leisure

I am doing nothing. I like to be doing nothing to some purpose. That is what leisure means.

A people can never rise from low estate as long as the engrossed in the painful struggle for daily bread. On the other hand leisure alone is not sufficient to effect the self-promotion of man.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Leisure, though the propertied classes give its name to their own idleness, is not idleness. It is not even a luxury: it is a necessity, and a necessity of the first importance. Some of the most valuable work done in the world has been done at leisure, and never paid for in cash or kind. Leisure any be described as free activity, labor as compulsory activity. Leisure does what it likes: labor does what it must, the compulsion being that of Nature, which in these latitudes leaves men no choice between labor and starvation.

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation... A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

Nobody can live in society without conventions. The reason why sensible people are as conventional as they can bear to be is that conventionality saves so much time and thought and trouble and social friction of one sort or another that it leaves them much more leisure for freedom than unconventionality does.

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

What is leisure but opportunity for more complete and entire action?

If wealth is to be valued because it gives leisure, clearly it would be a mistake to sacrifice leisure in the struggle for wealth.

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have.

A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.

It has occurred to me that the thing you have, that all men have enough of, is perhaps the thing that you care for the best, and that is your leisure - the leisure you have to think; the leisure you have to be let alone; the leisure you have to throw the plummet into your mind, and sound the depth and dive for things below.

Whether [teaching] contexts come from richness of experience, a restless curiosity, opportunities for leisure and study, or from an education aimed at breadth, they are necessities for affecting the learning of diverse students.

The divine purpose of the present information revolution, for instance, which gives an individual unprecedented power and opportunity, is to allow us to share knowledge—spiritual knowledge—with each other, empowering and unifying individuals everywere. We need to use today’s interactive technology not just for business or leisure but to interlink as people – to create a welcome environment for the interaction of our souls, our hearts, our visions.

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.