Idleness Quotes, Sayings about being idle, inactivity

Inactivity creates fatigue.
Shane Parrish

An idle mind is soon lost.

Domestic commitment is a way of moving closer to God because you don’t have time for sin.

Idleness gives great advantage to the tempter. Standing waters gather filth.
– Matthew Henry

One of the commonest characteristics of the successful man is his idleness, his immense capacity for wasting time.
– Arnold Bennett

Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.
Henry Ford

Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
Benjamin Franklin

There is a working class – strong and happy – among both rich and poor: there is an idle class – weak, wicked, and miserable – among both rich and poor.
– John Ruskin

Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.
– Johann Gottfried Seume

The hardest work is to go idle.
– Yiddish Proverb

The hour of idleness is the hour of temptation.
– Proverb

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of Hell.
George Bernard Shaw

I work to stay alive.
– Bette Davis

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

Even the strongest of iron is eaten away by rust.

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

Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.

Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
– Cyril Connolly

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.
– Proverb

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

Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
Voltaire

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

If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
Samuel Johnson

The happiest part of a man’s life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.
Samuel Johnson

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