by W. H. Davies

What is this life, if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare

No time to see, when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,

Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,

And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this is, if full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

Learn the proverbs

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

This proverb means that without time off from work, a person becomes both bored and boring.

The busiest men have the most leisure.

People who finish their work quickly ultimately have more free time

Busiest men find the most time.

Industrious people get their work done efficiently and therefore have time to do what they want.

Idle people have the least leisure.

If you are not energetic and hardworking, you will never have any free time, since you will have to spend all your 
time finishing your work.