Idleness Quotes

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.

Charles Caleb Colton

Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People that have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.

Jeremy Collier

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

Edmund Burke

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

Virginia Woolf

Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.

Voltaire

Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.

Jeremy Collier

Busy idleness urges us on

Horace

What heart can think, or tongue express, The harm that groweth of idleness?

John Heywood

Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless.

Hosea Ballou

ìAm 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.î

Lew Wallace

ìPurity of mind and idleness are incompatibleî

Mahatma Gandhi

"Idleness is the beginning of all vices."

Unknown

Gossip, like ennui, is born of idleness.

Ninon de L'Enclos

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.

Anne Baxter

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.

William Wordsworth
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