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    Once efficiency is universally accepted as a rule, it becomes an inner compulsion and weighs like a sense of sin, simply because no one can ever be efficient enough, just as no one can ever be virtuous enough. And this new sense of sin only contributes further to the enervation of leisure, for the rich as well as the poor. The difficulty of carrying on a leisure-oriented tradition of culture in a work-oriented society is enough in itself to keep the present crisis in our culture unresolved.

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    Oxford lends sweetness to labour and dignity to leisure.

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    Our leisure is the time the Devil seizes upon to make us work for him; and the only way we can avoid conscription into his ranks is to keep all our leisure moments profitably employed.

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    People have become shallower. They view spending, entertaining, seeking leisure and enjoying as the main objectives of their life.

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    Some by experience find those words mis-placed: At leisure married, they repent in haste.

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    Reasons for anxiety will never be lacking, whether born of prosperity or of wretchedness; life pushes on in a succession of engrossments. We shall always pray for leisure.

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    Satiety comes of too frequent repetition and he who will not give himself leisure to be thirsty can never find the true pleasure of drinking

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    Society is the offspring of leisure; and to acquire this forms the only rational motive for accumulating wealth, notwithstanding the cant that prevails on the subject of labor.

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    Some day no one will have to work more than two days a week... The human being can consume so much and no more. When we reach the point when the world produces all the goods that it needs in two days, as it inevitably will, we must curtail our production of goods and turn our attention to the great problem of what to do with our new leisure.

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    Publish in haste and repent at leisure.

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    Recreation is nothing but a change of work-an occupation for the hands by those who live by their brains, or for the brains by those who live by their hands.

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    Remove but the temptations of leisure, and the bow of Cupid will lose its effect.

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    Sit loosely in the saddle.

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    Taking photographs is not something that happens only in a moment I press the button. It is a full-time occupation. For me there is difference between leisure and work.

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    Sweet is the pleasure itself cannot spoil. Is not true leisure one with true toil?

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    Technology affects everyone, from agriculture to broadcasting to automotive to content to travel to leisure to everything, so we're seeing an incredible array of CEOs from every different industry.

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    That god forbid, that made me first your slave, I should in thought control your times of pleasure, Or at your hand th' account of hours to crave, Being your vassal bound to stay your leisure.

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    Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred.

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    The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure.

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    The average are addicted to leisure. The exceptional are obsessed with learning.

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    The bourgeois thinkers of the eighteenth century thus turned Aristotle's formula on its head: satisfactions which the Greek philosopher had identified with leisure were now transposed to the sphere of work, while tasks lacking in any financial reward were drained of all significance and left to the haphazard attentions of decadent dilettantes. It now seemed as impossible that one could be happy and unproductive as it had once seemed unlikely that one could work and be human.

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    The best in business spend far more time on learning than in leisure.

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    The difference between film and TV is the pace. You don't have the leisure of time in television.

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    The greatest part of what we say and do is really unnecessary. If a man takes this to heart, he will have more leisure and less uneasiness.

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    The difficulty of carrying on a leisure-oriented tradition of culture in a work-oriented society is enough in itself to keep the present crisis in our culture unresolved.

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    The fight against unfair scheduling is like the fight for a regulated work day - it's people fighting for reasonable conditions at work and to have a life, so you can have some leisure.

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    Small leisure have the poor for grief.

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    The intellect must not be kept at consistent tension, but diverted by pastimes.... The mind must have relaxation, and will rise stronger and keener after recreation.

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    The illustrious and noble ought to place before them certain rules and regulations, not less for their hours of leisure and relaxation than for those of business.

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    The institution of a leisure class has emerged gradually during the transition from primitive savagery to barbarism; or more precisely, during the transition from a peaceable to a consistently warlike habit of life.

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    The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich.

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    The poor and the busy have no leisure for sentimental sorrow.

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    The leisure class is one in which individuals have sufficient economic security and sufficient leisure to find opportunity for a variety of satisfactions in life.

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    The most desirable thing in life after health and modest means is leisure with dignity.

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

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    The student who secures his coveted leisure and retirement by systematically shirking any labor necessary to man obtains but an ignoble and unprofitable leisure, defrauding himself of the experience which alone can make leisure fruitful.

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    The purely emotional form of Pietism is, as Ritschl has pointed out, a religious dilettantism for the leisure class.

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    There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.

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    There can be no education without leisure; and without leisure, education is worthless.

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    The slaves in Rome were incapable of leisure and so their masters gave them entertainment to keep them pacified.

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    The soul is dyed by the color of its leisure hours.

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    The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security.

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    Thoughts come maimed and plucked of plumage from the lips, which, from the pea, in the silence of your own leisure and study, would be born with far more beauty.

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    To be successful, you need leisure. You need time hanging heavily on your hands.

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    To rove about, musing, that is to say loitering, is, for a philosopher, a good way of spending time.

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    Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.

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    True Work is the necessity of poor humanity's earthly condition. The dignity is in leisure. Besides, 99 hundredths of all the work done in the world is either foolish and unnecessary, or harmful and wicked.

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    Unemployment diminishes people. Leisure enlarges them.

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    The true contemplative is one who has discovered the art of finding leisure even in the midst of his work, by working with such a spirit of detachment and recollection that even his work is a prayer

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    The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.