Idleness Quotes - Page 2

A man’s real worth is determined by what he does when he has nothing to do.
– Megiddo Message

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I was raised to feel that doing nothing was a sin. I had to learn to do nothing.
– Jenny Joseph

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Valor, gradually overpowered by the delicious poison of sloth, grows torpid.
– Caius Silius

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Some people have a perfect genius for doing nothing, and doing it assiduously.
– Thomas Haliburton

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I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.
– Sherlock Holmes

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The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it.
– John Lubbock

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What heart can think, or tongue express, The harm that groweth of idleness?
– John Heywood

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