idleness quotes

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

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.George Borrow

Gluttony and idleness are two of life's great joys, but they are not honourable.Julie Burchill

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.Robert Burton

Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.Samuel Butler

Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.Thomas Carlyle

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

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

Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.Lord Chesterfield

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

It's heartbreaking to see so many people trapped in a web of enforced idleness, deep debt, and gnawing self-doubt.William J. Clinton

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.Cyril Connolly

Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.Ezra Cornell

I'm not a fan of idleness, except in small doses.Timothy Ferriss

I was never comfortable with the risk of climbing in the Himalayas, or the amount of time in idleness that is involved in the Everest expedition.Steve Fossett

Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.Benjamin Franklin

Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.Hesiod

Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.Hesiod