Leisure Quotes

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.

Bertrand Russell

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

Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.

C. Neil Strait

Leisure and the cultivation of human capacities are inextricably interdependent.

Margaret Mead

Unemployment diminishes people. Leisure enlarges them.

Mason Cooley

Hard work is the key to success, so work diligently on any project you undertake. If you truly want to be successful, be prepared to give up your leisure time and work past 5 PM and on weekends. Also, have faith in yourself. If you come up with a new idea that you believe in, don't allow other people to discourage you from pursuing it.

Charles Lazarus

The principles and modes of governments are too important to be disregarded by an inquisitive mind and I think are well worthy a critical examination by all students that have health and leisure

James Madison

What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures

Samuel Gompers

The goal of war is peace, of business, leisure


All intellectual improvement arises from leisure

Samuel Johnson

We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.


Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.

William Congreve

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.

Arnold Toynbee

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.

Agnes Repplier

Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.

Branch Rickey

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