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It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities.

Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.

Leisure may be defined as free activity, labor as compulsory activity. Leisure does what it likes, labor does what it must, the compulsion being that of Nature, which in these latitudes leaves men no choice between labor and starvation.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter.

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Leisure is a beautiful garment, but it will not do for constant wear.

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A hobby is hard work you wouldn't do for a living.

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Cultivated leisure is the aim of man.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says ''there is no wisdom without leisure.''

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Irish poet, and playwright.

In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

He has hard work who has nothing to do.