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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
Idleness is the parent of psychology.
Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency.
Eamon de Valera
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Miguel de Cervantes
Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.
Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.
It is idleness that is the curse of man - not labour. Idleness eats the heart out of men as of nations, and consumes them as rust does iron.
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
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.
It's heartbreaking to see so many people trapped in a web of enforced idleness, deep debt, and gnawing self-doubt.
William J. Clinton
Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
Jerome K. Jerome
Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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