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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

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

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

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