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Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds. (Quote by - Lord Chesterfield)

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible” (Quote by - Mahatma Gandhi)

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty. (Quote by - Marcus Fabius Quintilian)

So long as idleness is quite shut out from our lives, all the sins of wantonness, softness, and effeminacy are prevented; and there is but little room for temptation. (Quote by - Jeremy Taylor)

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. (Quote by - Dr Samuel Johnson )

Idleness is the grand Pacific Ocean of life, and in that stagnant abyss the most salutary things produce no good, the most noxious no evil. Vice, indeed, abstractedly considered, may be, and often is engendered in idleness; but the moment it becomes efficiently vice, it must quit its cradle and cease to be idle. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

There is less leisure now than in the Middle Ages, when one third of the year consisted of holidays and festivals. (Quote by - Ralph Borsodi)

Some people have a perfect genius for doing nothing, and doing it assiduously. (Quote by - Thomas Haliburton)

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

The real source of almost all our crimes, if the trouble is taken to trace them to a common origin, will be found to be in idleness. (Quote by - Walter Gaston Shotwell)

Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace. (Quote by - Hesiod)

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 (Quote by - Dame Agatha Christie)

It is not the hours we put in on the job, it is what we put into the hours that counts. (Quote by - Sidney Madwed)

Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools (Quote by - Lord Chesterfield)

A man's real worth is determined by what he does when he has nothing to do. (Quote by - Megiddo Message)

Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value. (Quote by - Benjamin Jowett)

We are lazier in our minds than in our bodies. (Quote by - La Rochefoucauld)

The frivolous work of polished idleness. (Quote by - Sir James Mackintosh)

Few women and fewer men have enough character to be idle. (Quote by - E.V. Lucas)

The clerisy are those who read for pleasure, but not for idleness; who read for pastime but not to kill time; who love books, but do not live by books (Quote by - Robertson Davies)

A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity. (Quote by - Robert Louis Stevenson)

Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind. (Quote by - Henry Ford)

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. (Quote by - Karen Allen)

Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless. (Quote by - Hosea Ballou)

That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided. (Quote by - Horace)


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