Quotes: leisure

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  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    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.''
  • C. Neil Strait
    C. Neil Strait
    American priest and author 1934-2003
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    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.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    The end of labor is to gain leisure.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    All intellectual improvement arises from leisure.
  • Anthony Burgess
    Anthony Burgess
    British writer, criticus 1917-1993
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    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 Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    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.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Cultivated leisure is the aim of man.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
  • William Congreve
    William Congreve
    British Dramatist 1670-1729
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    Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.
  • Natalie Clifford Barney
    Natalie Clifford Barney
    American-born French Author 1876-1972
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    How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    I have made this letter a rather long one, only because I didn't have the leisure to make it shorter.
  • Günther Grass
    Günther Grass
    German writer 1927-2015
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    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.
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