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Leisure is the mother of philosophy. ⏤ Thomas Hobbes

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Rest breeds rust.


We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.

Aristotle, philosopher

How beautiful is it to do nothing, and then rest afterward.


In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.

Ovid, poet

The end of labor is to gain leisure.

Aristotle, philosopher

When a habit begins to cost money, it's called a hobby.

Yiddish Proverbs,

For too much rest becomes a pain.

Homer, poet

He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

What is without periods of rest will not endure.

Ovid, poet

I'd rather spend my leisure time doing what some people call my work and I call my fun.

Jared Diamond, author

He has hard work who has nothing to do.


Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls.


If you are losing your leisure, look out! You are losing your soul.

Logan Pearsall Smith, critic

If you rest, you rust.

Helen Hayes, actress

Leisure is the exultation of the possible.

Martin Buber, philosopher

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.

Benjamin Franklin, president

A hobby is hard work you wouldn't do for a living.


If we don't come apart; we will come apart.

Vance Havner, clergyman

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.

Benjamin Franklin, president

Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.

Thomas Hobbes, philosopher

It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal.

Stirling Moss, celebrity

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.

Henry David Thoreau, author

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

William Cowper, poet

How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue

Natalie Clifford Barney, author

One non-revolutionary weekend is infinitely more bloody than a month of permanent revolution.


When you like your work every day is a holiday.

Frank Tyger, cartoonist

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.

Gerald Brenan, writer

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.

Benjamin Franklin, president

If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.

Logan P. Smith, writer

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.

Prince Philip, royalty

It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.

George Eastman, inventor

The busier we are the more leisure we have.

William Hazlitt, critic

Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.

Francis Quarles, poet

What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?

William H. Davies,

Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.

Plutarch, philosopher

Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.

Clive Bell, critic

In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.

Pythagoras, mathematician

Sundays, quiet islands on the tossing seas of life.

S. W. Duffield,

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

Aristotle, philosopher

A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars. What are threescore years and ten hurriedly and coarsely lived to moments of divine leisure in which your life is coincident with the life of the universe?

Henry David Thoreau, author

No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.

James K. Polk, president

Rest, rest, shall I have not all eternity to rest.

Antoine Arnauld,

If you have no problems at your job you don't have a job you've got a hobby.

Ronald Dunn,

To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.

Baltasar Gracian, philosopher

Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.

Samuel Johnson, author

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

Sir John Lubbock, banker

Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now!

Swami Sivananda, philosopher

Your hair may be brushed, but your mind's untidy. You've had about seven hours of sleep since Friday. No wonder you feel that lost sensation. You're sunk from a riot of relaxation.

Ogden Nash, poet

No rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned.

Jean Paul, author

I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.

Scipio Africanus, soldier

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.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.

C. Neil Strait,

Leisure time should be an occasion for deep purpose to throb and for ideas to ferment. Where a man allows leisure to slip without some creative use, he has forfeited a bit of happiness.

C. Neil Strait,

Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

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.

Anthony Burgess, novelist

I think I need a little break. I've got a two-year old. I'll be part of The Leisure Class for a while.

Lauren Ambrose, actress

A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.

Henry David Thoreau, author

Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.

Branch Rickey, athlete

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, author

The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue.

Natalie Clifford Barney, author

The idea that leisure is of value in itself is only conditionally true. The average man simply spends his leisure as a dog spends it. His recreations are all puerile, and the time supposed to benefit him really only stupefies him.

H. L. Mencken, writer

For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains.

Katharine Anthony, writer

No one needs a vacation more than the person who just had one.


Leisure is a beautiful garment, but it will not do for constant wear.


Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter.


People without imagination are beginning to tire of the importance attached to comfort, to culture, to leisure, to all that destroys imagination. This means that people are not really tired of comfort, culture and leisure, but of the use to which they are

Raoul Vaneigem, philosopher

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

Thorstein Veblen, economist

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.

William Butler Yeats, poet

The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement.

Raymond Chandler, novelist

It takes application, a fine sense of value, and a powerful community-spirit for a people to have serious leisure, and this has not been the genius of the Americans.

Paul Goodman, writer

Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!

Jerry Brown, politician

I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles.

Audrey Hepburn, actress

Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.

Lord Byron, poet

Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.

Samuel Johnson, author

All this time I lived with my parents, and wrought on the plantation; and having had schooling pretty well for a planter, I used to improve myself in winter evenings, and other leisure times.

John Woolman, clergyman

Work is man's most natural form of relaxation.

Dagobert D. Runes,

The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.


War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.

Niccolo Machiavelli, writer

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, educator

They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.

Herman Melville, novelist

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

Leonardo da Vinci, artist

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.

James Madison, president

My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh -- anything but work.

Abraham Lincoln, president

How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer.

Branch Rickey, athlete

Time is a game played beautifully by children.

Heraclitus, philosopher

What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes - ah, they have all the necessary leisure.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.

Gunther Grass, author

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.

Thorstein Veblen, economist

I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt like a Pizza Hut employee, and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar, that was the ultimate in bad taste.

Johnny Depp, actor

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.

Sean Bean, actor

Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.

George Macdonald, novelist

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.

George Byron, poet

In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes.

Thorstein Veblen, economist

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.

Mortimer Adler, philosopher

It's no rest to be idle.

Paul Peel,

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