Idleness Quotes

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth

Oscar Wilde

In idleness there is a perpetual despairÓ

Thomas Carlyle

žI never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completelyÓ

Conan Doyle

"In idleness there is a perpetual despair"

Thomas Carlyle

"Idleness is the beginning of all vices."

Unknown

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

Some of the most dreadful mischief that afflict mankind proceed from wine; it is the cause of disease, quarrels, sedition, idleness, aversion to labor, and every species of domestic disorder.

FranŃois de Salignac

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

Hesiod

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.

Benjamin Franklin

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.

Oscar Wilde

Equality is. one of the most consummate scoundrels that ever crept from the brain of a political juggler--a fellow who thrusts his hand into the pocket of honest industry or enterprising talent, and squanders their hard-earned profits on profligate idleness or indolent stupidity.

James Kirke Paulding

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.

Samuel Johnson

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments

Benjamin Franklin

Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness

Herman Melville

How sweet and sacred idleness is!

Walter Savage Landor

"Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe."

Dorothy Parker

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.

Lord Chesterfield

In such a world as ours the idle man is not so much a biped as a bivalve; and the wealth which breeds idleness, of which the English peerage is an example, and of which we are beginning to abound in specimens in this country, is only a sort of human oyster bed, where heirs and heiresses are planted, to spend a contemptible life of slothfulness in growing plump and succulent for the grave-worms' banquet.

Horace Mann

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 Christie

Idleness is the great corrupter of youth, and the bane and dishonor of middle age. He who, in the prime of life, finds time to hang heavy on his hands, may with much reason suspect that he has not consulted the duties which the consideration of his age imposed upon him; assuredly he has not consulted his happiness.

Hugh Blair

Give me to live with Love alone And let the world go dine and dress; For Love hath lowly haunts... If life's a flower, I choose my own 'T is "love in Idleness".

Samuel Laman Blanchard

Let us give to our republic a fourth power with authority over the youth, the hearts of men, public spirit, habits, and republican morality. Let us establish this Areopagus to watch over the education of the children, to supervise national education, to purify whatever may be corrupt in the republic, to denounce ingratitude, coldness in the country's service, egotism, sloth, idleness, and to pass judgment upon the first signs of corruption and pernicious example.

Simn Jos Antonio de la Santsima Trinidad Bolvar y

We are made weak both by idleness and distrust of ourselves. Unfortunate, indeed, is he who suffers from both. If he is a mere individual he becomes nothing; if he is a king he is lost.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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