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A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent.
If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle.
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.
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
Thomas a Kempis
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.
For Satan always finds some mischief still for idle hands to do.
Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.
J. Paul Getty
All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
Marquis de Sade
Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
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.
Surely man was not created to be an idle fellow; he was not set in this universal orchard to stand still as a tree.
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
Charles Dudley Warner
Idle time is the devil's play.
A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.
To such idle talk it might further be added: that whenever a certain exclusive occupation is coupled with specific shortcomings, it is likewise almost certainly divorced from certain other shortcomings.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
I suppose when I was writing 'V for Vendetta' I would in my secret heart of hearts have thought: 'Wouldn't it be great if these ideas actually made an impact?' So when you start to see that idle fantasy intrude on the regular world... It's peculiar.
Faffing is good. It is an important part of life. Faffing is when we disconnect from the matrix and idle for a while, like a car. Our body and spirit know deep down that human beings were not made for constant toil so subconsciously creates space through the mechanism of faffing.
Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.
I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger.
I think being idle is quite hard for me to do.
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.
As much pains were taken to make me idle as were ever taken to make me studious.
The dangers which threaten us are twofold: First, from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
Robert Dale Owen
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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