All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
The saying in its current form first appeared in James Howell's Proverbs in English, Italian, French and Spanish (1659). Some writers have added a second part to the saying, such as Maria Edgeworth in her book Harry and Lucy Concluded (1825):
|“||All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,
All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.