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Leisure quotes by Bernard Berenson
#1. Who will free me from hurry, flurry, the feeling of a crowd pushing behind me, of being hustled and crushed? How can I regain even for a minute the feeling of ample leisure I had during my early, my creative years? Then I seldom felt fussed, or hurried. There was time for work, for play, for love, the confidence that if a task was not done at the appointed time, I easily could fit it into another hour. I used to take leisure for granted, as I did time itself. #Quote by Bernard Berenson
Leisure quotes by John Burroughs
#2. I do not think I exaggerate the importance or the charms of pedestrianism, or our need as a people to cultivate the art. I think it would tend to soften the national manners, to teach us the meaning of leisure, to acquaint us with the charms of the open air, to strengthen and foster the tie between the race and the land. No one else looks out upon the world so kindly and charitably as the pedestrian; no one else gives and takes so much from the country he passes through. #Quote by John Burroughs
Leisure quotes by Anthony T. Hincks
#3. You know it's Friday when the weekend comes knocking at your front door. #Quote by Anthony T. Hincks
Leisure quotes by Geraldine Brooks
#4. At fifteen, I have taken up the burdens of a woman, and have come to feel I am one. Furthermore, I am glad of it. For I now no longer have the time to fall into such sins as I committed as a girl, when hours that were my own to spend spread before me like a gift. #Quote by Geraldine Brooks
Leisure quotes by George Gilder
#5. The fundamental fact in the lives of the poor in most parts of America is that the wages of common labor are far below the benefits of AFDC, Medicaid, food stamps, public housing, public defenders, leisure time and all the other goods and services of the welfare state. #Quote by George Gilder
Leisure quotes by Heraclitus
#6. Time is a game played beautifully by children. #Quote by Heraclitus
Leisure quotes by Samuel Johnson
#7. Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Leisure quotes by William Hazlitt
#8. The busier we are the more leisure we have. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Leisure quotes by Susan Maushart
#9. The more interesting life becomes, in other words, the more boredom we are doomed to experience. #Quote by Susan Maushart
Leisure quotes by Francine Du Plessix Gray
#10. In Aristotle ... leisure is a far more noble, spiritual goal than work ... leisure is pursued solely for its own sake ... : the pleasures of music and poetry, ... conversation with friends, and ... gratuitous, playful speculation. In Latin, the ultimate good is otium - the opposite is negotium, or gainful work.
We have sought too much counsel in the proto-Calvinist work ethic preached by St Paul ... during the cessation of work we nurture family, educate, nourish friendships ... in loafing, most of our innovations come ... the routine of daily work has too often served as ... sleep ... a refuge from two crucial states - awakedness to the needs of others, and to the transcendent, which only comes ... loitering, dallying, tarrying, goofing off. #Quote by Francine Du Plessix Gray
Leisure quotes by Rory Bremner
#11. Genealogy is among the fastest-growing leisure pursuits in the U.K. Indeed, the urge to uncover the truth about our ancestors has proved so compelling that, when the 1901 census first went online, the website crashed after a million people logged on within hours of its launch. #Quote by Rory Bremner
Leisure quotes by George MacDonald
#12. It was foolish indeed - thus to run farther and farther from all who could help her, as if she had been seeking a fit spot for the goblin creature to eat her in at his leisure; but that is the way fear serves us: it always sides with the thing we are afraid of. #Quote by George MacDonald
Leisure quotes by LisaRaye McCoy-Misick
#13. Acting is wonderful, but it's not pulling in the type of money that I want. It's not bringing in the type of money that I am used to or the type of money that is going to supply my lifestyle. I'm a leisure girl; I like to be over in Italy or in Europe, you know shopping or vacationing, you know. #Quote by LisaRaye McCoy-Misick
Leisure quotes by Margaret Mitchell
#14. You can go to the Devil and not at your leisure. You can go now, for all I care.'
'My pet, I've been to the Devil and he's a very dull fellow. I won't go there again, not even for you. #Quote by Margaret Mitchell
Leisure quotes by Richard Steele
#15. Pleasure seizes the whole man who addicts himself to it, and will not give him leisure for any good office in life which contradicts the gayety of the present hour. #Quote by Richard Steele
Leisure quotes by Robert M. Pirsig
#16. Unless you're fond of hollering you don't make great conversations on a running cycle. Instead you spend your time being aware of things and meditating on them. On sights and sounds, on the mood of the weather and things remembered, on the machine and the countryside you're in, thinking about things at great leisure and length without being hurried and without feeling you're losing time. #Quote by Robert M. Pirsig
Leisure quotes by Jeff Carlson
#17. I think we're programmed for hardship. In my experience, human beings are happiest when they're working themselves to the bone. People are more likely to feel adrift and unsatisfied when they have too much leisure time. Obstacles are good. #Quote by Jeff Carlson
Leisure quotes by Charles Bukowski
#18. In the old days, before I was married, or knew a lot of women, I would just pull down all the shades and go to bed for three or four days. I'd get up to shit. I'd eat a can of beans, go back to bed, just stay there for three or four days. Then I'd put on my clothes and I'd walk outside, and the sunlight was brilliant, and the sounds were great. I felt powerful, like a recharged battery. But you know the first bring-down? The first human face I saw on the sidewalk, I lost half my charge right there. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Leisure quotes by Amy Carmichael
#19. If I myself dominate myself, if my thoughts revolve round myself, if I am so occupied with myself I rarely have "a heart at leisure from itself," then I know nothing of Calvary love. #Quote by Amy Carmichael
Leisure quotes by Milan Kundera
#20. Because people who decline organized leisure activities are deserters from the great common struggle against boredom, and they deserve neither attention nor helmets. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Leisure quotes by Aldous Huxley
#21. Our civilisation being what it is, you've got to spent eight hours out of every twenty-four as a mixture between an imbecile and a sewing machine. It's very disagreeable, I know. It's humiliating and disgusting. But there you are. You've got to do it, otherwise the whole fabric of our world will fall to bits and we'll starve. Do the job then, idiotically and mechanically; and spend your leisure hours in being a real complete man or woman. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Leisure quotes by Samuel Johnson
#22. Good-humor is a state between gayety and unconcern,
the act or emanation of a mind at leisure to regard the gratification of another. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Leisure quotes by Blaise Pascal
#23. Reverend Fathers, my letters do not customarily follow one another so closely, nor are they usually so extensive. The little time I have had has caused both. I have made this one longer only because I have not had the leisure of making it shorter. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Leisure quotes by Samuel Johnson
#24. The safe and general antidote against sorrow is employment. It is commonly observed, that among soldiers and seamen, though there is much kindness, there is little grief; they see their friend fall without any of that lamentation which is indulged in security and idleness, because they have no leisure to spare from the care of themselves; and whoever shall keep his thoughts equally busy will find himself equally unaffected with irretrievable losses. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Leisure quotes by Karl Marx
#25. Work is external to the worker ... It is not part of his nature; consequently he does not fulfill himself in his work but denies himself ... The worker therefore feels himself at home only during his leisure time, whereas at work he feels homeless. #Quote by Karl Marx
Leisure quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#26. It came upon me little by little. I came to like the life here, with its ease and its leisure, and the people, with their good-nature and their happy smiling faces. I began to think. I'd never had time to do that before. I began to read."
"You always read."
