You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books. - Voltaire
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. - Mahatma Gandhi
The celebrated Galen said that employment was nature's physician. It is indeed so important to happiness that indolence is justly considered the parent of misery.
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent. - Plato
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several--from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy. - Jean de la Bruyere
Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence. - Benjamin Haydon
Indolence is sweet, and its consequences bitter. - Voltaire
Why is it a man can never seem to buckle down and train himself to indolence and stupidity when he can see what sanctuary they offer from toil and pain? - Alan LeMay