Friday, November 28, 2008

Leisure Quotes about The Joy of Not Working

Here is an e-mail that I recently received about The World's Second Best Retirement Book from someone in New Zealand:

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Dave & Reena Tattersfield"
    Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 9:23 PM
    The Joy Of Not Working


    I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed reading The Joy of Not Working .

    Your voice is a refreshing change from the 'work harder and buy more and more stuff' voice that seems to purvade western.society.

    A simpler approach and enjoying life is far more attractive to me.


And here are three quotes about leisure that I used in my speech about The Joy of Not Working in Istanbul on November 26th.

    If the soul has food for study and learning, nothing is more delightful than an old age of leisure.
    — Cicero (Roman Statesman 106-43 B.C.)

    I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world.
    — Comte de Mirabeau (French Statesman 1749- 1791)

    Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain, the lazy one never.
    — Benjamin Franklin (American Statesman
    1706- 1790)

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