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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

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

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Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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