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A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of Hell. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

If idleness do not produce vice or malevolence, it commonly produces melancholy. (Quote by - Sydney Smith)

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. (Quote by - Jerome K. Jerome)

Their only labour was to kill the time; And labour dire it is, and weary woe, They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle rhyme, Then, rising sudden, to the glass they go, Or saunter forth, with tottering steps and slow. (Quote by - James Thomson (1))

In travelling I shape myself betimes to idleness And take fools' pleasure (Quote by - George Eliot)

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. (Quote by - Buddha)

A man who has no office to go to--I don't care who he is--is a trial of which you can have no conception. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Idleness is many, gathered miseries in one name. (Quote by - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter )

Idleness is the parent of all psychology” (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

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. (Quote by - John Lubbock)

Too much idleness, I have observed, fills up a man's time more completely and leaves him less his own master, than any sort of employment whatsoever (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Idleness and timidity often despair without being overcome, and forbear attempts for fear of being defeated; and we may promote the invigoration of faint endeavors, by showing what has already been performed. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed. (Quote by - St. Jerome)

Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is. (Quote by - William E. Barrett)

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette. (Quote by - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present. (Quote by - Cyril Connolly)

I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely. (Quote by - Sherlock Holmes)

Idleness travels very slowly, and poverty soon overtakes her. (Quote by - John Hunter)

Did nothing in particular, and did it very well. (Quote by - W. S. Gilbert)

Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe. (Quote by - Dorothy Parker)

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. (Quote by - Anthony Trollope)

Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without passion, without business, without entertainment, without care. It is then that he recognizes that he is empty, insufficient, dependent, ineffectual. From the depths of his soul now comes at once boredom, gloom, sorrow, chagrin, resentment and despair. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)


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