Busy Quotes

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.

Henry C. Link

The happiest people are those who are too busy to notice whether they are or not.

William Feather

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.

Lucille Ball

If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time.

Elbert Hubbard

He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.

Victor Hugo

The busy bee has no time for sorrow.

William Blake

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.


Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy.

Charles Peters

The world's a rollercoaster, And I am not strapped in. Maybe I should hold with care, But my hands are busy in the air!

Brandon Boyd

Chance and change are busy ever; Man decays, and ages move; But His mercy waneth never; God is wisdom, God is love.

Sir John Bowring

And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace


Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing

Thomas Alva Edison

I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets.


I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

How various his employments whom the world Calls idle; and who justly in return Esteems that busy world an idler too!

William Cowper
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