Idleness Quotes, Sayings about being idle
He who indulges in idleness, deserves no success.
– Dr T.P.Chia
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
– A.A. Milne
Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is.
– William E. Barrett
Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop.
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
– Samuel Johnson
Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools.
– Lord Chesterfield
The only thing wrong with doing nothing is that you never know when you’re finished.
The happiest part of a man’s life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.
– Samuel Johnson
Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
Even the strongest of iron is eaten away by rust.
There is no greater cause of melancholy than idleness.
– Robert Burton
Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.
Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
– Cyril Connolly
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments.
– Benjamin Franklin
Do not let idleness set in, not even for a second, as seconds will lead to minute, minutes will lead to hour, hours will lead to day, days will lead to week, weeks will lead to month, months will lead to year, years will be wasted before you realize there is no more time left to waste.
It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
– George Borrow
Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.
– John Quincy Adams
The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it.
– John Lubbock
Idleness is the beginning of all vices.
Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
– St. Jerome