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.
Idleness is the key of beggary.
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.
Worldings revelling in the fields Of strenuous idleness.
There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility
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.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
"Idleness is the beginning of all vices."
"In idleness there is a perpetual despair"
The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth
žPurity of mind and idleness are incompatibleÓ
žI never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completelyÓ
In idleness there is a perpetual despairÓ
Thus idly busy rolls their world away
I live an idle burden to the ground.
Busy idleness urges us on
Gloomy calm of idle vacancy.
Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness
That man is idle who can do something better.
Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle.
There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility.
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
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