Idle mind Quotes

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.

Lew Wallace

Thanks be to God, since my leaving drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.

Samuel Pepys

For when men labor they keep out of mischief. You remember the old proverb--An idle mind is the Devils workshop.

George Q. Cannon

žAm 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.Ó

Lew Wallace

žPurity of mind and idleness are incompatibleÓ

Mahatma Gandhi

Idleness is the badge of the gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the stepmother of discipline, the chief author of all mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion upon which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases; for the mind is naturally active, and, if it is not occupied about some honest business, it rushes into mischief or sinks into melancholy.

Robert Burton

žPurity of mind and idleness are incompatibleÓ

Mahatma Gandhi

"Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools"

Lord Chesterfield

Idleness is more an infirmity of the mind than of the body.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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