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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.
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.
Always plenty to do. Cannot well be idle and believe will rather wear out than rust out.
Henry J. Heinz
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think there's nothing that makes you happier than to be really involved in something. I can't imagine a totally idle life.
Idle is the day and lantern the hour as I delight in the splendor of your kiss grog.
When the idle poor become the idle rich, you'll never know just who is who, or which is which.
E. Y. Harburg
How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellowes as I put them down.
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.
He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
The idle always have a mind to do something.
Luc de Clapiers
The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
I came from a poor family, so working and going to school at the same time was natural. It taught me multi-tasking, although we didn't call it that back then. I learned I could never be idle, I need to be doing many things at once.
I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger.
Leonardo da Vinci
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