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
Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop.
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.
Idleness, we are accustomed to say, is the root of all evil. To prevent this evil, work is recommended…. Idleness as such is by no means a root of evil; on the contrary, it is truly a divine life, if one is not bored….
– Soren Kierkegaard
Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools.
– Lord Chesterfield
Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel.
– John Quincy Adams
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
– Samuel Johnson
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
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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.
Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments.
– Benjamin Franklin
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
– Victor Hugo