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Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. (Quote by - William Wordsworth)

A physician can sometimes bury the scythe of death, but he has no power over the sand in the hourglass. (Quote by - Hester Lynch Thrale)

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. (Quote by - Anne Baxter)

Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. (Quote by - Jerome K. Jerome)

Busy idleness urges us on. (Quote by - Horace)

The hardest work is to go idle. (Quote by - Yiddish Proverb)

Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

There is really nothing left to a genuine idle man, who possesses any considerable degree of vital power, but sin. (Quote by - Josiah Gilbert Holland)

To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

That man is idle who can do something better. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness - the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected. (Quote by - George MacDonald)

Were't not affection chains thy tender days To the sweet glances of thy honored love, I rather would entreat thy company To see the wonders of the world abroad Than, living dully sluggardized at home, Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Any fool can be fussy and rid himself of energy all over the place, but a man has to have something in him before he can settle down to do nothing. (Quote by - J. B. Priestley)

It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us. (Quote by - George H. White)

His labour is a chant, His idleness a tune; Oh, for a bee's experience Of clovers and of noon! (Quote by - Emily Dickinson)

Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron. (Quote by - Ezra Cornell)

Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

In the diligence of his idleness. (Quote by - Hosea Ballou)

Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel (Quote by - John Quincy Adams)

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. (Quote by - Bible)

The bees can abide no drones amongst them; but as soon as they begin to be idle, they kill them. (Quote by - Plato)

Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions. (Quote by - Victor Hugo)

Evil thoughts often come from idleness. (Quote by - Gaelic Proverb)

All man's troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal, Pensées)

An idle life always produces varied inclinations. (Quote by - Marcus Annaeus Lucan)


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