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According to Cato the Elder, Scipio Africanus was wont to say that he was never less at leisure than when at leisure, nor less alone than when alone.
That which stands first, and is most to be desired by all happy, honest and healthy-minded men, is dignified leisure.
The two conditions that lead others to languor – i.e. leisure and solitude – him made sharper.
The thing which is the most outstanding and chiefly to be desired by all healthy and good and well-off persons, is leisure with honour.
Above all, the search after truth and its eager pursuit are peculiar to man. And so, when we have leisure from the demands of business cares, we are eager to see, to hear, to learn something new, and we esteem a desire to know.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist.
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