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Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy. - Seneca [Lucius Annaeus Seneca]

It is dainty to be sick, if you have leisure and convenience for it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man. - Benjamin Disraeli

It is already possible to imagine a society in which the majority of the population, that is to say, its labourer's, 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. - Wystan Hugh Auden

What we lack is not so much leisure to do as time to reflect and time to feel. What we seldom 'take' is time to experience the things that we have happened, the things that are happening, the things that are still ahead of us. - Margaret Mead

I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone. - Scipio Africanus the Elder

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

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