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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.
- Agatha Christie An Autobiography, 1977
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.
- Hippocrates Decorum
Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
- Thomas A. Kempis
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
- Charlie McCarthy
That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.
- the Younger Pliny Letters
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
- Jules Renard