Quotations on Leisure

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Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Wisdom, Experience, Leisure, Retirement)

Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night.
- George Allen, Sr.
(Keywords: Time, Leisure, Night, Sleep)

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
(Keywords: Class, Leisure, Old)

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
(Keywords: Change, Time, Thought, Labor, Leisure, Mothers, Relaxation)

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Power, Glory, Leisure, Politicians)

How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue.
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Keywords: Life, Fatigue, Leisure, Needs)

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
(Keywords: Time, Work, Character, Thoughts, Day, End, Excess, Leisure, Perspective)

Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.
- Clive Bell
(Keywords: Mistake, Class, Leisure, Wage)

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Women, Idleness, Leisure, Retirement, Sin)

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
(Keywords: Technology, Work, Family, Opportunity, America, Destiny, Guidance, Leisure, Sense, Will)

To describe my scarce leisure time in today's terms, I always default to reading.
- Jimmy Buffett
(Keywords: Time, Leisure, Reading, Today)

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
(Keywords: Peace, War, Americans, Care, Leisure, Living, Retirement, Will)

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
- George Byron
(Keywords: Love, Men, Haste, Hatred, Leisure, Now, Pleasure)

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
- William Congreve
(Keywords: Grief, Haste, Leisure, Pleasure)

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.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Food, Men, Work, Leisure, Will)

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Life, Grave, Laziness, Leisure, Will)

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.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: People, Circumstances, Heaven, Improvement, Information, Leisure, Man, Respect)

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Time, Leisure, Will)

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.
- Boy George
(Keywords: Time, Culture, Leisure, London)

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
(Keywords: Genius, People, Americans, Community, Leisure, Sense, Value)

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
(Keywords: Age, Work, Busyness, Conflict, Consciousness, Dawn, Leisure, Melancholy, Utopia, Will)

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
- Sydney J. Harris
(Keywords: Education, Purpose, Leisure, Liberal, Mind)

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
(Keywords: Day, Girls, Leisure, Miracles, Tomorrow)

Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
- Thomas Hobbes
(Keywords: Mother, Leisure, Philosophy)

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
(Keywords: Culture, Leisure, World)

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
(Keywords: Time, Heroes, Leisure, Sons)

Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Knowledge, Curiosity, Leisure, Trifles)

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
(Keywords: Peace, War, Ability, Leisure, Military, Study)

They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.
- Herman Melville
(Keywords: Work, Dignity, Leisure, Talk)

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
(Keywords: Love, Music, People, Development, Books, Company, Conversation, Leisure, World)

Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
- Prince Philip
(Keywords: Complaining, Leisure, Now, Saying)

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
- George Bernard Shaw
(Keywords: Being, Leisure, Wonder)

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
- George Bernard Shaw
(Keywords: Being, Cure, Leisure, Occupation)

Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now!
- Swami Sivananda
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Leisure, Waste)

If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.
- Logan P. Smith
(Keywords: Soul, Leisure, Losing, May)

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
(Keywords: Time, Leisure, Liberal, Tools, Water, Workers)

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
(Keywords: Life, Time, Haste, Housekeeping, Leisure, Man, Universe, Waste)

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
- Henry David Thoreau
(Keywords: Nature, Anxiety, Infinite, Leisure, Moments)

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.
- Anthony Trollope
(Keywords: Life, Contentment, Evening, Leisure, Want)

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
(Keywords: Strength, Community, Leisure, Name)

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
(Keywords: Time, Leisure, Parents, Pretty, Winter)

People have become shallower. They view spending, entertaining, seeking leisure and enjoying as the main objectives of their life.
- Zhang Yimou
(Keywords: Life, People, Leisure, Objectives)

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