I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it."
"The real source of almost all our crimes, if the trouble is taken to trace them to a common origin, will be found to be in idleness."
To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
"Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments."
"The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth."
"Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues"
"Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease."
"Worse than idle is compassion if it ends in tears and sighs."
ìIdleness is the parent of all psychologyî
ìWork is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgraceî
An idler is a watch that wants both hands; As useless if it goes as when it stands.
For idleness is an appendix to nobility.
ìIdleness is an appendix to nobilityî
How various his employments whom the world Calls idle; and who justly in return Esteems that busy world an idler too!
I was raised to feel that doing nothing was a sin. I had to learn to do nothing
An idle life always produces varied inclinations
The frivolous work of polished idleness
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.
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
A nation rushing hastily too and fro, busily employed in idleness.
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