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Idleness Quotes

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

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.

Author: Anne Baxter (1923-1985)

Profession: American Actress

The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. [Matthew 9:37]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Expect poison from standing water.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

Author: Robert Burton (1576-1640)

Profession: British Clergyman, Scholar

Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.

Author: Jeremy Collier (1650-1726)

Profession: British Clergyman, Conjuror

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

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

The life of ease is a difficult pursuit.

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Profession: British Poet

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Profession: Italian Inventor, Architect, Painter, Scientist, Sculptor

That man is idle who can do something better.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.

Author: Sherlock Holmes

Profession: Fictional Detective (Sir Conan Doyle)