Quotations on Idleness

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Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it.
- Karen Allen
(Keywords: Love, Work, Idleness, Respect)

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter
(Keywords: Home, Devil, Duty, Idleness, Labor, Profit, Sin, Temptation)

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Women, Idleness, Leisure, Retirement, Sin)

Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Men, Work, Idleness, Sin)

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Mother, Goal, Diligence, Fortune, Idleness, Man, Wishes)

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Time, Idleness, Laziness, Today, Tomorrow, Value)

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
(Keywords: Mother, Idleness, Invention, Laziness, Necessity, Opinion, Trouble)

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Keywords: Time, Idleness, Light)

Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
- Jeremy Collier
(Keywords: People, Company, Disorder, Idleness, Nothing)

The day has gone by into the dim vista of the past when idleness was considered a virtue in woman.
- Caroline A. Huling
(Keywords: Virtue, Day, Idleness, Past, Woman)

To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Care, Idleness, Man, Poor, Poverty)

Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
- Franz Kafka
(Keywords: Beginning, Idleness, Vice)

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
- John Lubbock
(Keywords: Time, Lie, Clouds, Day, Idleness, Listening, Rest, Sky, Summer, Trees, Waste, Water)

It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
- Lord Melbourne
(Keywords: Love, Nature, Faults, Idleness, Man, Neglect, Pleasure, Pursuit, Wounds)

Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.
- Herman Melville
(Keywords: Grief, Idleness, Man, Sin)

Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
- Hannah More
(Keywords: Men, Children, Evil, Idleness, Temper)

Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Keywords: Women, Life, People, Danger, Idleness, Man, Reading, Solitude)

Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.
- Johann G. Seume
(Keywords: Body, Idleness, Mind, Stupidity)









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