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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 Quotes.

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

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

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

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

Expect poison from standing water.
~ William Blake.

Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
~ Soren Kierkegaard.

Go to the ant, thou sluggard, learn to live, and by her busy ways, reform thy own.
~ Elizabeth Smart.

He that is doing nothing is seldom in need of helpers.
~ Proverb.

I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes.

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.

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
~ Robert Burton.

Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
~ Jeremy Collier.

Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.
~ Jean Paul.

Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
~ Cyril Connolly.

Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.
~ Johann G. Seume.

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 Quotes, 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 Quotes.

Prolonged idleness paralyzes initiative.
~ Author Unknown.

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