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An idler is a watch that wants both hands;
As useless if it goes as when it stands.

An idler is a watch that wants both hands;
As useless if it goes as when it stands.

by William Cowper Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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I was raised to feel that doing nothing was a sin. I had to
learn to do nothing.

I was raised to feel that doing nothing was a sin. I had to
learn to do nothing.

by Jenny Joseph Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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There is no remedy for time misspent;
No healing for the waste of idleness,
Whose very languor read more

There is no remedy for time misspent;
No healing for the waste of idleness,
Whose very languor is a punishment
Heavier than active souls can feel or guess.

by Sir Aubrey De Vere Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time,
which every day produces, and which most read more

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time,
which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but
which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction
for the life of man.

by Robert Burton Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely

I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely

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Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired read more

Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.

by Jeremy Collier Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools

Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools

by Lord Chesterfield Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -- and dull fantasy at that, as read more

To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -- and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.

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I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.

by Dr. Seuss Found in: Fantasy Quotes, Nonsense Quotes,
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