The way to be nothing is to do nothing.
The insupportable labor of doing nothing.
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. [Matthew 9:37]
As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.
It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
Expect poison from standing water.