Art, Work, and Leisure
They talk of the dignity of work. Bosh. The dignity is in leisure. [Herman Melville]
We should learn to enjoy our leisure if we mean to profit from it. Employ your time well, if you mean to gain leisure. [Benjamin Franklin]
Man does not cease to play because he grows old, he grows old because he ceases to play. [Drew Lachey]
If you succeed in gaining leisure time, there comes the challenge of using it for further benefit. Some fall from their attainments for not seeing that. Some that are better off, strive to show off mainly, which is at best only a meagre or low-levelled sort of success. There are better levels than that.
Art is a formidable way to enjoy leisure to some, and the art of living is not to be forgotten thereby.
Every true artist lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life. [Cf. Luigi Pirandello]
A man always has two reasons for doing anything - a good reason and the real reason. [J. P. Morgan]
When a good reason is a real reason, there is integrity, and that's not bad.