"I read for examinations. I read in order to be able to hold my own in conversation. I read for instruction. Here I learned to read for pleasure. I learned to talk. Do you know that conversation is one of the greatest pleasures in life? But it wants leisure. I'd always been too busy before. And gradually all the life that had seemed so important to me began to seem rather trivial and vulgar. What is the use of all this hustle and this constant striving? #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Leisure quotes by Tom Petty
#27. I've learned one thing, and that's to quit worrying about stupid things. You have four years to be irresponsible here, relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does ... #Quote by Tom Petty
Leisure quotes by George Eliot
#28. Ingenious philosophers tell you, perhaps, that the great work of the steam-engine is to create leisure for mankind. Do not believe them: it only creates a vacuum for eager thought to rush in. Even idleness is eager now - eager for amusement; prone to excursion-trains, art museums, periodical literature, and exciting novels; prone even to scientific theorizing and cursory peeps through microscopes. Old Leisure was quite a different personage. He only read one newspaper, innocent of leaders, and was free from that periodicity of sensations which we call post-time. He was a contemplative, rather stout gentleman, of excellent digestion; of quiet perceptions, undiseased by hypothesis; happy in his inability to know the causes of things, preferring the things themselves. He lived chiefly in the country, among pleasant seats and homesteads, and was fond of sauntering by the fruit-tree wall and scenting the apricots when they were warmed by the morning sunshine, or of sheltering himself under the orchard boughs at noon, when the summer pears were falling. He knew nothing of weekday services, and thought none the worse of the Sunday sermon if it allowed him to sleep from the text to the blessing; liking the afternoon service best, because the prayers were the shortest, and not ashamed to say so; for he had an easy, jolly conscience, broad-backed like himself, and able to carry a great deal of beer or port-wine, not being made squeamish by doubts and qualms and lofty aspirations. #Quote by George Eliot
Leisure quotes by Carl Safina
#29. Most people fantasize that if they won the lottery, they would quit their jobs and immerse themselves in leisure, play, family, parenthood, occasional thrilling sex; they'd eat when they were hungry and sleep whenever they felt sleepy. Many people, if they won the lottery and got rich quick, would want to live like elephants. #Quote by Carl Safina
Leisure quotes by Bertrand Russell
#30. The conception of duty, speaking historically, has been a means used by the holders of power to induce others to live for the interests of their masters rather than for their own. Of course the holders of power conceal this fact from themselves by managing to believe that their interests are identical with the larger interests of humanity. Sometimes this is true; Athenian slave owners, for instance, employed part of their leisure in making a permanent contribution to civilization which would have been impossible under a just economic system. Leisure is essential to civilization, and in former times leisure for the few was only rendered possible by the labors of the many. But their labors were valuable, not because work is good, but because leisure is good. And #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Leisure quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#31. My passionate leisure pursuit are reading, wondering and writing. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Leisure quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#32. And therefore, Reader, I myself am the subject of my book: it is not reasonable that you should employ your leisure on a topic so frivolous and so vain. Therefore, Farewell: #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Leisure quotes by Russell L. Ackoff
#33. Traditional education focuses on teaching, not learning. It incorrectly assumes that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught. However, most of what we learn before, during, and after attending schools is learned without its being taught to us. A child learns such fundamental things as how to walk, talk, eat, dress, and so on without being taught these things. Adults learn most of what they use at work or at leisure while at work or leisure. Most of what is taught in classroom settings is forgotten, and much or what is remembered is irrelevant. #Quote by Russell L. Ackoff
Leisure quotes by Francine Jay
#34. My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do. #Quote by Francine Jay
Leisure quotes by Ogden Nash
#35. I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance. #Quote by Ogden Nash
Leisure quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#36. the two priests were talking exactly like priests, piously, with learning and leisure, about the most aerial enigmas of theology. The little Essex priest spoke the more simply, with his round face turned to the strengthening stars; the other talked with his head bowed, as if he were not even worthy to look at them. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Leisure quotes by Henry Ford
#37. Where people work longest and with least leisure, they buy the fewest goods. No towns were so poor as those of England where the people, from children up, worked fifteen and sixteen hours a day. They were poor because these overworked people soon wore out
they became less and less valuable as workers. Therefore, they earned less and less and could buy less and less. #Quote by Henry Ford
Leisure quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#38. Nobody can live in society without conventions. The reason why sensible people are as conventional as they can bear to be is that conventionality saves so much time and thought and trouble and social friction of one sort or another that it leaves them much more leisure time for freedom than unconventionality does. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Leisure quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#39. My overflowing leisure handed me the world and at the same time prevented me from seeing it. Just as the sun, filtering through the closed venetian blinds on a hot afternoon, makes the whole magnificence of summer blaze in my mind; whereas if I face its direct harsh glare it blinds me. #Quote by Simone De Beauvoir
Leisure quotes by William Butler Yeats
#40. It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says there is no wisdom without leisure. #Quote by William Butler Yeats
Leisure quotes by Francis Quarles
#41. Make thy recreation servant to thy business, lest thou become a slave to thy recreation. #Quote by Francis Quarles
Leisure quotes by John Piper
#42. I asked, can work and leisure and relationships and eating and lovemaking and ministry all really flow from a single passion? Is there something deep enough and big enough and strong enough to hold all that together? Can sex and cars and work and war, and changing diapers and doing taxes really have a God exalting, soul satisfying unity? Now we see that every experience in life is designed to magnify the cross of Christ. Or to say it another way, every good thing in life (or bad thing graciously turned for good) is meant to magnify Christ and Him crucified.
Not to aim to show God is not to love, because God is what we need most deeply ... If you don't point people to God for everlasting joy, you don't love. You waste your life. #Quote by John Piper
Leisure quotes by Anne Lamott
#43. For a life oriented to leisure is in the end a life oriented to death – the greatest leisure of all. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Leisure quotes by Ayad Akhtar
#44. I think that the thematic, formal history of the literary form ultimately harkens back to a different political system. That is to say, a feudal order: the aristocratic dispensation of leisure time, the refinements of the self. With the shift from feudal aristocracy to democracy there has been a long process of evolution. I think we're in the throes of a kind of steep, logarithmic shift, and I think that literary forms are losing their capacity to connect people to issues, to the experiences that feel most meaningful to them. #Quote by Ayad Akhtar
Leisure quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#45. What you imagine as overwhelming or terrifying while at leisure becomes something you can cope with when you must-there is no time for fear. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Leisure quotes by Lance Blomgren
#46. 5236 rue St. Urbain

The baby girl was a quick learner, having synthesized a full range of traits of both of her parents, the charming and the devious. Of all the toddlers in the neighbourhood, she was the first to learn to read and also the first to tear out the pages. Within months she mastered the grilling of the steaks and soon thereafter presented reasons to not grill the steaks. She was the first to promote a new visceral style of physical comedy as a means of reinvigorate the social potential of satire, and the first to declare the movement over. She appreciated the qualities of movement and speed, but also understood the necessity of slowness and leisure. She quickly learned the importance of ladders. She invented games with numerous chess-boards, matches and glasses of unfinished wine.

Her parents, being both responsible and duplicitous people, came up with a plan to protect themselves, their apartment and belongings, while also providing an environment to encourage the open development of their daughter's obvious talents. They scheduled time off work, put on their pajamas and let the routines of the apartment go. They put their most cherished books right at her eye-level and gave her a chrome lighter. They blended the contents of the fridge and poured it into bowls they left on the floor. They took to napping in the living room, waking only to wipe their noses on the picture books and look blankly at the costumed characters on the TV shows. They #Quote by Lance Blomgren
Leisure quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#47. The coming peril is the intellectual, educational, psychological and artistic overproduction, which, equally with economic overproduction, threatens the well-being of contemporary civilisation. People are inundated, blinded, deafened, and mentally paralysed by a flood of vulgar and tasteless externals, leaving them no time for leisure, thought, or creation from within themselves. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Leisure quotes by Roy Thomson
#48. If you want to live and you want to prosper, you've got to be ambitious. You've got to be ready to sacrifice leisure and pleasure, and you've got to plan ahead. I was forty years old before I had any money at all. But these things don't happen overnight. Now, how many people are there who will wait that long to be successful, and work all the time? Not very many. Maybe they're right. Maybe I'm a bloody fool. But I don't think I am. #Quote by Roy Thomson
Leisure quotes by Sylvia Plath
#49. It will be long before everyone is wiped out. People live in war time, they always have. There was terror down through history - and the men who saw the Spanish Armada sail over the rim of the world, who saw the Black death wipe out half of Europe, those men were frightened, terrified. But though they lived and died in fear, I am here; we have built again. And so I will belong to a dark age, and historians will say "We have few documents to show how the common people lived at this time. Records lead us to believe that a majority were killed. But there were glorious men." And school children will sigh and learn the names of Truman and Senator McCarthy. Oh, it is hard for me to reconcile myself to this. But maybe this is why I am a girl - - - so I can live more safely than the boys I have known and envied, so I can bear children, and instill in them the biting eating desire to learn and love life which I will never quite fulfill, because there isn't time, because there isn't time at all, but instead the quick desperate fear, the ticking clock, and the snow which comes too suddenly upon the summer. Sure, I'm dramatic and sloppily semi-cynical and semi-sentimental. But in leisure years I could grow and choose my way. Now I am living on the edge. We all are on the brink, and it takes a lot of nerve, a lot of energy, to teeter on the edge, looking over, looking down into the windy blackness and not being quite able to make out, through the yellow, stinking mist, just what lies belo #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Leisure quotes by Seneca.
