Idleness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Idleness

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Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
~By Miguel de Cervantes ~


Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
~By Anton Chekhov ~


Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.
~By Herman Melville ~


Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it.
~By Karen Allen ~


Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
~By Hesiod ~


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.
~By Anne Baxter ~


Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. I dread idleness as if it were Hell.
~By Beatrice Potter Webb ~


Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.
~By Victor Hugo ~


It is hard to rescue a man from the slough of luxury and idleness combined. If anything can do it, it is a cradle filled annually.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


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


Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
~By Franz Kafka ~


Idleness is the parent of psychology.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


The day has gone by into the dim vista of the past when idleness was considered a virtue in woman.
~By Caroline A. Huling ~


I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
~By Agatha Christie ~


Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency.
~By Eamon de Valera ~


Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


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


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


I wonder at the idleness of tears.
~By Lizette Woodworth Reese ~


It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
~By George Borrow ~


Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
~By Jerome K. Jerome ~


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


Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.
~By Ezra Cornell ~


It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
~By Francois Rabelais ~


Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
~By William Wordsworth ~


It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
~By Lord Melbourne ~


It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us.
~By George H. White ~


Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.
~By Benjamin Jowett ~


Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
~By Robert Burton ~


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.
~By John Lubbock ~


Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
~By Hesiod ~


It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
~By Bishop Robert South ~


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


Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.
~By Samuel Johnson ~

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