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Leisure Quotes


These are some of the best 'Leisure' quotations and sayings.

"Never less idle than when idle," was the motto which the admirable Vittoria Colonna wrought upon her husband's dressing-gown. And may we not justly regard our appreciation of leisure as a test of improved character and growing resources?

Days of respite are golden days.

Employ thy time well if thou meanest to gain leisure; and since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour. Leisure is time for doing something useful, and this leisure the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never, for a life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things.

I am never less at leisure than when at leisure, nor less alone than when I am alone.

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

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.

Leisure and solitude are the best effect of riches, because the mother of thought. Both are avoided by most rich men, who seek company and business, which are signs of being weary of themselves.

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

Leisure is gone; gone where the spinning wheels are gone, and the pack-horses, and the slow wagons, and the peddlers who brought bargains to the door on sunny afternoons.

Leisure is pain; take off our chariot wheels and how heavily we drag the load of life. - It is our curse, like that of Cain; it makes us wander earth around to fly that tyrant, thought.

Leisure is the mother of philosophy.

The end of labor is to gain leisure.

The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure.

There is room enough in human life to crowd almost every art and science in it. If we pass "no day without a line" - visit no place without the company of a book - we may with ease fill libraries, or empty them of their contents. The more we do, the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.

You cannot give an instance of any man who is permitted to lay out his own time, contriving not to have tedious hours.