The great sea makes one a great sceptic.
~ Richard Jefferies
We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.
People tend to forget that play is serious.
The intellect must not be kept at consistent tension, but diverted by pastimes.... The mind must have relaxation, and will rise stronger and keener after recreation.
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We seldom enjoy leisure we haven't earned.
H. Jackson Brown
Fun is about as good a habit as there is.
I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world.
Comte de Mirabeau
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
Leisure only means a chance to do other jobs that demand attention.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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
Any notion of the serious life of leisure, as well as men's taste and capacity to live it, had disappeared. Leisure became entertainment.
Leisure: A fancy word for people who don't want to admit they're bored.
The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.
All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast.
Leisure tends to corrupt, and absolute leisure corrupts absolutely.
Edgar A. Shoaff
We all need empty hours in our lives or we will have no time to create or dream.
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
To the art of working well a civilized race would add the art of playing well.