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To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
If I'm alone too long I think too much, and I'm not interested in doing that. That won't lead anywhere good, I'm sure. If I'm busy I tend to stay out of trouble. An idle mind is the devil's playground.
Lisa Marie Presley
Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
There is no substitute under the heavens for productive labor. It is the process by which dreams become realities. It is the process by which idle visions become dynamic achievements.
Gordon B. Hinckley
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
I have ideas every day, and if I'm not carrying a pad of paper, I'm typing it into the notes thing on my iPhone, and it's just ridiculous - idle hands are the devil's plaything, and I can't be the devil's plaything. I got to be the devil; I got to be the guy making it all happen.
As much pains were taken to make me idle as were ever taken to make me studious.
Most of the time, feelings just seem to get in the way. They're a luxury for the idle, a bourgeois concept. Feelings are overrated.
All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
Marquis de Sade
Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.
My day starts at 5 A.M. and gets over at 10:30 P.M. Its a long day but I love it... I can't sit idle.
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
For Christian faith not to be idle in the world, the work of doctors and garbage collectors, business executives and artists, stay-at-home moms or dads and scientists needs to be inserted into God's story with the world. That story needs to provide the most basic rules by which the game in all these spheres is played.
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
Charles Dudley Warner
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.
Idle time is the devil's play.
Always plenty to do. Cannot well be idle and believe will rather wear out than rust out.
Henry J. Heinz
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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