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Quotations The Best Quotes About Leisure  

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A list of the best leisure quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous leisure quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic leisure quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational leisure quotes from that same writer.

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41 14
If you are losing your leisure, look out! You are losing your soul. Logan Pearsall Smith

25 10
In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are. Ovid

18 10
Leisure is a beautiful garment, but it will not do for constant wear.

18 10
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

18 10
Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never. Benjamin Franklin

12 7
The end of labor is to gain leisure. Aristotle

5 0
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

12 7
Leisure is the mother of Philosophy. Thomas Hobbes

4 2
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 Gracián y Morales

4 2
When a habit begins to cost money, it's called a hobby.

5 4
He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing. Cicero

4 3
Cultivated leisure is the aim of man. Oscar Wilde

2 1
It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities. Michel de Montaigne

2 1
He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate. Henry David Thoreau

1 0
How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue Natalie Clifford Barney

6 6
They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure. Herman Melville

5 5
The busier we are the more leisure we have. William Hazlitt

4 4
It is already possible to imagine a society in which the majority of the population, that is to say, its laborers, will have almost as much leisure as in earlier times was enjoyed by the aristocracy. When one recalls how aristocracies in the past actually behaved, the prospect is not cheerful. W. H. Auden

2 2
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

4 5
If we don't come apart; we will come apart. Vance Havner

1 2
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

1 2
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure. Benjamin Franklin

0 1
He has hard work who has nothing to do.

0 1
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

5 7
A hobby is hard work you wouldn't do for a living.

2 4
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

1 3
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

0 3
Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter.