Leisure Quotes

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.

Henry David Thoreau

If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.

Logan P. Smith

Leisure: A fancy word for people who don't want to admit they're bored.

Gene Perret

Leisure is time for doing something useful; this leisure the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never

Benjamin Franklin

Leisure only means a chance to do other jobs that demand attention.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Who wooed in haste and means to wed at leisure

William Shakespeare

Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.

Fulton J. Sheen

I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world.

Comte de Mirabeau

The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.

Arthur Lacey

Failures are often the results of timidity and fears; disappointments are the results of bashfulness; hours of leisure pass away like summer-clouds, therefore, do not waste opportunity of doing good.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Having the foresight to plan to earn a living, is half of the peace and leisure in life.

Jafar ibn Muhammad as-S

Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment. Such attraction fades quickly - it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation.

Pope Benedict XVI

Why are the gentlemen more open [to philosophy] than the people? Because they have money and hence leisure and can appreciate the beautiful and useless. And because they despise necessity.

Allan David Bloom

Our rulers (both here and in Great Britain) will now have leisure to attend to every part of our American polity; and, among other things, to the state of Indians: ... they have been looked upon as untamed and untameable monsters; whom, like the devoted nations around Judea, it was a kind of religion with white men to exterminate. We have treated them with a rigour and severity equally unsuitable to the genius of our government, and the mild spirit of our religion.

Jonathan Boucher

In his leisure Clayton read, often aloud to his wife, from the store of books he had brought for their new home. Among these were many for little children picture books, primers, readers for they had known that their little child would be old enough for such before they might hope to return to England.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

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