Quotation by H.L. Mencken

There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist. Minority Report: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks, no. 87 (1956).
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