Idleness Quotes

Idleness for me is not a giving up on life but a spirited grabbing hold of it.
Tom Hodgkinson

There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.
Bill Watterson

Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.
Victor Hugo
Idleness Quotes
Idleness Quotes
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
Robert Burton

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

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

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

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

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

We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency.
Eamon de Valera

Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
Albert Camus

Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
Francois Rabelais

It is hard to rescue a man from the slough of luxury and idleness combined. If anything can do it, it is a cradle filled annually.
Anthony Trollope

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

Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.

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

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

Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it.
Karen Allen

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

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

Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
Lord Chesterfield

Idleness is the parent of psychology.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.
Ezra Cornell

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

It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us.
George H. White

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

I wonder at the idleness of tears.
Lizette Woodworth Reese

Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.

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

Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. I dread idleness as if it were Hell.
Beatrice Potter Webb

Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
Jerome K. Jerome

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
John Lubbock

It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
Lord Melbourne

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

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

Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.
Benjamin Jowett