#50. There will always be causes for anxiety, whether due to prosperity or to wretchedness. Life will be driven on through a succession of preoccupations: we shall always long for leisure, but never enjoy it. #Quote by Seneca.
Leisure quotes by Aristotle.
#51. Men must be able to engage in business and go to war, but leisure and peace are better; they must do what is necessary and indeed what is useful, but what is honorable is better. On such principles children and persons of every age which requires education should be trained. #Quote by Aristotle.
Leisure quotes by Ernst Junger
#52. A general is a specialist insofar as he has master his craft. Beyond that and outside the arbitrary pro and con, he keeps a third possibility intact and in reserve: his own substance. He knows more than what he embodies and teaches, has other skills along with the ones for which he is paid. He keeps all that to himself; it is his property. It is set aside for his leisure, his soliloquies, his nights. At a propitious moment, he will put it into action, tear off his mask. So far, he has been racing well; within sight is the finish line, his final reserves start pouring in. Fate challenges him; he responds. The dream, even in an erotic encounter, comes true. But causally, even here; every goal is a transition for him. The bow should snap rather than aiming the arrow at a finite target. #Quote by Ernst Junger
Leisure quotes by Allan Bloom
#53. [A]ny notion of the serious life of leisure, as well as men's taste and capacity to live it, had disappeared. Leisure became entertainment. #Quote by Allan Bloom
Leisure quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#54. It is just this rage for consideration that has betrayed the dog into his satellite position as the friend of man. The cat, an animal of franker appetites, preserves his independence. But the dog, with one eye ever on the audience, has been wheedled into slavery, and praised and patted into the renunciation of his nature. Once he ceased hunting and became man's plate-licker, the Rubicon was crossed. Thenceforth he was a gentleman of leisure; and except the few whom we keep working, the whole race grew more and more self-conscious, mannered and affected. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Leisure quotes by Steven Pinker
#55. cademics and intellectuals are culture vultures. In a gathering of today's elite, it is perfectly acceptable to laugh that you barely passed Physics for Poets and Rocks for Jocks and have remained ignorant of science ever since, despite the obvious importance of scientific literacy to informed choices about personal health and public policy. But saying that you have never heard of James Joyce or that you tried listening to Mozart once but prefer Andrew Lloyd Webber is as shocking as blowing your nose on your sleeve or announcing that you employ children in your sweatshop, despite the obvious unimportance of your tastes in leisure-time activity to just about anything. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Leisure quotes by Augustus William Hare
#56. The thoughtful excitement of lonely rambles, of gardening, and of other like occupations, where the mind has leisure to must during the healthful activity of the body, with the fresh and wakeful breezes blowing round it ... #Quote by Augustus William Hare
Leisure quotes by Dorothy Allison
#57. Beauty is a hard thing. Beauty is a mean story. Beauty is slender girls who die young, fine-featured delicate creatures about whom men write poems. Beauty, my first girlfriend said to me, is that inner quality often associated with great amounts of leisure time. And I loved her for that. #Quote by Dorothy Allison
Leisure quotes by Stefan Zweig
#58. Ambition had never troubled me, so I decided to begin by watching life at my leisure for a few years, waiting until I finally felt tempted to find some circle of influence for myself. #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Leisure quotes by Brigid Schulte
#59. As work weeks get longer and leisure time shrinks, people are becoming sicker, more distracted, absent, unproductive, and less innovative. #Quote by Brigid Schulte
Leisure quotes by Timothy Keller
#60. The church's approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him to not be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours and to come to church on Sundays. What the church should be telling him is this: that the very first demand that his religion makes upon him is that he should make good tables. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Leisure quotes by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
#61. When the lifestyle of a social group becomes obsolete, when work turns into a boring routine and community responsibilities lose their meaning, it is likely that leisure will become increasingly more important. And if a society becomes too dependent on entertainment, it is likely that there will be less psychic energy left to cope creatively with the technological and economic challenges that will inevitably arise. #Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Leisure quotes by Walter Huston
#62. I've got to make a new life for myself, I'm out to learn how to enjoy my leisure now that I'm retired. I've been doing things people expected of me always. I want to feel free. I want to sit under a linden tree with nothing more important to worry about than the temperature of the beer, if there is anything more important. #Quote by Walter Huston
Leisure quotes by Artemus Ward
#63. I am happiest when I am idle. I could live for months without performing any kind of labor, and at the expiration of that time I should feel fresh and vigorous enough to go right on in the same way for numerous more months. #Quote by Artemus Ward
Leisure quotes by Mental Floss
#64. On the list of european royalty's leisure activities, "overrunning Poland" has historically been a close second to "sex". #Quote by Mental Floss
Leisure quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#65. But the worst touristification is the life we moderns have to lead in captivity, during our leisure hours: Friday night opera, scheduled parties, scheduled laughs. Again, golden jail. This "goal-driven" attitude hurts deeply inside my existential self. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Leisure quotes by Seneca.
#66. You will notice that the most powerful and highly stationed men let drop remarks in which they pray for leisure, praise it, and rate it higher than all their blessings. #Quote by Seneca.
Leisure quotes by Booker T. Washington
#67. Frederick Douglass, of sainted memory, once, in addressing his race, used these words: "We are to prove that we can better our own condition. One way to do this is to accumulate property. This may sound to you like a new gospel. You have been accustomed to hear that money is the root of all evil, etc. On the other hand, property - money, if you please - will purchase for us the only condition by which any people can rise to the dignity of genuine manhood; for without property there can be no leisure, without leisure there can be no thought, without thought there can be no invention, without invention there can be no progress. #Quote by Booker T. Washington
Leisure quotes by James Madison
#68. Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes. #Quote by James Madison
Leisure quotes by Alan W. Watts
#69. We therefore work, not
for the work's sake, but for money - and money is supposed to get us
what we really want in our hours of leisure and play. In the United
States even poor people have lots of money compared with the wretched
and skinny millions of India, Africa, and China, while our middle andupper classes (or should we say "income groups") are as prosperous as
princes. Yet, by and large, they have but slight taste for pleasure. Money
alone cannot buy pleasure, though it can help. For enjoyment is an art
and a skill for which we have little talent or energy. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Leisure quotes by Sean O'Casey
#70. Work! labor the asparagus me of life; the one great sacrament of humanity from which all other things flow - security, leisure, joy, art, literature, even divinity itself. #Quote by Sean O'Casey
Leisure quotes by Anthony Burgess
#71. Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Leisure quotes by Eraldo Banovac
#72. Reading might be the root of ideas and inventions, even in the case of leisure reading. #Quote by Eraldo Banovac
Leisure quotes by Helen Keller
#73. So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me 'arch priestess of the sightless,' 'wonder woman,' and a 'modern miracle.' But when it comes to a discussion of poverty, and I maintain that it is the result of wrong economics - that the industrial system under which we live is at the root of much of the physical deafness and blindness in the world - that is a different matter! It is laudable to give aid to the handicapped. Superficial charities make smooth the way of the prosperous; but to advocate that all human beings should have leisure and comfort, the decencies and refinements of life, is a Utopian dream, and one who seriously contemplates its realization indeed must be deaf, dumb, and blind. #Quote by Helen Keller
Leisure quotes by Anonymous
#74. When will I have sufficient leisure/wealth to sit on hay-bale watching moon rise, while in luxurious mansion family sleeps? At that time, will have chance to reflect deeply on meaning of life etc., etc. Have a feeling and have always had a feeling that this and other good things will happen for us! #Quote by Anonymous
Leisure quotes by Thorstein Veblen
#75. The office of the leisure class in social evolution is to retard the movement and to conserve what is obsolescent. This proposition is by no means novel; it has long been one of the commonplaces of popular opinion. #Quote by Thorstein Veblen
Leisure quotes by Josemaria Escriva
#76. Many Christians take their time and have leisure enough in their social life (no hurry here). They are leisurely, too, in their professionally activities, at table and recreation (no hurry here either). But isn't it strange how those same Christians find themselves in such a rush and want to hurry the priest, in their anxiety to shorten the time devoted to the most holy sacrifice of the altar? #Quote by Josemaria Escriva
Leisure quotes by David Foster Wallace
#77. I have now seen sucrose beaches and water a very bright blue. I have seen an all-red leisure suit with flared lapels. I have smelled suntan lotion spread over 2,100 pounds of hot flesh. I have been addressed as "Mon" in three different nations. I have seen 500 upscale Americans dance the Electric Slide. I have seen sunsets that looked computer-enhanced. I have (very briefly) joined a conga line. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Leisure quotes by Taimoor
#78. Leisure Hours more then needs are roots sins #Quote by Taimoor
Leisure quotes by Aristotle.
