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Idleness is a great enemy to mankind. There is no friend like energy, for, if you cultivate that, it will never fail.
One monster there is in the world, the idle man.
Idling is not my strong suit.
Idleness is more an infirmity of the mind than of the body.
The day, like the previous days, dragged sluggishly by in a kind of insipid idleness, devoid even of that dreamy expectancy which can make idleness so enchanting.
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.
That man is idle who can do something better.
Idleness for me is not a giving up on life but a spirited grabbing hold of it.
In idleness there is a perpetual despair.
I've always said that idleness dulls the spirit. We have to keep the brain busy, or at least the hands if we don't have a brain.
Even though I'm resting I'm accomplishing something by sewing that shirt that I've been meaning to sew for weeks. And it's relaxing. It's so very meditative and quiet and enjoyable. But at least I'm producing something. I'm being productive in some way. I have a very hard time being completely idle.
The frivolous work of polished idleness.
I am an idle devil. But at least I work at it.
Idleness is an enemy of the soul.
Idleness is only the refuge of weak
minds, and the holiday of fools.
Put money in your idle hole.
Idleness is the enemy of the soul.
Writing is busy idleness.
An idle mind is just a playground, a place to roam and play and discover.
An idle life cannot be pure.
Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.
The idle man is the devil's cushion.
the nurse of sin.
When there's nothing to do, you do nothing slowly and intently.
The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Idlers cannot even find time to be idle, or the industrious to be at leisure. We must always be doing or suffering
I would rather be sick than idle.
Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
Idleness only leads to bad deeds
Think not that when thou art dry and darksom in the presence of God, with faith and silence, that thou do'st nothing, that thou losest time, and that thou are idle, because not to wait on God, according to the saying of St. Bernard (Tom.5.in Fract. de vit. solit.c.8.p. 90.), is the greatest idleness
If I'm at a party, and there are lots of people running around, you'll most likely find me on the floor, painting ... I want to be at the party, but I want to do something. I'm just not very idle at all.
Busy idleness urges us on.
A thought falls like a ripe fruit from the tree of idleness.
Joblessness does not necessarily mean idleness
I want to be as idle as I can, so that my soul may have time to grow.
An idle life always produces varied inclinations.
Idleness is a mother. She has a son, robbery, and a daughter, hunger.
Idleness is the great plague of India.
Worse than idle is compassion if it ends in tears and sighs.
Very idle is all curiosity concerning other people's estimate of us, and all fear of remaining unknown is not less so.
Rather do what is nothing to the purpose than be idle; that the devil may find thee doing. The bird that sits is easily shot, when fliers scape the fowler. Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all the virtues, and the self-made sepulchre of a living man.
Idleness was so often despised. And yet it was on idleness, she knew, that one touched meaning and peace.
Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man.
The outlook for our country lies in the quality of its idleness.
He who saddens at thought of idleness cannot be idle, / And he's awake who thinks himself asleep.
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
Idleness ruins the constitution
Few women and fewer men have enough character to be idle.
One needs a great deal of idle time to feel really sorry for oneself.
Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler
There are idlers and idlers, who form a contrast.
Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.
Idleness, we are accustomed to say, is the root of all evil. To prevent this evil, work is recommended ... Idleness as such is by no means a root of evil; on the contrary, it is truly a divine life, if one is not bored ...
I know of nothing that is so degenerating and so dangerous as idleness, for the brain will seek out mischief.
No man has a right to be idle. Where is it that in such a world as this, that health, and leisure, and affluence may not find some ignorance to instruct, some wrong to redress, some want to supply, some misery to alleviate?
Nobody does nothing. Everybody does something, sometimes nothing is something in the idle man's world.
Idleness leads to insolence.
I think it must be awful not to work. My only point in being idle is to rest so that I can work more ... I'm only unhappy when I'm not working.
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.
Constant idleness should be included in the tortures of hell, but it is, on the contrary, considered to be one of the joys of paradise.
An idle head is a boxe for the winde.
There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility.
How various his employments whom the world Calls idle; and who justly in return Esteems that busy world an idler too!
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.
Just because you are idle, don't assume God is.
Wasting time is negative, but there is something positive about idleness.
There is probably no greater idler than myself. And I would consider myself a lazy-bones if I did not write so many volumes, and if I did not admire my diligence once I begin writing.
Idleness makes hours pass slowly and years swiftly. Activity makes the hours short and the years long.
such a state of obligatory and irreproachable idleness is the lot of a whole class - the military.
Doing nothing means unplugging from the compulsion to always keep ourselves busy, the habit of shielding ourselves from certain feelings, the tension of trying to manipulate our experience before we even fully acknowledge what that experience is.
We simply do not value rest. Busyness is lauded, and idleness is of the Devil.
Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
The disgruntled are abundant among those who are idle, and to be idle is a matter of choice.
Moments spent in idleness were moments left to thought. Moments left to memory.
The idle man is the Devil's cushion, on which he taketh his free ease: who, as he is uncapable of any good, so he is fitly disposed for all evil motions.
Idle and superfluous all day long, all at once they had become visible, needed, and
The reason of idleness and of crime is the deferring of our hopes. Whilst we are waiting, we beguile the time with jokes, with sleep, with eating, and with crimes.
Boredom is merely a symptom of an apathetic soul.
In both word and deed, one of the greatest idlers of all time was John Lennon. In his songs we see repeated defences of simply lying around doing nothing.
Personally I regard idling as a virtue, but civilized society holds otherwise.
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
The idle mind knows not what it wants.
When I am idle and shiftless, my affairs become confused; when I work, I get results ... not great results, but enough to encourage me.
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.
Idling has always been my strong point.
She just stood there and looked at the empty highway, and you could almost tell how bored she was by the way she stood.
Life stand still here.
If I am doing nothing, I like to be doing nothing to some purpose. That is what leisure means.
There is nothing I fear so much as idleness, the want of occupation, inactivity, the lethargy of the faculties; when the body is idle, the spirit suffers painfully.
My mind lay limp in an empty world.
It is idle to waste time and discuss whether it was within our power and duty to see whether we could prepare a Bill better than the Remedial Bill.
I'm a fan of relaxing, and when i get tired of relaxing I like to do nothing.
Idleness or boredom has no place in the life of a Christian.
Sometimes just having an idle mind seems to be the by-default solution.
Doing nothing was much more productive than people thought; Jackson often had his most profound insights when he appeared to be entirely idle. He didn't get bored, he just went into a nothing kind of place.
Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.