The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it
Few women and fewer men have enough character to be idle.
In travelling I shape myself betimes to idleness And take fools' pleasure
What heart can think, or tongue express, The harm that groweth of idleness?
Idleness travels very slowly, and poverty soon overtakes her.
Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler.
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.
Idleness is more an infirmity of the mind than of the body.
An idle life always produces varied inclinations.
Idleness is many, gathered miseries in one name.
Sluggish idleness--the nurse of sin.
Their only labour was to kill the time; And labour dire it is, and weary woe, They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle rhyme, Then, rising sudden, to the glass they go, Or saunter forth, with tottering steps and slow.
Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle.
Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.
Idleness ruins the constitution
"Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe."
The hardest work is to go idle
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
How sweet and sacred idleness is!
žBe not solitary, be not idleÓ
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.
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
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