There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
— Lewis Carroll

cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
Cato The Elder cessation quote

Happiness is the cessation of suffering.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
— Edwin H. Land

Life is a series of diminishments. Each cessation of an activity either from choice or some other variety of infirmity is a death, a putting to final rest. Each loss, of friend or precious enemy, can be equated with the closing off of a room containing blocks of nerves and soon after the closing off the nerves atrophy and that part of oneself, in essence, drops away. The self is lightened, is held on earth by a gram less of mass and will.
— cessation quotation by Coleman Dowell