I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)
Profession: British Statesman, Author
There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten -- before the end is told -- even if there happens to be any end to it.
Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Profession: Polish-born British Novelist
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader
The present generation, wearied by its chimerical efforts, relapses into complete indolence. Its condition is that of a man who has only fallen asleep towards morning: first of all come great dreams, then a feeling of laziness, and finally a witty or clever excuse for remaining in bed.
Author: Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Profession: Danish Philosopher, Writer
Prostration is our natural position. A worm-like movement from a spot of sunlight to a spot of shade, and back, is the type of movement that is natural to men.
Author: Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)
Profession: British Author, Painter