Idleness Quotes

Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace


Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.


Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Lord Chesterfield

Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.

Dorothy Parker

A nation rushing hastily too and fro, busily employed in idleness.


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

Virginia Woolf

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

Robertson Davies

Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness with others

Samuel Butler

Worldings revelling in the fields Of strenuous idleness.

William Wordsworth,

There is no remedy for time misspent; No healing for the waste of idleness, Whose very languor is a punishment Heavier than active souls can feel or guess.

Sir Aubrey de Vere

Idleness is the key of beggary.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Sluggish idleness--the nurse of sin.

Edmund Spenser

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.

William Shakespeare

Thee too, my Paridel! she mark'd thee there, Stretch'd on the rack of a too easy chair, And heard thy everlasting yarn confess The Pains and Penalties of Idleness.

Alexander Pope

The frivolous work of polished idleness.

Sir James Mackintosh
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