#79. The use of music for intellectual enjoyment in leisure; #Quote by Aristotle.
Leisure quotes by Robert Browning
#80. When a man's busy, why leisure Strikes him as wonderful pleasure: 'Faith, and at leisure once is he? Straightway he wants to be busy. #Quote by Robert Browning
Leisure quotes by Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
#81. News-hunters have great leisure, with little thought; much petty ambition to be considered intelligent, without any other pretension than being able to communicate what they have just learned. #Quote by Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
Leisure quotes by Agnes Repplier
#82. The necessity of knowing a little about a great many things is the most grievous burden of our day. It deprives us of leisure on the one hand, and of scholarship on the other. #Quote by Agnes Repplier
Leisure quotes by Gene Perret
#83. Leisure: A fancy word for people who don't want to admit they're bored. #Quote by Gene Perret
Leisure quotes by Marty Rubin
#84. An easy life, but not a sedentary one. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Leisure quotes by Auliq Ice
#85. Having thought it through at your leisure, you'll be able to say no with greater confidence. #Quote by Auliq Ice
Leisure quotes by Molly Ivins
#86. Nothing like a few restful weeks contemplating the decline of civilization to restore the humors. What I did on my summer vacation was listen to a lot of people talk about the decline of practically everything - you could call it the leisure of the theory class. #Quote by Molly Ivins
Leisure quotes by A.J.Cronin
#87. From every work without leisure, Jack becomes a dull boy. #Quote by A.J.Cronin
Leisure quotes by Neel Burton
#88. One of the central tenets of the Western worldview is that one should always be engaged in some kind of outward task. Thus, the Westerner structures his time - including, sometimes, even his leisure time - as a series of discrete programmed activities which he must submit to in order to tick off from an actual or virtual list. One need only observe the expression on his face as he ploughs through yet another family outing, cultural event, or gruelling exercise routine to realise that his aim in life is not so much to live in the present moment as it is to work down a never-ending list. If one asks him how he is doing, he is most likely to respond with an artificial smile, and something along the lines of, 'Fine, thank you – very busy of course!' In many cases, he is not fine at all, but confused, exhausted, and fundamentally unhappy. In contrast, most people living in a country such as Kenya in Africa do not share in the Western worldview that it is noble or worthwhile to spend all of one's time rushing around from one task to the next. When Westerners go to Kenya and do as they are wont to do, they are met with peels of laughter and cries of 'mzungu', which is Swahili for 'Westerner'. The literal translation of 'mzungu' is 'one who moves around', 'to go round and round', or 'to turn around in circles'. #Quote by Neel Burton
Leisure quotes by William Ralph Inge
#89. The soul is dyed by the color of its leisure hours. #Quote by William Ralph Inge
Leisure quotes by Elsa Barker
#90. I wish you could arrange your life so as to have a little more leisure. I do not want you to be lazy, but the passive conditions of the mind are quite as valuable as the active conditions. #Quote by Elsa Barker
Leisure quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#91. Unless we have the courage to fight for a revival of wholesome reserve between man and man, we shall perish in an anarchy of human values ... . Socially it means the renunciation of all place-hunting, a break with the cult of the "star," an open eye both upwards and downwards, especially in the choice of one's more intimate friends, and pleasure in private life as well as courage to enter public life. Culturally it means a return from the newspaper and the radio to the book, from feverish activity to unhurried leisure, from dispersion to concentration, from sensationalism to reflection, from virtuosity to art, from snobbery to modesty, from extravagance to moderation. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Leisure quotes by John Ruskin
#92. In our whole life melody the music is broken off here and there by rests, and we foolishly think we have come to the end of time. God sends a time of forced leisure, a time of sickness and disappointed plans, and makes a sudden pause in the hymns of our lives, and we lament that our voice must be silent and our part missing in the music which ever goes up to the ear of our Creator. Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn the time and not be dismayed at the rests. If we look up, God will beat the time for us. #Quote by John Ruskin
Leisure quotes by Winston Churchill
#93. I feel devoutly thankful to have been born fond of writing. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Leisure quotes by Bertrand Russell
#94. Throughout the Middle Ages, Jews had no part in the culture of Christian countries, and were too severely persecuted to be able to make contributions to civilization, beyond supplying capital for the building of cathedrals and such enterprises. It was only among the Mohammedans, at that period, that Jews were treated humanely, and were able to pursue philosophy and enlightened speculation. Throughout the Middle Ages, the Mohammedans were more civilized and more humane than the Christians. Christians persecuted Jews, especially at times of religious excitement; the Crusades were associated with appalling pogroms. In Mohammedan countries, on the contrary, Jews at most times were not in any way ill treated. Especially in Moorish Spain, they contributed to learning; Maimonides (1135–1204), who was born at Cordova, is regarded by some as the source of much of Spinoza's
philosophy.Mohammedan civilization in its great days was admirable in the arts and in many technical ways, but it showed no capacity for independent speculation in theoretical matters. Its importance, which must not be under-rated, is as a transmitter. Between ancient and modern European civilization, the dark ages intervened. The Mohammedans and the Byzantines, while lacking the intellectual energy required for innovation, preserved the apparatus of civilization - education, books, and learned leisure. Both stimulated the West when it emerged from barbarism - the Mohammedans chiefly in the thirteenth century, #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Leisure quotes by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
#95. We seldom enjoy leisure we haven't earned. #Quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Leisure quotes by Ivan Illich
#96. School appropriates the money, men, and good will available for education and in addition discourages other institutions from assuming educational tasks. Work, leisure, politics, city living, and even family life depend on schools for the habits and knowledge they presuppose, instead of becoming themselves the means of education. #Quote by Ivan Illich
Leisure quotes by Gary Paul Nabhan
#97. Solitude takes time, and caregivers to children have no time. Our children demand attention and need care. They ask questions and parents must answer. The number of decisions that go into a week of parenting astonishes me. Women have known for centuries what I have just discovered: going to work every day is far easier than staying home raising children...thoughtful parenting requires time to think, and parents of young children do not have time to think...One middle-aged female writing student spoke to me of feeling she lacked the freedom to "play hooky in nature"; it is an act of leisure men indulge in while women stay at home, keeping domestic life in order. Men often can justify poking around in the woods as a part of their profession, or as part of an acceptably manly activity like hunting or fishing. Women, for generations circumscribed by conventional values, must purposefully create opportunities for solitude, for exploration of nature or ideas, for writing. #Quote by Gary Paul Nabhan
Leisure quotes by John Wesley
#98. [H]is heart is ever lifted up to God at all times and in all places. In this he is
never hindered, much less interrupted, by any person or thing. In retirement
or company, in leisure, business, or conversation, his heart is ever with the
Lord. Whether he lie down or rise up, God is in all his thoughts; he walks
with God continually, having the loving eye of his mind still fixed upon Him,
and everywhere "seeing him that is invisible."7 #Quote by John Wesley
Leisure quotes by Bertrand Russell
#99. The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Leisure quotes by Allan Bloom
#100. Picture a thirteen-year-old boy sitting in the living room of his family home doing his math assignment while wearing his Walkman headphones or watching MTV. He enjoys the liberties hard won over centuries by the alliance of philosophic genius and political heroism, consecrated by the blood of martyrs; he is provided with comfort and leisure by the most productive economy ever known to mankind; science has penetrated the secrets of nature in order to provide him with the marvelous, lifelike electronic sound and image reproduction he is enjoying. And in what does progress culminate? A pubescent child whose body throbs with orgasmic rhythms; whose feelings are made articulate in hymns to the joys of onanism or the killing of parents; whose ambition is to win fame and wealth in imitating the drag-queen who makes the music. In short, life is made into a nonstop, commercially prepackaged masturbational fantasy. #Quote by Allan Bloom
Leisure quotes by Bonar Law
#101. I don't care for music, I don't care for scenery, I don't care for women ... I like bridge. #Quote by Bonar Law
Leisure quotes by George Orwell
#102. I believe that this instinct to perpetuate useless work is, at bottom, simply fear of the mob. The mob (the thought runs) are such low animals that they would be dangerous if they had leisure; it is safer to keep them too busy to think. A rich man who happens to be intellectually honest, if he is questioned about the improvement of working conditions, usually says something like this: "We know that poverty is unpleasant; in fact, since it is so remote, we rather enjoy harrowing ourselves with the thought of its unpleasantness. But don't expect us to do anything about it. We are sorry for you lower classes, just as we are sorry for a cat with the mange, but we will fight like devils against any improvement of your condition. #Quote by George Orwell
Leisure quotes by J.R. Ward
#103. Well?" he prompted. "What are you doing here, especially without a Tony Manero polyester special on?"
