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Leisure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Leisure

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The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.
~By Branch Rickey ~


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.
~By John Woolman ~


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.
~By Raymond Chandler ~


The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


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.
~By Thorstein Veblen ~


How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer.
~By Branch Rickey ~


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.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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


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


I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible.
~By Marcus V. Pollio ~


Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps.
~By Willie Mays ~


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.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.
~By Ovid ~


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!
~By Jerry Brown ~


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.
~By Audrey Hepburn ~


Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
~By Thorstein Veblen ~


The busier we are the more leisure we have.
~By William Hazlitt ~


The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
~By Laurence J. Peter ~


Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
~By Prince Philip ~


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.
~By Gunther Grass ~


The end of labor is to gain leisure.
~By Aristotle ~


What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.
~By George Eastman ~


Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


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.
~By Katharine Anthony ~


The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts.
~By Dean Inge ~


To describe my scarce leisure time in today's terms, I always default to reading.
~By Jimmy Buffett ~


Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.
~By Guy Debord ~


Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
~By Oliver Herford ~


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


To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
~By Arnold J. Toynbee ~


There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.
~By Herman Melville ~


We moved leisurely towards Mount Foster, on the 22nd, and arrived opposite to it a little before sunset.
~By Charles Sturt ~


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


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.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


If there is such a thing as a workaholic, I'm it, and that's what passes for leisure.
~By Steve Earle ~


Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night.
~By George Allen, Sr. ~


When Culture Club broke up, I hadn't been going out a lot because we'd been working all the time, so I suddenly had this period of leisure. And it was just around the time that the whole acid house thing kicked off in London.
~By Boy George ~


No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.
~By James K. Polk ~


Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
~By Abigail Adams ~


Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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


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.
~By James Madison ~


My hobbies and leisure activities include cars and golf.
~By Michael Strahan ~


I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.
~By Scipio Africanus ~


How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue.
~By Natalie Clifford Barney ~


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.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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.
~By Sean Bean ~


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


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.
~By William Lyon Phelps ~


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.
~By Johnny Depp ~


Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
~By William Congreve ~


All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
~By John Gunther ~


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


Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
~By Lord Byron ~


The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
~By Sydney J. Harris ~


Basically, particularly in Britain, it's a hegemonic thing that people who write tend to come from the leisure classes. They can afford the time and the books.
~By Irvine Welsh ~


People have become shallower. They view spending, entertaining, seeking leisure and enjoying as the main objectives of their life.
~By Zhang Yimou ~


It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
~By Agnes Repplier ~


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


He hath no leisure who useth it not.
~By George Herbert ~


Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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.
~By Paul Goodman ~


A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.
~By Clive Bell ~


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.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


The only place where people in Manhattan walk for leisure is in the park.
~By Christo ~


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.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


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


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.
~By Anthony Burgess ~


If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.
~By Logan P. Smith ~


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.
~By Lauren Ambrose ~

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May 7 ,2021
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