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Idleness quotes (22)
That man is idle who can do something better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Idleness
He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle by a legion.
Thomas Fuller Category: Idleness
It is better to have loft and lost than to never have loft at all.
Groucho Marx Category: Idleness
Salvation is the work of God for man; it is not the work of man for God.
Lewis Sperry Chafer Category: Idleness
The devil tempts all other men but idle men tempt the devil.
Proverb Category: Idleness
An idler is a watch that wants both hands; As useless if it goes as when it stands.
William Cowper Category: Idleness
Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield Category: Idleness
He did nothing in particular and did it very well.
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert Category: Idleness
The way to be nothing is to do nothing.
Nathaniel Howe Category: Idleness
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Lord Alfred Tennyson Category: Idleness
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former we may easily bear the latter.
Benjamin Franklin Category: Idleness
For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.
Isaac Watts Category: Idleness
IDLENESS n. A model farm where the devil experiments with seeds of new sins and promotes the growth of staple vices.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Idleness
It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
James Thurber Category: Idleness
Stand still and silently watch the world go by and it will.
Unknown Category: Idleness
Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
Robert Burton Category: Idleness
Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The more one has to do the more he is able to accomplish.
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton Category: Idleness
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have lost at all.
Samuel Butler the Younger Category: Idleness
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
Sir James Matthew Barrie Category: Idleness
Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
Mahatma Gandhi Category: Idleness
The hardest work of all doing nothing.
Malcolm S. Forbes Category: Idleness
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
Jerome Klapka Jerome Category: Idleness