leisure

A Quote by Aristotle on justice, leisure, order, peace, and war

We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on labor and leisure

The end of labor is to gain leisure.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on leisure, mathematics, needs, practicality, research, and skill

Now that practical skills have developed enough to provide adequately for material needs, one of these sciences which are not devoted to utilitarian ends [mathematics] has been able to arise in Egypt, the priestly caste there having the leisure necessary for disinterested research.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Metaphysica, 1-981b

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A Quote by Aristotle on glory, happiness, leisure, life, politicians, politics, and power

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself - Power and glory, or happiness.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Appius Claudius on leisure, people, understanding, and work

The Roman people understand work better than leisure. Negotium populo Romano melius quam otium committi

Appius Claudius

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on fiction, leisure, life, listening, peace, retirement, and war

Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: You've Had Your Time, ch. 2, 1990.

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on idleness, leisure, meditation, retirement, vices, wishes, and women

CONVENT, n. A place of retirement for woman who wish for leisure to meditate upon the vice of idleness.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Agnes Repplier on leisure, life, and pleasure

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.

Agnes Repplier (1855 - 1950)

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