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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