A Quote by Robert R. Updegraff on learning, leisure, and purpose

The purpose of learning to employ every minute properly is to unclutter our hours, deliver us of feverish activity and earn us true leisure.

Robert R. Updegraff

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on leisure


It is dainty to be sick if you have leisure and convenience for it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Oliver Herford on leisure


Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.

Oliver Herford (1863 - 1935)

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A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on friendship and leisure

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

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

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A Quote by Martin Buber on leisure


Leisure is the exultation of the possible.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on leisure, losing, and soul

If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by John Milton on garden, leisure, pleasure, and retirement

And add to these retired Leisure, That in trim gardens takes his pleasure.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 49.

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A Quote by John Dryden on leisure


We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Dedication of the Aeneis

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A Quote by John Ball on fatherhood, good, leisure, men, motherhood, pain, people, pride, water, and wine

Good people, things will never go well in England so long as goods be not in common, and so long as there be villeins and gentlemen. By what right are they whom we call lords greater folk than we? On what grounds have they deserved it? Why do they hold us in serfage? If we all came of the same father and mother, of Adam and Eve, how can they say or prove that they are better than we, if it be not that they make us gain for them by our toil what they spend in their pride? They are clothed in velvet and warm in their furs and their ermines, while we are covered with rags. They have wine and spices and fir bread; and we oat-cake and straw, and water to drink. They have leisure and fine houses; we have pain and labour, the rain and the wind in the fields. And yet it is of us and of our toil that these men hold their state.

John Ball

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A Quote by Jeanne-Marie Roland on leisure and people

People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry.

Jeanne-Marie Roland (1754 - 1793)

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