Say not, when I have leisure I will study; you may not have leisure.
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.
(William Lyon Phelps)
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
The gods too are fond of a joke.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad.
If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.
The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.
If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
(Andrew A. Rooney)
If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.
I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value.
There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure.
In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure.
(Sydney J. Harris)
Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
It is impossible to win gracefully at chess. No man has yet said "Mate!" in a voice which failed to sound to his opponent bitter, boastful and malicious.
Life's too short for chess.
(Henry James Byron)
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing."
(Daniel J. Boorstin)
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.
I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.