Boredom Proverbs

By | July 10, 2017

Sayings about Bores and Boredom

Boredom is the father of all sins. ~ German Proverbs

The best cure for boredom is hard work. ~ Traditional Proverb

Without the companionship even paradise would be boring. ~ Arabian Proverbs

If there were no cold Friday evenings and boring Saturdays, no one would get married any more. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

One must learn to be bored. ~ French Proverbs

Does your neighbor bore you? Lend him some money. ~ Italian Proverbs

Work relieves us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and want. ~ French Proverb

Quiet worms will bore a hole in the wall. ~ Japanese Proverbs

To tell the truth is dangerous; to listen to it is boring. ~ Danish Proverbs

A bore is a man who has nothing to say and says it anyway. ~ Traditional Proverb

The Hungarian is far too lazy to be bored. ~ German Proverb

Boredom is a disease of the mind and psyche, an insidious disease. It not only takes the joy out of life, but the creativity as well. No one of God’s children should ever be bored with life. ~ Traditional Proverb

Quotations about Bores and Boredom

Boredom is a sickness

The biggest bore of all is he who is overflowing with congratulations. ~ Thomas Hood

If you’re bored with life — you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don’t have enough goals. ~ Lou Holtz

Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about. ~ Louis Kronenberger

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face. ~ Charlotte Whitton

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

One must choose in life between boredom and suffering. ~ Anne Germain De Stael

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. ~ Thomas Szasz

One can be bored until boredom becomes a mystical experience. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Boredom is rage spread thin. ~ Paul Johannes Tillich

Only those who want everything done for them are bored. ~ Billy Graham

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. ~ Samuel Butler

We are almost always bored with people that we should not be bored with. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other. ~ Susan Sontag

You’ll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea. ~ Earl Nightingale

Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing, and dancing sooner than war. ~ Homer

We often bore others when we think we cannot possibly bore them. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Boredom slays more of existence than war. ~ Norman Mailer

Goodbye. I am leaving because I am bored. ~ George Saunders

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~ Ellen Parr

A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it. ~ Henry Ford

Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It’s a symptom of security. ~ Eugene Ionesco

People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always. ~ Guy Debord

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. ~ Charles Baudelaire

I’m afraid of nothing except being bored. ~ Greta Garbo

Passions are less mischievous than boredom, for passions tend to diminish and boredom increase. ~ Barbey d’Aurevilly

Man is the only animal that can be bored. ~ Erich Fromm

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. ~ Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

The one sure means of dealing with boredom is to care for someone else, to do something kind and good. ~ Theodore Haecker

Some people are so boring that they make you waste an entire day in five minutes. ~Jules Renard

The world is eaten up by boredom. You can’t see it all at once. It is like dust. You go about and never notice, you breathe it in, you eat and drink it. ~ Georges Bernanos

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself. ~ Gerald Brenan

Just standing around looking beautiful is so boring, really boring, so boring. ~ Michelle Pfeiffer

The penalty for success is to be bored by people who used to snub you. ~ Lady Nancy Astor

One of the worst forms of mental suffering is boredom, not knowing what to do with oneself and one’s life. ~ Erich Fromm

Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence. ~ Leo Stein

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism. ~ Wendell Phillips

Boring people are a reflection of boring people. ~ Doug Horton

Bore — a person who talks when you wish him to listen. ~ Ambrose Bierce

The only unhappiness is a life of boredom. ~ Henri B. Stendhal

The only thing worse than being bored is being boring. ~Jean Baudrillard

Over-excitement and boredom are states of mind which I equally shun. ~ E.V. Knox

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest. ~ Author Unknown

The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. ~ Wayne Dyer

Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored. ~ Wayne Dyer

Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. ~ Renata Adler

Boredom: the desire for desires. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. ~ Dale Carnegie

Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do. ~ Heraclitus

Boredom acts as an initiator of originality by pushing me into new activities or new thoughts. ~ Hugh Prather

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads.. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Boredom is the root of all evil — the despairing refusal to be oneself. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

When people are bored it is primarily with themselves. ~ Eric Hoffer

Hell is more like boredom, or not having enough to do, and too much time to contemplate one’s deficiencies. ~ Dorothy Gilman

Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything. ~ Don Marquis

The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. ~ Saul Steinberg

Boredom is not an end-product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. ~ Frank Moore Colby

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. ~ Evelyn Waugh

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true. ~ Dean William R. Inge

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away. ~ Walter Benjamin

A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. ~ Bert Leston Taylor

Being bored is an insult to oneself. ~ Jules Renard

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one’s faculties slowly dying? ~ John Berger

Bore: A man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company. ~ Gian Vincenzo Gravina

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. ~ Bertrand Russell

Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative. ~ Le Duc de Lévis

If you’re bored with life — you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don’t have enough goals. ~ Lou Holtz

People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company. ~ Jeremy Collier

All kinds are good except the kind that bores you. ~ Voltaire

Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it’s their fault. ~ Henry Kissinger

The worst thing about a bore is not that he won’t stop talking, but that he won’t let you stop listening. ~Author Unknown

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. ~ H.L. Mencken

Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. ~ Sir Cecil Beaton

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