least able to resist calamity, fickle in catching at schemes, and always striving after novelties - French characteristics remained unaltered twenty centuries after Julius Caesar made a note of them for all time.

I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound.

The Frenchman, easy, debonair, and brisk, Give him his lass, his fiddle, and his frisk, Is always happy, reign whoever may, And laughs the sense of mis'ry far away.

My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit.

The most certain way of ensuring victory is to march briskly and in good order against the enemy, always endeavouring to gain ground.

He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.

There is in souls a sympathy with sounds: And as the mind is pitch'd the ear is pleased With melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave; Some chord in unison with what we hear Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies.

Some pretences daunt and discourage us, while others raise us to a brisk assurance.

.... the brisk exercise imparts elasticity to the muscles, fresh and healthy blood circulates through the brain, the mind works well, the eye is clear, the step is firm, and a day's exertion always makes the evening's repose thoroughly enjoyable.

Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new.

Exercising during the cold and flu season will help people stay in shape, and most likely fight off colds or reduce the number of days a person is ill. The cold season should not be an excuse for the average person to refrain from exercising - working out at the gym, a brisk walk in the park or a jog through the neighborhood.

These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas, such as: "I see where I can make an annual cut of $3.47 in my meat budget." But they have no slow, big ideas.

I have no problem walking in New York because I have a very brisk pace: By the time anyone recognizes me, it's too late, I'm four blocks away from them.

Wit implies hatred or contempt of folly and crime, produces its effects by brisk shocks of surprise, uses the whip of scorpions and the branding-iron, stabs, stings, pinches, tortures, goads, teases, corrodes, undermines.

Certain it is that scandal is good brisk talk, whereas praise of one's neighbor is by no means lively hearing. An acquaintance grilled, scored, devilled, and served with mustard and cayenne pepper excites the appetite; whereas a slice of cold friend with currant jelly is but a sickly, unrelishing meat.

You get most out of walking by going along briskly, swinging the arms and breathing deeply. It also helps promote the circulation of blood to the brain. The Greek philosophers promenaded as they philosophized.

Academical disputation gives vigor and briskness to the mind thus exercised, and relieves the languor of private study and meditation.

As a salesperson, you will be judged by your ability to keep a stalled conversation moving along briskly.

Too much rigidity on the part of teachers should be followed by a brisk spirit of insubordination on the part of the taught.

There is nothing more energizing than inhaling the tang of wilderness, loamy after rain, pungent with the richness of earth shuddering with life, or taking in the brisk dry cleanness of winter.

To brisk notes in cadence beating, glance their many-twinkling feet.

It was one of those days you sometimes get latish in the autumn when the sun beams, the birds toot, and there is a bracing tang in the air that sends the blood beetling briskly through the veins.

Never let stress shape your strategy.

Most women think better after a brisk walk, a light meal, a massage and a nap.

The most common objection that I hear to walking as exercise is that it's too easy, that only sweaty, strenuous activity offers real benefits. But there is abundant evidence that regular, brisk walking is associated with better health, including lower blood pressure, better moods and improved cholesterol ratios.

The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.

When I walk, I try to set a fairly brisk rate.

I love walking outside. I hate machines like treadmills. The path that I have chosen to walk is just city streets, but you see pretty houses, trees... my routes have some hills in them; it's not just straight walking. You have to exercise your heart and lungs.

The Dutch practice euthanasia so briskly that they will kill themselves even before the Islamists get around to it.

Brisk talkers are usually slow thinkers.

There is, indeed, no wild beast more to be dreaded than a communicative man having nothing to communicate. If you are civil to the voluble they will abuse your patience; if brusque, your character.

Unexpected change is like a breath of fresh air -- a little brisk at first, but magic for the body and soul.

The finest and healthiest thing about science is, as in the mountains, the brisk air blowing around in it.--The spiritually delicate (such as artists) shun and slander science owing to this air.