Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.

Fulton J. Sheen

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.

Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy.


Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure.

Benjamin Franklin

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.

Agnes Repplier

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

Bertrand Russell

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have.

William Hazlitt

The trouble with the Internet is that it's replacing masturbation as a leisure activity.

Patrick Murray

Do not say, 'When I have leisure, I will study,' because you may never have leisure.

Rabbi Hillel

Leisure is the mother of philosophy.

Thomas Hobbes

If you're taking up 4, 5, 6 foot of space, you're depriving someone else of their leisure time activity. When we get busy it is elbow to elbow.

Faye Cotner

We'll have early voting, of course, before that, beginning on the 12th of April through the 27th, to give people a chance to vote at their leisure.

Ann Beard

The trend for leisure fares has been upward all summer (averaging 16% more than a year ago), and it's continuing through the fall.

Bob Harrell

That's not including any leisure activities such as golf, fishing or kayaking.

Jeff Mielke

The Rockford area has promoted itself for leisure events and sporting events.

Tom Austin

I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.

Scipio Africanus

The average ticket value of a business traveler is about twice that of a leisure customer's ticket.

David Cush

More than 30 percent of the job growth is in leisure and hospitality, and those jobs are not high paying. So there is a little bit of a worry about job quality.

Alan Gin

Say not, when I have leisure I will study; you may not have leisure.

The Mishnah

This is an important historical site which is now a leisure facility and I feel certain that there is some way to save it.

Barry Davies

This project is the first step toward enhancing Atlantic City International Airport as a destination for both leisure and business travelers.

Frank Spencer

There is no question that there is a greater propensity to travel across all segments -- leisure, group and business.

Scott Berman

We're usually breaking down film when the show is on. There's not much leisure time during the season.

Matt Ballard

Business travelers make the decisions based on schedule, leisure travelers do it based on price. We think we can be very competitive in both areas.

Rick Delisi

The tunnel is the problem. For people to come and go at their leisure would be ideal.

Manuel Hernandez

We expect growth from most of our core businesses (in 2006/2007). Earnings from the leisure sector would depend on developments in the security situation.

Krishan Balendra

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.

Gerald Brenan

The potential is enormous but it's up to us to really develop that leisure-oriented market.

Dave Foley

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.

Thorstein Veblen

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.

Mortimer Adler

The hotel offers both business and leisure travelers a majestic experience in the Rim Country.

Scott Nadel

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.

Arnold Toynbee

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.

Lord Byron

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

Guy Debord

We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.

John Dryden

Because of the year-round opportunities there for leisure, Colorado is very popular.

Bob Whitley

A unique piece of real estate for leisure time activities in America.

Paul Tagliabue

It's had no effect on holidays during the summer, no effect on leisure travel this summer.

Robert Sinclair