Gossip, like ennui, is born of idleness.
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
"Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel"
"Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools"
Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless.
"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."
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
What heart can think, or tongue express, The harm that groweth of idleness?
His labour is a chant, His idleness a tune; Oh, for a bee's experience Of clovers and of noon!
Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
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
Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People that have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
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.
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.
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.
If idleness do not produce vice or malevolence, it commonly produces melancholy.
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.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes
I don't think necessity is the mother of
invention -- invention . . . arises
directly from idleness, possibly also from
laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Life is best enjoyed when time periods are evenly divided between labor, sleep, and recreation...all people should spend one-third of their time in recreation which is rebuilding, voluntary activity, never idleness.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.
Grief is a species of idleness.
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.