Tag: Leisure (home)

It appears, on close examination, that work is less boring than amusing oneself. By: Baudelaire

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Work, Recreation, Leisure

"Let this be our principle: in the use of gifts of Providence, refer them to the end for which their Author destined them...If we consider for what end He created food, we shall find He consulted not only our necessity but also our enjoyment...(so with) colors, gold, silver, ivory, marble. Has God not given many things value without any necessary use? Have done then with that inhuman philosophy (asceticism) which...cannot be realized without depriving man of all his sense."

permalink source: John Calvin
tags: Pleasure, Recreation, Leisure

[The Egyptian leader Amasis answered] Men who possess bows bend them only when they need to use them. If bows were bent all the time, they would break and would therefore be of no use when needed. This is also the nature of a man: if he wanted to work hard all the time and never allowed himself time to play, he would go mad without knowing it, or have a stroke. Knowing this well, I give each activity its turn.

permalink source: Herodotus, Histories 2.173
tags: Work, Leisure