Idleness Quotes About Work, Devil, Bible, Success

Idleness Quotes About Work, Devil, Bible, Success

Idleness Quotes About Work, Devil, Bible, Success

Idleness Quotes:

Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.

Anton Chekhov

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The invention of money opened a new field to human avarice by giving rise to usury and the practice of lending money at interest while the owner passes a life of idleness.

Pliny the Elder

I think the man who eats the bread of idleness is under a certain obligation to speak well of labor.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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.

Samuel Johnson

Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.

Soren Kierkegaard

Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.

Victor Hugo

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

William Wordsworth

Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.

Thomas Carlyle

It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

Virginia Woolf

Convent – a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.

Ambrose Bierce

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.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.

Cyril Connolly

Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.

Benjamin Franklin

Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.

Franz Kafka

Idleness is the parent of psychology.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.

Samuel Butler

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.

Herman Melville
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