In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays Quotes
The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich.
Essay 1. In Praise of Idleness
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In the fairy tales, the poor girl smiles when she becomes a princess. Right now, I don’t know if I’ll ever smile again.
Being poor is only romantic in books.
If you’re in trouble or hurt or need — go to poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help — the only ones.
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In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays