Quotations about   leisure

Note that not all quotations have been tagged, so the Search function may find additional quotations on this topic.



But I think a life of raising prize cattle, going shooting two or three times a year, fishing in the summer, and interspersing the whole thing with some golf and bridge — and whenever I felt like talking or writing, doing it with abandon and with no sense of responsibility whatsoever — maybe such a life wouldn’t be so bad.

Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) American general, US President (1953-61)
Letter to Alfred M. Gruenther (2 Nov 1956)
Added on 3-Sep-15 | Last updated 3-Sep-15
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , ,
More quotes by Eisenhower, Dwight David

Undoubtedly “a full dinner pail” is a great achievement as compared with an empty one, but no people ever did or can attain a worthy civilization by the satisfaction merely of material needs, however high these needs are raised. The American standard of living demands not only a high minimum wage, but a high minimum of leisure, because we must meet also needs other than material ones.

Louis Brandeis (1856-1941) American lawyer, activist, Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)
“Hours of Labor,” speech, Civic Federation of New England (11 Jan 1906)
    (Source)

Reprinted in his Business -- A Profession (1914).
Added on 30-Sep-14 | Last updated 30-Sep-14
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , ,
More quotes by Brandeis, Louis

What I love the most about deadlines is the whooshing sound they make as they go by.

Douglas Adams (1952-2001) English writer
The Salmon of Doubt (2002)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 26-Aug-14
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , ,
More quotes by Adams, Douglas