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I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy.
Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest.
Indolence is the sleep of the mind.
Luc de Clapiers
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Indolence, of course, is an absolutely crucial part of the creative process: you do not find poets sitting in rows in cavernous word factories, staring at screens. They are rather to be found lolling on the sofa or strolling through the groves, nursing their melancholic temperaments and losing themselves in extended reveries.
I created my own party. It's called the Sloth and Indolence Party, and I'm running as an anarchist candidate in the best sense of that word. I've studied the presidency carefully.
The true Christian is called to be a soldier and must behave as such from the day of his conversion to the day of his death. He is not meant to live a life of religious ease, indolence and security. He must never imagine for a moment that he can sleep and doze along the way to heaven, like one traveling in an easy carriage.
J. C. Ryle
As an architect, I always have mixed feelings. On the one hand, your fingers are itching. As a human being, you are happy to participate in the indolence.
Eating constitutes the greatest obstacle to self-control; it gives rise to indolence.
The critic is a man who prefers the indolence of opinion to the trials of action.
John Mason Brown
Gone are the days when the upper classes were terrified of the angry mob wanting to smash their skulls and confiscate their properties. Now their biggest enemy is the army of lazy bums, whose lifestyle of indolence and hedonism, financed by crippling taxes on the rich, is sucking the lifeblood out of the economy.
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