Aforismi sul Tempo Libero 1

Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night. - George Allen

We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.- Aristotle

Leisure is time for doing something useful; this leisure the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never. - Benjamin Franklin

And leave us leisure to be good.- Thomas Gray, Hymn--Adversity (sc. 3)

Leisure is the mother of philosophy. - Thomas Hobbes

No blessed leisure for Love or Hope,
  But only time for Grief. - Thomas Hood, Song of the Shirt

To rove about, musing, that is to say loitering, is, for a philosopher, a good way of spending time.  - Victor Hugo

Retired Leisure
  That in trim gardens takes his pleasure. - John Milton, Il Penseroso (l. 49)

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
      - Bertrand Arthur William Russell

Mend when thou canst, be better at thy leisure;
  I can be patient, I can stay with Regan,
    I and my hundred knights. - William Shakespeare, King Lear (King Lear at II, iv)

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for its occupation.
      - George Bernard Shaw, Parents and Children

The walking stick serves the purpose of an advertisement that the bearer's hands are employed otherwise than in useful effort, and it therefore has utility as an evidence of leisure. - Thorstein Veblen

Leisure is pain; take off our chariot wheels,
  How heavily we drag the load of life!
    Blest leisure is our curse; like that of Cain,
      It makes us wander, wander earth around
        To fly that tyrant, thought. - Edward Young, Night Thoughts (night II, l. 125)