Idleness Quotes

"Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools"

Lord Chesterfield

"Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues"

Benjamin Franklin

"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

"Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease."

Benjamin Franklin

"Worse than idle is compassion if it ends in tears and sighs."

William Wordsworth

ìPurity of mind and idleness are incompatibleî

Mahatma Gandhi

ìIdleness is the parent of all psychologyî

Friedrich Nietzsche

ìWork is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgraceî


ìIdleness is an appendix to nobilityî

Robert Burton

For idleness is an appendix to nobility.

Robert Burton

An idler is a watch that wants both hands; As useless if it goes as when it stands.

William Cowper

How various his employments whom the world Calls idle; and who justly in return Esteems that busy world an idler too!

William Cowper

I was raised to feel that doing nothing was a sin. I had to learn to do nothing

Jenny Joseph

An idle life always produces varied inclinations


The frivolous work of polished idleness

Sir James Mackintosh

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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