Idleness Quotes, Sayings about being idle
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
Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools.
– Lord Chesterfield
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.
The only thing wrong with doing nothing is that you never know when you’re finished.
Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
– St. Jerome
Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is.
– William E. Barrett