Idleness Quotes, Sayings about being idle

He who indulges in idleness, deserves no success.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
– A.A. Milne

Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is.
– William E. Barrett

Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop.

Submitted by: PeaceLove&Happiness

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


The only thing wrong with doing nothing is that you never know when you’re finished.

If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
Samuel Johnson

The happiest part of a man’s life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.
Samuel Johnson

There is no greater cause of melancholy than idleness.
– Robert Burton

Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
– Hesiod

Even the strongest of iron is eaten away by rust.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo

Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.

Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
– Cyril Connolly

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments.
Benjamin Franklin

Do not let idleness set in, not even for a second, as seconds will lead to minute, minutes will lead to hour, hours will lead to day, days will lead to week, weeks will lead to month, months will lead to year, years will be wasted before you realize there is no more time left to waste.

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