Idleness Quotes

"Idleness is the beginning of all vices."

Unknown

"In idleness there is a perpetual despair"

Thomas Carlyle

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

Conan Doyle

In idleness there is a perpetual despairÓ

Thomas Carlyle

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

Oscar Wilde

Thus idly busy rolls their world away

Oliver Goldsmith

I live an idle burden to the ground.

Homer

Gloomy calm of idle vacancy.

Samuel Johnson

Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness

George MacDonald

That man is idle who can do something better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle.

Samuel Johnson

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.

Karl Kraus

To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.

Henry David Thoreau

The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it

John Lubbock

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

Dorothy Parker

The hardest work is to go idle

Yiddish Proverb

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Bible

How sweet and sacred idleness is!

Walter Savage Landor

žBe not solitary, be not idleÓ

Robert Burton

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

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

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

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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