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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. What are threescore years and ten hurriedly and coarsely lived to moments of divine leisure in which your life is coincident with the life of the universe?
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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A hobby is hard work you wouldn't do for a living.
~ Anonymous

 

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Cultivated leisure is the aim of man.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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He has hard work who has nothing to do.
~ Proverb

 

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How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue
~ Natalie Clifford Barney

 

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I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.
~ Scipio Africanus

 

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If we don't come apart; we will come apart.
~ Vance Havner

 

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If you are losing your leisure, look out! You are losing your soul.
~ Logan Pearsall Smith

 

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If you have no problems at your job you don't have a job you've got a hobby.
~ Ronald Dunn

 

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In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.
~ Ovid

 

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In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.
~ Pythagoras

 

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It is already possible to imagine a society in which the majority of the population, that is to say, its laborers, will have almost as much leisure as in earlier times was enjoyed by the aristocracy. When one recalls how aristocracies in the past actually behaved, the prospect is not cheerful.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says ''there is no wisdom without leisure.''
~ William Butler Yeats

 

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It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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Leisure is a beautiful garment, but it will not do for constant wear.
~ Anonymous

 

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Leisure is the exultation of the possible.
~ Martin Buber

 

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Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.
~ Thomas Hobbes

 

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