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Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.

Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
– St. Jerome

There is no greater cause of melancholy than idleness.
– Robert Burton

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

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The only thing wrong with doing nothing is that you never know when you’re finished.

Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
Albert Camus

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Idleness is the beginning of all vices.
– Proverb

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

The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it.
– John Lubbock

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

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