The happiest part of a man’s life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.
– Samuel Johnson
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
Inaction will cause a man to sink into the slough of despond and vanish without a trace.
– Farley Mowat
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor
– Victor Hugo