Lassiter, the Fallen Angel, smiled in a way that didn't include his strangely colored, pupil-less eyes; the expression only affected the lower part of his face. "Oh, you know, leisure suits are so last week for me."
"Moving on to eighties New Age? I don't have any neon to lend you."
"Nah, I have another new costume to wear."
"Good for you. Scary for the rest of us. Just tell me you aren't going to pull a Borat on the beach. #Quote by J.R. Ward
Leisure quotes by Elizabeth Bard
#104. I love the way the rain melts the colors together, like a chalk drawing on the sidewalk. There is a moment, just after sunset, when the shops turn on their lights and steam starts to fog up the windows of the cafés. In French, this twilight time implies a hint of danger. It's called entre chien et loup, between the dog and the wolf.
It was just beginning to get dark as we walked through the small garden of Palais Royal. We watched as carefully dressed children in toggled peacoats and striped woolen mittens finished the same game of improvised soccer we had seen in the Place Sainte Marthe.
Behind the Palais Royal the wide avenues around the Louvre gave way to narrow streets, small boutiques, and bistros. It started to drizzle. Gwendal turned a corner, and tucked in between two storefronts, barely wider than a set of double doors, I found myself staring down a corridor of fairy lights. A series of arches stretched into the distance, topped with panes of glass, like a greenhouse, that echoed the plip-plop of the rain. It was as if we'd stepped through the witch's wardrobe, the phantom tollbooth, what have you, into another era.
The Passage Vivienne was nineteenth-century Paris's answer to a shopping mall, a small interior street lined with boutiques and tearooms where ladies could browse at their leisure without wetting the bustles of their long dresses or the plumes of their new hats.
It was certainly a far cry from the shopping malls of my youth, with thei #Quote by Elizabeth Bard
Leisure quotes by Marty Rubin
#105. Leisure isn't always relaxation and it's relaxation that counts. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Leisure quotes by Lewis Thomas
#106. We need science, more and better science, not for its technology, not for leisure, not even for health or longevity, but for the hope of wisdom which our kind of culture must acquire for its survival. #Quote by Lewis Thomas
Leisure quotes by Booth Tarkington
#107. In the days before deathly contrivances hustled them through their lives, and when they had no telephones - another ancient vacancy profoundly responsible for leisure - they had time for everything: time to think, to talk, time to read, time to wait for a lady! #Quote by Booth Tarkington
Leisure quotes by Peter Drucker
#108. [T]hroughout the ages to be educated meant to be unproductive ... our word "school" - and its equivalent in all European languages - derives from a Greek word meaning "leisure. #Quote by Peter Drucker
Leisure quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#109. Just as the waste of time nourishes the hell of leisure, so technological wastes nourish the hell of war. Wastes which incarnate the secret violence of this society, uncoerced and non-degradable defecation. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Leisure quotes by Robin Sharma
#110. The average are addicted to leisure. The exceptional are obsessed with learning. #Quote by Robin Sharma
Leisure quotes by Charles Dickens
#111. He read with young men who could find any leisure and interest for the study of a living tongue spoken all over the world, and he cultivated a taste for its stores of knowledge and fancy. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Leisure quotes by Samuel Johnson
#112. No man is obliged to do as much as he can do. A man is to have part of his life to himself. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Leisure quotes by Seneca The Younger
#113. Leisure without study is death, and the grave of a living man. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Leisure quotes by Branch Rickey
#114. How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer. #Quote by Branch Rickey
Leisure quotes by Charles Bukowski
#115. I remembered my New Orleans days, living on two five-cent candy bars a day for weeks at a time in order to have leisure to write. But starvation, unfortunately, didn't improve art. It only hindered it. A man's soul was rooted in his stomach. A man could write much better after eating a porterhouse steak and drinking a pint of whiskey than he could ever write after eating a nickel candy bar. The myth of the starving artist was a hoax. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Leisure quotes by Quentin Crisp
#116. I now realize that education is a last wild effort on the part of the authorities to prevent an overdose of leisure from driving the world mad. Learning is no longer an improver; it is merely the most expensive time-filler the world has ever known. #Quote by Quentin Crisp
Leisure quotes by Walter Benjamin
#117. There was the pedestrian who wedged himself into the crowd, but there was also the flneur who demanded elbow room and was unwilling to forego the life of the gentleman of leisure. His leisurely appearance as a personality is his protest against the division of labour which makes people into specialists. it was also his protest against their industriousness. Around 1840 it was briefly fashionable to take turtles for a walk in the arcades. the flneurs liked to have the turtles set the pace for them. #Quote by Walter Benjamin
Leisure quotes by Masanobu Fukuoka
#118. I do not particularly like the word 'work.' Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done. #Quote by Masanobu Fukuoka
Leisure quotes by Rosemary Mahoney
#119. Americans generally associate boats with leisure. Vastly less prosperous, Egyptians associate them with nothing but labour. Rowing a boat is something a fisherman is forced to do to make a living; how could such an activity bring me - a woman no less - pleasure? #Quote by Rosemary Mahoney
Leisure quotes by Vera Brittain
#120. Four impressionable years spent in a number of very different hospitals convinced me once for all that nursing, if it is to be done efficiently, requires, more than any other occupation, abundant leisure in colorful surroundings, sufficient money to spend on amusements, agreeable food to re-establish the energy expended, and the removal of anxiety about illness and old age; yet of all skilled professions, it is still the least vitalised by these advantages, still the most oppressed by unnecessary worries, cruelties, hardships and regulations. #Quote by Vera Brittain
Leisure quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#121. Leisure may be defined as free activity, labor as compulsory activity. Leisure does what it likes, labor does what it must, the compulsion being that of Nature, which in these latitudes leaves men no choice between labor and starvation. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Leisure quotes by Dorothy Allison
#122. Beauty, my first girlfriend said to me, is that inner quality often associated with great amounts of leisure time. #Quote by Dorothy Allison
Leisure quotes by Christopher Dawson
#123. You can give men food and leisure and amusements and good conditions of work, and still they will remain unsatisfied. You can deny them all these things, and they will not complain so long as they feel that they have something to die for. #Quote by Christopher Dawson
Leisure quotes by Bruno Bettelheim
#124. As the creative adult needs to toy with ideas, the child, to form his ideas, needs toys
and plenty of leisure and scope to play with them as he likes, and not just the way adults think proper. This is why he must be given this freedom for his play to be successful and truly serve him well. #Quote by Bruno Bettelheim
Leisure quotes by Aristotle.
