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Idleness Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Idleness:

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
~ Victor Hugo.

A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson.

An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
~ English Proverb.

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
~ Mahatma Gandhi.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
~ J. Lubbock.

Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
~ Voltaire.

Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
~ Benjamin Franklin.

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.
~ Benjamin Franklin.

As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.
~ Samuel Johnson.

Democracy divides people into workers and loafers. It makes no provision for those who have no time to work.
~ Karl Kraus.

Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
~ Hannah More.

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
~ Anne Baxter.

It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
~ James Thurber.

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
~ Jerome K. Jerome.

It is not the hours we put in on the job, it is what we put into the hours that counts.
~ Sidney Madwed.

Irons rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
~ Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks, 1508.

Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Dodging duty at the double, leaving work alone.
~ Author Unknown.

Millions are idle, but it's comforting to know that most of them have jobs.
~ Author Unknown.

Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle.
~ Samuel Johnson.

Prolonged idleness paralyzes initiative.
~ Author Unknown.

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