Idleness Quotes, Sayings about being idle

Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
Voltaire

Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Idleness, we are accustomed to say, is the root of all evil. To prevent this evil, work is recommended…. Idleness as such is by no means a root of evil; on the contrary, it is truly a divine life, if one is not bored….
– Soren Kierkegaard

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
– John Lubbock

Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
Albert Camus

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.
Bill Watterson

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