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I think being idle is quite hard for me to do.
As much pains were taken to make me idle as were ever taken to make me studious.
I'm homosexual... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green.
If a brain is exercised properly, anyone can grow intelligence, at any age, and potentially by a lot. Or you can just let your brain idle - and watch it slowly, inexorably, go to seed like a sedentary body.
As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan.
We have to remember that Dr. King was not an idle dreamer. Dr. King was a man of action. If Dr. King were here, he would challenge us and exhort us.
Belief fails when it works not well indeed but is idle as a sleeping man... Each virtuous deed is strong when it is grounded upon the solidity of belief.
In theory, people would pick progression every time over being idle. But if you look at us as a culture, as a people, you would say that if you get up at five o'clock in the morning, eat your breakfast, go to work, make money, pay your bills, you're progressing, when you're still doing what's comfortable.
Besides all this, if you are idle, and take to bad courses, you will hurt those of your brethren who are slaves, and do all in your power to prevent their being free.
Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for thought both early and late - thoughts both about and not about art.
Tonight Illinois has set a tone for the nation, that we won't stand idle hoping that our economy improves. This is a brand new day for the Illinois Republican Party.
When the idle poor become the idle rich, you'll never know just who is who, or which is which.
E. Y. Harburg
New York musicians rarely have the time for idle chat and conversation after a gig. Despite popular assumption of our scintillating after-hours, that illusion is overtaken by the constant hustle to juggle a part-time or full-time job, a myriad of errands, a second or third gig of the day, and perhaps a child or two somewhere.
I think there's nothing that makes you happier than to be really involved in something. I can't imagine a totally idle life.
How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellowes as I put them down.
It is the artist's function not to copy but to synthesise: to eliminate from that gross confusion of actuality which is his raw material whatever is accidental, idle, irrelevant, and select for perpetuation that only which is appropriate and immortal.
William Ernest Henley
The program should know if someone is at the keyboard or joystick or if it is just sitting there idle. It should know if someone is proficient in its use or a novice.
Always plenty to do. Cannot well be idle and believe will rather wear out than rust out.
Henry J. Heinz
Idle is the day and lantern the hour as I delight in the splendor of your kiss grog.
It is idle to waste time and discuss whether it was within our power and duty to see whether we could prepare a Bill better than the Remedial Bill.
We throw all our attention on the utterly idle question whether A has done as well as B, when the only question is whether A has done as well as he could.
William Graham Sumner
We Indians are Latin America's moral reserve. We act according to a universal law that consists of three basic principles: do not steal, do not lie and do not be idle.
But there's not enough time in life to go sit at a party, have a drink, and make idle conversation. There's too many important things to do. Just being together with my husband, spending time alone, which I have very little of.
The idle always have a mind to do something.
Luc de Clapiers
He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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