Toggle My BrainyQuote
Quote of the Day
- Page 3
Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
Tarot cards likely originated in northern Italy during the late 14th or early 15th century. The oldest surviving set, known as the Visconti-Sforza deck, was created for the Duke of Milan's family around 1440. The cards were used to play a bridge-like game known as tarocchi, popular at the time among nobles and other leisure lovers.
Brendan I. Koerner
The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
Arnold J. Toynbee
I think that it is important to be gregarious, and that friendships are not just a leisure pursuit, that they are an integral part of what it is to be human, and one does better work if one has a circle of friends that is active.
Instead of reading a paper, we now read the news online. Instead of buying books at a store, we buy them on-line. What's so revolutionary? The Internet has mainly affected our leisure life.
Sure, jets are fast and economical, but, oh my, what fun we've lost and what leisure we've sacrificed in the race to efficiency. Somehow, stepping onto a plane and zooming across the United States in a matter of hours doesn't hold a candle to the dear, old-fashioned train ride.
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
George Bernard Shaw
Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay.
The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods.
What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes - ah, they have all the necessary leisure.
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
The busier we are the more leisure we have.
Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
People are often quite surprised by the sport and leisure activities practised by the blind. For example, tandem cycling is very popular.
One person may need (or want) more leisure, another more work; one more adventure, another more security, and so on. It is this diversity that makes a country, indeed a state, a city, a church, or a family, healthy. 'One-size-fits-all,' and that size determined by the State has a name, and that name is 'slavery.'
Leisure is not synonymous with time. Nor is it a noun. Leisure is a verb. I leisure. You leisure.
Work is toil: what one does only to earn a living. If it gives pleasure, it is leisure.
If there is such a thing as a workaholic, I'm it, and that's what passes for leisure.
Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night.
George Allen, Sr.
You can give men food and leisure and amusements and good conditions of work, and still they will remain unsatisfied. You can deny them all these things, and they will not complain so long as they feel that they have something to die for.
The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure.
Economics works great for planning your life when you don't have a work passion, since we tend to assume that your job delivers only money and you trade off job hours with leisure hours. If you think your job will just be a job, pick one that pays well per hour and leaves you some time off, even if the activity of the job is boring.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Image of the Moment
We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
Get Social with BrainyQuote
Follow BrainyQuote on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to share inspiring quotes with friends.
Join us on
Follow us on
Follow us on
Quote of the Day
BQ on Facebook
BQ on Twitter
BQ on Pinterest
BQ on Google+
BQ on Instagram
Quote Of The Day Feeds
Quote of the Day Email
© 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote