Idleness Quotes

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.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

Idleness is only fatal to the mediocre.

Albert Camus

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness its opposite never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

To have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.

Albert Camus

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.

Brigham Young

There is a care for trifles which proceeds from love of conscience, and is most holy; and a care for trifles which comes of idleness and frivolity, and is most base.

John Ruskin

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Idleness, women, disorder, a foolish partiality for one's own native place, discontent and timidity are six obstructions to greatness.

Hitopadesa Hitopadesa

It seems to me that all of the evil in life comes from idleness, boredom, and psychic emptiness, but all of that is inevitable when you become accustomed to living at others expense.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Ye who, borne about in chariots and sedans know no fatigue but that of idleness.

William Cowper

It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.

Bishop Robert South

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Miguel de Cervantes

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

When they are not at war they do a little hunting, but spend most of their time in idleness, sleeping and eating. The strongest and most warlike do nothing. They vegetate, while the care of hearth and home and fields is left to the women, the old and the weak. Strange inconsistency of temperament, which makes the same men lovers of sloth and haters of tranquility.

Tacitus

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

Robert Burton

Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is.

William E. Barrett

Trouble springs from idleness.

Benjamin Franklin

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.

Agatha Christie

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.

Agatha Christie

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

Agatha Christie

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes

Miguel De Cervantes

His labour is a chant, His idleness a tune; Oh, for a bee's experience Of clovers and of noon!

Emily Dickinson

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.

Jeremy Taylor

If idleness do not produce vice or malevolence, it commonly produces melancholy.

Sydney Smith

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