Leisure Quotes

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


All intellectual improvement arises from leisure

Samuel Johnson

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.

Thomas Hobbes

Who wooed in haste and means to wed at leisure

William Shakespeare

Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.

Branch Rickey

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Gene Perret

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

Logan P. Smith

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

Comte de Mirabeau

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

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

Arthur Lacey

Now, Halford, I bid you adieu for the present. This is the first instalment of my debt. If the coin suits you, tell me so, and I'll send you the rest of my leisure: if you would rather remain my creditor than stuff your purse with such ungainly heavy pieces tell me still, and I'll pardon your bad taste, and willingly keep the treasure to myself.

Anne Bront
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