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Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
It is hard to rescue a man from the slough of luxury and idleness combined. If anything can do it, it is a cradle filled annually.
Idleness allows you to turn a situation from boredom to pleasure.
I'm not a fan of idleness, except in small doses.
Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it.
Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. I dread idleness as if it were Hell.
Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.
It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us.
George H. White
Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
I was never comfortable with the risk of climbing in the Himalayas, or the amount of time in idleness that is involved in the Everest expedition.
It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
I wonder at the idleness of tears.
Lizette Woodworth Reese
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