Hannah Arendt on Doing Nothing

“I will admit that there are other people who are primarily interested in doing something. I am not. I can very well live without doing anything. But I cannot live without at least trying to understand whatever happens.”

~ Hannah Arendt, 1972

Tacitus on Indolence

“For indolence itself acquires a charm; and sloth, however odious at first, becomes at length engaging”

~ Tacitus

Seneca on Work

“Nothing is so certain as that the evils of idleness can be shaken off by hard work.”

~ Seneca