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'Tis the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain, you have waked me too soon, I must slumber again.
~ Isaac Watts

 

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A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
~ Victor Hugo

 

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An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
~ English Proverb

 

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As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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Democracy divides people into workers and loafers. It makes no provision for those who have no time to work.
~ Karl Kraus

 

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Expect poison from standing water.
~ William Blake

 

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

 

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Go to the ant, thou sluggard, learn to live, and by her busy ways, reform thy own.
~ Elizabeth Smart

 

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He that is doing nothing is seldom in need of helpers.
~ Proverb

 

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

 

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Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
~ Hannah More

 

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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.
~ Anne Baxter

 

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Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
~ Robert Burton

 

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

 

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Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.
~ Jean Paul

 

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

 

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Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.
~ Johann G. Seume

 

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It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
~ James Thurber

 

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It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
~ Jerome K. Jerome

 

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