#125. We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace. #Quote by Aristotle.
Leisure quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#126. The poet needs a ground in popular tradition on which he may work, and which, again, may restrain his art within the due temperance. It holds him to the people, supplies a foundation for his edifice; and, in furnishing so much work done to his hand, leaves him at leisure, and in full strength for the audacities of his imagination. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leisure quotes by Josef Pieper
#127. Now the code of life of the High Middle Ages said something entirely opposite to this: that it was precisely lack of leisure, an inability to be at leisure, that went together with idleness; that the restlessness of work-for-work's sake arose from nothing other than idleness. There is a curious connection in the fact that the restlessness of a self-destructive work-fanatacism should take its rise from the absence of a will to accomplish something. #Quote by Josef Pieper
Leisure quotes by Bill Bryson
#128. Rarely has a man been more comfortable with his own greatness. He spent much of his leisure time penning long and flattering portraits of himself, declaring that there had never 'been a greater botanist or zoologist', and that his system of classification was 'the greatest achievement in the realm of science'. Modestly, he suggested that his gravestone should bear the inscription Princeps Botanicorum, 'Prince of Botanists'. It was never wise to question his generous self-assessments. Those who did so were apt to find they had weeds named after them. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Leisure quotes by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
#129. One of the great differences between childhood and manhood is that we come to like our work more than our play. It becomes to us if not the chief pleasure at least the chief interest of our lives, and even when it is not this, an essential condition of our happiness. Few lives produce so little happiness as those that are aimless and unoccupied. Apart from all considerations of right and wrong, one of the first conditions of a happy life is that it should be a full and busy one, directed to the attainment of aims outside ourselves....the first great rule is that we must do something – that life must have a purpose and an aim – that work should be not merely occasional and spasmodic, but steady and continuous. Pleasure is a jewel which will only retain its luster when it is in a setting of work, and a vacant life is one of the worst of pains, though the islands of leisure that stud a crowded, well-occupied life may be among the things to which we look back with the greatest delight. #Quote by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Leisure quotes by Shawn Achor
#130. For the most part, our jobs require us to use our skills, engage our minds, and pursue our goals - all things that have been shown to contribute to happiness. Of course, leisure activities can do this too, but because they're not required of us - because there is no "leisure boss" leaning over our shoulder on Sunday mornings telling us we'd better be at the art museum by 9 A.M. sharp #Quote by Shawn Achor
Leisure quotes by David Frayne
#131. One of the most pressing questions faced by capitalist societies now, at the pinnacle of their productive capacities, is the question of what should be done with the time being saved by these gains in productivity. What meaning and content will we, as a society, choose to give this new-found free-time?
Will we use it to enhance our lives outside work, nourish our relationships and pursue our own self-development, or will economic rationality dictate that we spend just as much time and energy on work as we did before? [ch.one] #Quote by David Frayne
Leisure quotes by John Locke
#132. He that will make good use of any part of his life must allow a large part of it to recreation. #Quote by John Locke
Leisure quotes by Donna Tartt
#133. I continue to be immensely moved by the impermanence of hotels: not in any mundane Travel-and-Leisure way but with a fervor bordering on the transcendent. Some time in October, right around Day of the Dead actually, I stayed in a Mexican seaside hotel where the halls flowed with blown curtains and all the rooms were named after flowers. The Azalea Room, the Camellia Room, the Oleander Room. Opulence and splendor, breezy corridors that swept into something like eternity and each room with its different colored door. Peony, Wisteria, Rose, Passion Flower. And who knows
but maybe that's what's waiting for us at the end of the journey, a majesty unimaginable until the very moment we find ourselves walking through the doors of it, what we find ourselves gazing at in astonishment when God finally takes His hands off our eyes and says: Look! #Quote by Donna Tartt
Leisure quotes by Ivan Illich
#134. The richer we get in a consumer society, the more acutely we become aware of how many grades of value--of both leisure and labor--we have climbed. The higher we are on the pyramid, the less likely we are to give up time to simple idleness and to apparently nonproductive pursuits. The joy of listening to the neighborhood finch is easily overshadowed by stereophonic recordings of "Bird Songs of the World," the walk through the park downgraded by preparations for a packaged bird-watching tour into the jungle. It becomes difficult to economize time when all commitments are for the long run. Staffan Linder points out that there is a strong tendency for us to over-commit to the future, so that when the future becomes present, we seem to be conscious all the time of having an acute scarcity, simply because we have committed ourselves to about thirty hours a day instead of twenty-four. In addition to the mere fact that time has competitive uses and high marginal utility in an affluent society, this overcommitment creates a sense of pressure and harriedness. #Quote by Ivan Illich
Leisure quotes by Thorstein Veblen
#135. The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods. #Quote by Thorstein Veblen
Leisure quotes by Anton Chekhov
#136. Schools can do no good; what will do good is an economic organization in which the people will become richer, will have more leisure - and then there will be schools. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Leisure quotes by Edward Young
#137. Blest leisure is our curse; like that of Cain, It, makes us wander, wander earth around, To fly that tyrant Thought. As Atlas groan'd The world beneath, we groan beneath an hour. #Quote by Edward Young
Leisure quotes by Dag Hammarskjold
#138. The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. #Quote by Dag Hammarskjold
Leisure quotes by Michael Showalter
#139. Many fans don't have the leisure time to track my every word. They're too busy brainstorming solutions to the economic crisis and winning Pulitzers. #Quote by Michael Showalter
Leisure quotes by Niall Ferguson
#140. I think that it is important to be gregarious, and that friendships are not just a leisure pursuit, that they are an integral part of what it is to be human, and one does better work if one has a circle of friends that is active. #Quote by Niall Ferguson
Leisure quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#141. No, I am quite content with you, Bertie. By the way, I do dislike that name Bertie. I think I shall call you Harold. Yes, I am perfectly satisfied with you. You have many faults, of course. I shall be pointing some of them out when I am at leisure. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Leisure quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#142. The illustrious and noble ought to place before them certain rules and regulations, not less for their hours of leisure and relaxation than for those of business. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Leisure quotes by Joseph B. Wirthlin
#143. 'Success' is a seductive word. Thousands of books have been written on the subject. They promise money, freedom, leisure, and luxury. #Quote by Joseph B. Wirthlin
Leisure quotes by Jon Kabat-Zinn
#144. Citing both the Buddha and Aristotle, Sachs makes the case for a "middle path," a path of moderation and balance between work and non-work (what he calls, quaintly in this day and age, "leisure"), savings and consumption, self-interest and compassion, individualism and citizenship. #Quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Leisure quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#145. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Leisure quotes by Barack Obama
#146. In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted, for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things
some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor
who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom. #Quote by Barack Obama
Leisure quotes by Seneca The Younger
#147. Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Leisure quotes by Guy Debord
#148. Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal. #Quote by Guy Debord
Leisure quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#149. For the classics philosophical insight was the product of a life of leisure; for me a life of leisure is the product of philosophical insight. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Leisure quotes by Constance Friday
#150. Enjoy good moments while they last, then make sure they're not the last #Quote by Constance Friday
Leisure quotes by Sean Bean
#151. I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else. #Quote by Sean Bean
Leisure quotes by Prince Philip
#152. Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed. #Quote by Prince Philip
Leisure quotes by Guy Debord
#153. Work is only justified by leisure time. To admit the emptiness of leisure time is to admit the impossibility of life. #Quote by Guy Debord
Leisure quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#154. 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. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Leisure quotes by Michael Strahan
#155. My hobbies and leisure activities include cars and golf. #Quote by Michael Strahan
Leisure quotes by Paul C. Nagel
#156. Since chess was such a painful test of intellect, it affected his emotions too much to be sport. #Quote by Paul C. Nagel
Leisure quotes by Stephanie Coontz
