"Festina lente" wrote the Dutch humanist Erasmus (1466?-1536).
"Hasten slowly". Excellent advice, especially on a hot summer day.
And an excerpt from Jerome K. Jerome's Idle Thoughts Of An Ilde Fellow (1886):
"There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do."
Things I remember from the library of my mother, June Williams.
Image: Henri Matisse - Arab Coffee House, 1913, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.