Leisure Quotes

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
People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry.
Jeanne - Marie Roland

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Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure.
Benjamin Franklin
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

An intellectual improvement arises from leisure.
Samuel Johnson
The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security.
Bertrand Russell
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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
Say not, when I have leisure I will study; you may not have leisure.
The Mishnah
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
Henry David Thoreau
Wealth may be an ancient thing, for it means power, it means leisure, it means liberty.
James Russell Lowell
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
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
Thorstein Veblen, Theory of the Leisure Class (1899)
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.
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
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
We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.
John Dryden
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
The three things most difficult are to keep a secret, to forget an injury, and to make good use of leisure.
Chilo
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
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things.
Benjamin Franklin
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have.
William Hazlitt
Say not, when I have leisure I will study you may not have leisure.
The Mishnah
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
Arnold Toynbee
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