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.
References[change | change source]
- Benham, W. Gurney (1926). Putnam's Complete Book of Quotations, Proverbs, and Household Words. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.
- "JamHowell Quotes and Quotations". Famous Quotes and Authors.com. Archived from the original on 15 December 2010. http://www.famousquotesandauthors.com/authors/james_howell_quotes.html.