Quotes on Leisure

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. Jules Renard Quote Details

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Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred. W. N. Taylor Quote Details

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Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy. Seneca Quote Details

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Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength. Jim Rohn Quote Details

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You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato Quote Details

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Many people know how to work hard; many others know how to play well; but the rarest talent in the world is the ability to introduce elements of playfulness into work, and to put some constructive labor into our leisure. Sydney Harris Quote Details

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Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. Margaret Thatcher Quote Details

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Every now and then, go away, take a little relaxation, because when you come back to your work, your judgment will be surer. To remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment. Go some distance away, because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony or proportion is more readily seen. Leonardo da Vinci Quote Details

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones. Seneca Quote Details

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Comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, then a master. And then it becomes a tamer, and with a hook and whip it makes puppets of your larger desires. Kahlil Gibran Quote Details

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Too many vacations that last too long, too many movies, too much TV, too much video game playing - too much undisciplined leisure time in which a person continually takes the course of least resistance gradually wastes a life. It ensures that a person's capacities stay dormant, that talents remain undeveloped, that the mind and spirit become lethargic and that the heart remains unfulfilled. Stephen Covey Quote Details

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Alternating periods of activity and rest is necessary to survive, let alone thrive. Capacity, interest, and mental endurance all wax and wane. Plan accordingly. Timothy Ferriss Quote Details

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Your use of leisure largely determines your progress – invest it, don't spend it. Fred Smith Quote Details

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A balanced combination of the two attitudes is what we want; the active man should be able to take things easily, while the man who is inclined towards repose should be capable of action. Ask nature: she will tell you that she made both day and night. Seneca Quote Details

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The mind has to be given some time off, but in such a way that it may be refreshed, not relaxed till it goes to pieces. Seneca Quote Details

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But first we have to reject the life of pleasures; they make us soft and womanish; they are insistent in their demands, and what is more, require us to make insistent demands on fortune. And then we need to look down on wealth, which is the wage of slavery. Gold and silver and everything else that clutters our prosperous homes should be discarded. Freedom cannot be won without sacrifice. If you set a high value on her, everything else must be valued at little. Seneca Quote Details

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A fellow and his business should be bosom friends in the office and sworn enemies out of it. George Horace Lorimer Quote Details

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If it takes seven days to make a living, you ought to be doing something else. Truett Cathy Quote Details

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The mind requires some relaxation, and cannot always support its bent to care and industry. David Hume Quote Details

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