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Definition of Idleness

Idleness

  1. The condition or quality of being idle (in the various senses of that word); uselessness; fruitlessness; triviality; inactivity; laziness.

Idleness Quotations

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

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.
John Lubbock

Idleness is the parent of psychology.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
William Wordsworth

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.
George Borrow
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Idleness Translations

idleness in German is Faulheit
idleness in Norwegian is lediggang, dovenskap
idleness in Spanish is ociosidad
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