#157. Today we are experiencing a historical revolution every bit as wrenching, far-reaching, and irreversible as the Industrial Revolution. Like that huge historic turning point, the revolution in marriage has transformed how people organize their work and interpersonal commitments, use their leisure time, understand their sexuality, and take care of children and the elderly. It has liberated some people from restrictive, inherited roles in society. But it has stripped others of traditional support systems and rules of behavior without establishing new ones. #Quote by Stephanie Coontz
Leisure quotes by Joanna Scott
#158. But I think it's useful to note that at any particular point in our lives our minds are full not just of our own memories but of the experiences of characters from the books we've been reading. That's if we are lucky to have the education and leisure to read at all. And the curiosity #Quote by Joanna Scott
Leisure quotes by Theodore Zeldin
#159. We should abolish 'work.' By that I mean abolishing the distinction between work and leisure, one of the greatest mistakes of the last century, one that enables employers to keep workers in lousy jobs by granting them some leisure time. #Quote by Theodore Zeldin
Leisure quotes by Agnes Repplier
#160. Why do so many ingenious theorists give fresh reasons every year for the decline of letter writing, and why do they assume, in derision of suffering humanity, that it has declined? They lament the lack of leisure, the lack of sentiment ... They talk of telegrams, and telephones, and postal cards, as if any discovery of science, any device of civilization, could eradicate from the human heart that passion for self-expression which is the impelling force of letters. #Quote by Agnes Repplier
Leisure quotes by Lettie B. Cowman
#161. God has not forgotten you. He will as readily order about the forces of the universe on your account as He did on Noah's. His plans for Noah were also plans for the whole world through Noah. So they are for you. He will use you for the good of the whole world if you will let Him. SELECTED We may forget; God does not! God's time is never wrong, Never too fast nor too slow; The planets move to its steady pace As the centuries come and go. Stars rise and set by that time, The punctual comets come back With never a second's variance, From the round of their viewless track. Men space their years by the sun, And reckon their months by the moon, Which never arrive too late And never depart too soon. Let us set our clocks by God's, And order our lives by His ways, And nothing can come and nothing can go Too soon or too late in our day. ANNIE JOHNSON FLINT "There are no dates in His fine leisure. #Quote by Lettie B. Cowman
Leisure quotes by Rabindranath Tagore
#162. Outwardly nature is busy and restless, inwardly she is all silence and peace. She has toil on one side and leisure on the other. You see her bondage only when you see her from without, but within her heart is a limitless beauty. #Quote by Rabindranath Tagore
Leisure quotes by Mortimer Adler
#163. Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity. #Quote by Mortimer Adler
Leisure quotes by Gerolamo Cardano
#164. By these pleasures it is permitted to relax the mind with play, in turmoils of the mind, or when our labors are light, or in great tension, or as a method of passing the time. A reliable witness is Cicero, when he says (De Oratore, 2): 'men who are accustomed to hard daily toil, when by reason of the weather they are kept from their work, betake themselves to playing with a ball, or with knucklebones or with dice, or they may also contrive for themselves some new game at their leisure.' #Quote by Gerolamo Cardano
Leisure quotes by Oliver DeMille
#165. The slaves in Rome were incapable of leisure and so their masters gave them entertainment to keep them pacified. #Quote by Oliver DeMille
Leisure quotes by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
#166. The requirements of life still dictate that we spend our time in a way that is not that different from the African baboons. Give and take a few hours, most people sleep one-third of the day, and use the remainder to work, travel, and rest in more or less the same proportions as the baboons do. And as the historian Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie has shown, in thirteenth century French villages-which were among the most advanced in the world at the time-the most common leisure pursuit was still that of picking lice out of each other's hair. #Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Leisure quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#167. The laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day; he cannot afford to sustain the manliest relations to men; his labor would be depreciated in the market. He has no time to be anything but a machine. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Leisure quotes by Steven E. Landsburg
#168. Colleges should offer lots of optional life-enriching experiences, like intramural basketball and a place to sunbathe. But reading books, like basketball or sunbathing, is a leisure activity, neither more nor less admirable than any other, and colleges should not pretend otherwise. #Quote by Steven E. Landsburg
Leisure quotes by Brent Weeks
#169. Choose in haste and regret at leisure. #Quote by Brent Weeks
Leisure quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#170. All this was only, in my father's estimation, a means; the end was the Earthly Paradise, the translation of William Morris's 'News from Nowhere' into 'News from Somewhere.' Then Whitman's sense of abounding joy in his own and all creation's sensuality would sweep away the paltry backwaters of bourgeois morality; the horrors of industrial ugliness which Ruskin so eloquently denounced would dissolve, and die forgotten as a dream (phrases from hymns still washed about in my father's mind) as slums were transformed into garden cities, and the belching smoke of hateful furnaces into the cool elegance of electric power. As for the ferocious ravings of my namesake, Carlyle, about the pettifogging nature of modern industrial man's pursuits and expectations -- all that would be corrected as he was induced to spend ever more of his increasing leisure in cultural and craft activities; in the enjoyment of music, literature and art.

It was pefectly true -- a point that Will Straughan was liable to bring up at the Saturday evening gatherings -- that on the present form the new citizenry might be expected to have a marked preference for dog-racing over chamber music or readings from 'Paradise Lost,' but, my father would loftily point out, education would change all that. Education was, in fact, the lynchpin of the whole operation; the means whereby the Old Adam of the Saturday night booze-up, and fondness for Marie Lloyd in preference to Beatrice Webb, would be cast off, and the #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Leisure quotes by Ben Goldacre
#171. I spend a lot of time talking to people who disagree with me - I would go so far as to say that it's my favourite leisure activity, #Quote by Ben Goldacre
Leisure quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre
#172. I haven't any troubles, I have some money like a gentleman of leisure, no boss, no wife, no children; I exist, that's all. And that particular trouble is so vague, so metaphysical, that I am ashamed of it. #Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
Leisure quotes by Peter Adejimi
#173. Business is leisure when you find pleasure in it. #Quote by Peter Adejimi
Leisure quotes by Witold Rybczynski
#174. Television watching should more properly be called television staring; it engages eye and ear simultaneously in a relentless and persistent way and leaves no room for daydreaming. This is what makes watching such an inferior form of leisure #Quote by Witold Rybczynski
Leisure quotes by Aristotle.
#175. Nature herself, as has been often said, requires that we should be able, not only to work well, but to use leisure well; for, as I must repeat once again, the first principle of all action is leisure. Both are required, but leisure is better than occupation and is its end. #Quote by Aristotle.
Leisure quotes by Louis O. Kelso
#176. The sooner the world solves its economic problems, the sooner its inhabitants can afford leisure and peace and get on with the non-material things that are inherently important: the work of mind and spirit that is gloriously and uniquely human, the work that no machine can ever do. #Quote by Louis O. Kelso
Leisure quotes by Wendell Berry
#177. We can say without exaggeration that the present national ambition of the United States is unemployment. People live for quitting time, for weekends, for vacations, and for retirement; moreover, this ambition seems to be classless, as true in the executive suites as on the assembly lines. One works not because the work is necessary, valuable, useful to a desirable end, or because one loves to do it, but only to be able to quit - a condition that a saner time would regard as infernal, a condemnation. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Leisure quotes by Sallust
#178. 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. #Quote by Sallust
Leisure quotes by Frances Wright
#179. Turn your churches into halls of science, and devote your leisure day to the study of your own bodies, the analysis of your own minds, and the examination of the fair material world which extends around you! #Quote by Frances Wright
Leisure quotes by Thorstein Veblen
#180. The quasi-peaceable gentleman of leisure, then, not only consumes of the staff of life beyond the minimum required for subsistence and physical efficiency, but his consumption also undergoes a specialisation as regards the quality of the goods consumed. He consumes freely and of the best, in food, drink, narcotics, shelter, services, ornaments, apparel, weapons and accoutrements, amusements, amulets, and idols or divinities. #Quote by Thorstein Veblen
Leisure quotes by Sydney J. Harris
#181. The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure. #Quote by Sydney J. Harris
Leisure quotes by Winston Churchill
#182. I am a man of simple tastes-I am quite easily satisfied with the best of everything. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Leisure quotes by John Green
#183. Dear Ms. Lancaster,

I fear your faith has been misplaced-but then, faith usually is. I cannot answer your questions, at least not in writing, because to write out such answers would constitute a sequel to An Imperial Affliction, which you might publish or otherwise share on the network that has replaced the brains of your generation. There is the telephone, but then you might record the conversation. Not that I don't trust you, of course, but I don't trust you. Alas, dear Hazel, I could never answer such questions except in person, and you are there while I am here.

