The Bible is the treasure of the poor, the solace of the sick, and the support of the dying; and while other books may amuse and instruct in a leisure hour, it is the peculiar triumph of that book to create light in the midst of darkness, to alleviate the sorrow which admits of no other alleviation, to direct a beam of hope to the heart which no other topic of consolation can reach; while guilt, despair, and death vanish at the touch of its holy inspiration.
I shall marry in haste and repeat at leisure. See Congreve 231:1.james branch cabell
Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure: Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.william congreve
Or la fin,ce crois-je, en est tout'une, d'envivre plus a' loisir et a' son aise. Now the end, I take it, is all one, to live at more leisure and at one's ease.
Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure;Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.william congreve
He that always waits upon God is ready whenever He calls. Neglect not to set your accounts even; he is a happy man who to lives as that death at all times may find him at leisure to die.owen feltham
At the root of our civilization, there is the freedom of each person of thought, of belief, of opinion, of work, of leisure.charles de gaulle
About 80 percent of our customers buy our shoes not to compete in, but to wear in their leisure time.ralf metzenmacher
Now the code of life of the High Middle Ages said something entirely opposite to this: that it was precisely lack of leisure, an inability to be at leisure, that went together with idleness; that the restlessness of work-for-work's sake arose from nothing other than idleness. There is a curious connection in the fact that the restlessness of a self-destructive work-fanatacism should take its rise from the absence of a will to accomplish something.josef pieper
"Our rulers (both here and in Great Britain) will now have leisure to attend to every part of our American polity; and, among other things, to the state of Indians: ... they have been looked upon as untamed and untameable monsters; whom, like the devoted nations around Judea, it was a kind of religion with white men to exterminate. We have treated them with a rigour and severity equally unsuitable to the genius of our government, and the mild spirit of our religion."jonathan boucher
Because in the end those kind of conservative tea-leaf-reading focus group driven polling types who I think led Kim into nothingness, he's got his life to repent in leisure now at what they did to him.paul keating
Experience has taught me that those who give their time to the absorbing claims of what is called society, not having leisure to keep up a large acquaintance with the organs of opinion, remain much more ignorant of the general state either of the public mind, or of the active and instructed part of it, than a recluse who reads the newspapers need be.john stuart mill
I attacked those Western playwrights who use their influence and affluence to preach to the world the nihilistic doctrine that life is pointless and irrationally destructive, and that there is nothing we can do about it. Until everyone is fed, clothed, housed and taught, until human beings have equal leisure to contemplate the overwhelming fact of mortality, we should not (I argued) indulge in the luxury of "privileged despair ."
The office of the leisure class in social evolution is to retard the movement and to conserve what is obsolescent. This proposition is by no means novel; it has long been one of the commonplaces of popular opinion.thorstein veblen
The beauteous pink I would not slight. Pride of the gardener's leisure.
And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace.
Having the foresight to plan to earn a living, is half of the peace and leisure in life.
The taste of the more recent accessions to the leisure class proper and of the middle and lower classes still requires a pecuniary beauty to supplement the aesthetic beauty, even in those objects which are primarily admired for the beauty that belongs to them as natural growths.thorstein veblen
And add to these retired leisure, That in trim gardens takes his pleasure.john milton
leisure for reflection, somewhere near the end of a long career, leads me to thank God for allowing me to live in a society sufficiently free of Governmental control to allow the citizenry expression of its true diversity, which is to say, diversity of thought.
leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge , were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.