Leisure Quotes

The three things most difficult are to keep a secret, to forget an injury, and to make good use of leisure.
Chilo
People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry.
Jeanne - Marie Roland

Thorstein veblen, theory of the leisure class (1899) - conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a...
Henry david thoreau - the finest workers in stone are not copper or...
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
George Gordon Byron
Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville

The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.
William Lyon Phelps
Say not, when I have leisure I will study you may not have leisure.
The Mishnah
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An intellectual improvement arises from leisure.
Samuel Johnson
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
Lord Byron
Say not, when I have leisure I will study; you may not have leisure.
The Mishnah
The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation.
George Bernard Shaw
Wealth may be an ancient thing, for it means power, it means leisure, it means liberty.
James Russell Lowell
The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security.
Bertrand Russell
For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief.
Sallust
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things.
Benjamin Franklin
Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy.
Seneca, Moral Letters to Lucilius, 64 A. D.
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
Agnes Repplie
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
Arnold Toynbee
We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.
John Dryden
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
Agnes Repplie
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - - what are they They are the happiest people in the world.
William Lyon Phelps
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure.
Benjamin Franklin
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 14
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have.
William Hazlitt
Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred.
W. N. Taylo
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
Thomas Hobbes
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Mortimer Adle