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

Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish. (Quote by - Francois Rabelais)

I wonder at the idleness of tears. (Quote by - Lizette Woodworth Reese)

Idleness ruins the constitution (Quote by - Ovid)

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves. (Quote by - Publius Ovidius Naso)

Idleness is the holiday of fools. (Quote by - Lord Chesterfield)

Gloomy calm of idle vacancy. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson )

Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues. (Quote by - Franz Kafka)

With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris into a bottle. (Quote by - French proverb)

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip. (Quote by - Sir James M. Barrie)

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. (Quote by - George Borrow)

For idleness is an appendix to nobility. (Quote by - Robert Burton)

How sweet and sacred idleness is! (Quote by - Walter Savage Landor)

The ruin of most men dates from some idle moment. (Quote by - George Stillman Hillard)

If a soldier or labourer complains of the hardship of his lot, set him to do nothing. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

Worse than idle is compassion if it ends in tears and sighs. (Quote by - William Wordsworth)

The day has gone by into the dim vista of the past when idleness was considered a virtue in woman. (Quote by - Caroline A. Huling)

Am I going home to idleness? No, no. My feet and hands may be still, not so the mind--that has its aspirations yet, and it will work, for it has a law unto itself. Idleness is one thing, doing is another. (Quote by - Lew Wallace)

Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind. (Quote by - Johann G. Seume)

There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility. (Quote by - Karl Kraus)

Indolence is the sleep of the mind. (Quote by - Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues)

If you are idle, you are on the road to ruin; and there are few stopping-places upon it. It is rather a precipice than a road (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

There is a working class - strong and happy - among both rich and poor: there is an idle class - weak, wicked, and miserable - among both rich and poor. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

Other men have acquired fame by industry, but this man by indolence. (Quote by - Tacitus)

Sluggish idleness--the nurse of sin. (Quote by - Edmund Spenser)


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