The Importance of Being Idle: A Little Book of Lazy Inspiration

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The time that a man may call his own,” observed Charles Lamb, that is his life.” In an age of increasingly long and stressful working hours, The Importance of Being Idle is a call-to-arms for would-be loafers to turn their hands to absolutely nothing whatsoever. This compendium of guidance and wisdom from prominent loafers argues with stunning wit and impeccable logic that idling plays an important role in both the progress of civilization and in our daily well-being. Just the thing to bring harried executives to their senses or to help committed idlers while away the lazy hours.

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"the majority of Englishmen and Americans have no life but in their work." John Stuart Mill; "the time that a man may call his own, that is his life." Charles Lamb "Thank heavens the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it." Logan Pearsall Smith; "Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect experience if only one had a coloured pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling" G K Chesterton

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