That noted, I must confess that the unexpected receipt of your correspondence via Ms. Vliegenthart has delighted me: What a wondrous thing to know that I made something useful to you-even if that book seems so distant from me that I feel it was written by a different man altogether. (The author of that novel was so thin, so frail, so comparatively optimistic!)

Should you find yourself in Amsterdam, however, please do pay a visit at your leisure. I am usually home. I wouold even allow you a peek at my grocery lists.

Your most sincerely,
Peter Van Houten
c/o Lidewij Vliegenthart #Quote by John Green
Leisure quotes by Ann Rule
#184. The most basic bit of advice given to women who have to walk alone at night is, 'Look alert. Be aware of your surroundings and walk briskly. You will be safer if you know where you are going, and if anyone who observes you senses that.' The stalking, predatory animal cuts the weakest from the pack, and then kills at his leisure. #Quote by Ann Rule
Leisure quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#185. In all his conversation, far from all inhumanity, all boldness, and incivility, all greediness and impetuosity; never doing anything with such earnestness, and intention, that a man could say of him, that he did sweat about it: but contrariwise, all things distinctly, as at leisure; without trouble; orderly, soundly, and agreeably. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Leisure quotes by Bertrand Russell
#186. For my part, the thing I would wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security. But what the typical modern man desires to get with it is more money, with a view to ostentation, splendour, and the outshining of those who have hitherto been his equals. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Leisure quotes by Scipio Africanus
#187. I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone. #Quote by Scipio Africanus
Leisure quotes by Winifred Gallagher
#188. Over time, a commitment to challenging, focused work and leisure produces not only better daily experience, but also a more complex, interesting person: the long-range benefit of the focused life. As Hobbs put it, the secret of fulfillment is to choose trouble for oneself in the direction of what one would like to become. #Quote by Winifred Gallagher
Leisure quotes by E. Lockhart
#189. Mr. Wodehouse is a prose stylist of such startling talent that Frankie nearly skipped around with glee when she first read some of his phrases. Until her discovery of Something Fresh on the top shelf of Ruth's bookshelf one bored summer morning, Frankie's leisure reading had consister primarily of paperback mysteries she found on the spinning racks at the public library down the block from her house, and the short stories of Dorothy Parker. Wodehouse's jubilant wordplay bore itself into her synapses like a worm into a fresh ear of corn. #Quote by E. Lockhart
Leisure quotes by Tammi J. Schneider
#190. Marduk decides to create mankind from Qingu, who they claim had started the war with Tiamat (6:25), so that "the work of the gods shall be imposed (on them) and they [the gods] shall be at leisure" (6:5-8).38 #Quote by Tammi J. Schneider
Leisure quotes by Edward Young
#191. Leisure is pain; take off our chariot wheels; how heavily we drag the load of life! #Quote by Edward Young
Leisure quotes by Dennis McDougal
#192. As the final computerized decade of the twentieth century came into view, time itself seemed to speed up and compress into smaller and smaller bytes, leaving less and less time over the breakfast table to ruminate on the fascinating aboriginal lore from the Australian outback or on the clandestine Israeli airlift of Ethiopian Jews out of southern Sudan. Readers preferred news that affected their own lives and they wanted it now. Leisure time was a luxury that fewer and fewer times subscribers enjoyed. #Quote by Dennis McDougal
Leisure quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#193. READER,

You have here an honest book; it does at the outset forewarn You that, in contriving the same, I have proposed to myself no other than a domestic and private end: I have had no consideration at all either to Your service or to my glory.
My powers are not capable of any such design.
I have dedicated it to the particular commodity of my kinsfolk and friends, so that, having lost me (which they must do shortly), they may therein recover some traits of my conditions and humours, and by that means preserve more whole, and more life-like, the knowledge they had of me.
Had my intention been to seek the world's favour, I should surely have adorned myself with borrowed beauties: I desire therein to be viewed as I appear in mine own genuine, simple, and ordinary manner, without study and artifice: for it is myself I paint.
My defects are therein to be read to the life, and any imperfections and my natural form, so far as public reverence hath permitted me. If I had lived among those nations, which (they say) yet dwell under the sweet liberty of nature's primitive laws, I assure thee I would most willingly have painted myself quite fully and quite naked.
Thus, reader, myself am the matter of my book: there's no reason You should employ Your leisure about so frivolous and vain a subject.

Therefore farewell. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Leisure quotes by Tony Williams
#194. Black seamen - or "Black Jacks" as African sailors were known - enjoyed a refreshing world of liberty and equality. Even if they were generally regulated to jobs such as cooks, servants, and muscians and endured thier fellow seamen's racism, they were still freemen in the Royal Navy. One famous black sailor wrote, "I liked this little ship very much. I now became the captian's steward, in which I was very happy; for I was extremely well treated by all on board, and I had the leisure to improve myself in reading and writing. #Quote by Tony Williams
Leisure quotes by Ling  Ma
#195. Leisure, the problem with the modern condition was the dearth of leisure. And finally, it took a force of nature to interrupt our routines. We just wanted to hit the reset button. We just wanted to feel flush with time to do things of no quantifiable value, our hopeful side pursuits like writing or drawing or something, something other than what we did for money.
Pg 199 #Quote by Ling Ma
Leisure quotes by Anonymous
#196. I let my eyes scan the map, watching it move in coordination with my gaze and zoom forward on a section whenever my eyes stilled. Setting my finger down on a section froze the map so that my eyes could freely take in everything in view at leisure. Once I let go and looked away, the map zoomed back out, resetting. #Quote by Anonymous
Leisure quotes by Jack Nicholson
#197. I don't think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
Leisure quotes by Plato
#198. Come then, and let us pass a leisure hour in storytelling, and our story shall be the education of our heroes. #Quote by Plato
Leisure quotes by The Invisible Committee
#199. Here lies the present paradox: work has totally triumphed over all other ways of existing, at the very moment when workers have become superfluous. Gains in productivity, outsourcing, mechanisation, automated and digital production have so progressed that they have almost reduced to zero the quantity of living labour necessary in the manufacture of any product. We are living the paradox of a society of workers without work, where entertainment, consumption and leisure only underscore the lack from which they are supposed to distract us. #Quote by The Invisible Committee
Leisure quotes by Seneca
#200. In consequence, when the pleasures have been removed which busy people derive from their actual activities, the mind cannot endure the house, the solitude, the walls, and hates to observe its own isolation. From this arises that boredom and self-dissatisfaction, that turmoil of a restless mind and gloomy and grudging endurance of our leisure, especially when we are ashamed to admit the reasons for it and our sense of shame drives the agony inward, and our desires are trapped in narrow bounds without escape and stifle themselves. From this arise melancholy and mourning and a thousand vacillations of a wavering mind, buoyed up by the birth of hope and sickened by the death of it. From this arises the state of mind of those who loathe their own leisure and complain that they have nothing to do, and the bitterest envy at the promotion of others. For unproductive idleness nurtures malice, and because they themselves could not prosper they want everyone else to be ruined. Then from this dislike of others' success and despair of their own, their minds become enraged against fortune, complain about the times, retreat into obscurity, and brood over their own sufferings until they become sick and tired of themselves. #Quote by Seneca

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