Category Archives: Leisure

Leisure Quotes

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Hamilton Wright Mabie

“A man can never be idle with safety and advantage until he has been so trained by work that he makes his freedom from times and tasks more fruitful than his toil has been.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

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Logan P. Smith

“If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.” – Logan P. Smith

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Gene Perret

“Leisure: A fancy word for people who don’t want to admit they’re bored.” – Gene Perret

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“Leisure only means a chance to do other jobs that demand attention.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Henry David Thoreau

“He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.” – Henry David Thoreau

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Arthur Lacey

“The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.” – Arthur Lacey

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Allan Bloom

“Any notion of the serious life of leisure, as well as men’s taste and capacity to live it, has disappeared. Leisure has become entertainment.” – Allan Bloom

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André Maurois

“All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast.” – André Maurois

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Agnes Repplier

“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

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Comte de Mirabeau

“I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world.” – Comte de Mirabeau

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Edgar A. Shoaff

“Leisure tends to corrupt, and absolute leisure corrupts absolutely.” – Edgar A. Shoaff

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Aristotle

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