Idleness Quotes

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes,but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.
– James M. Barrie

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He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.
– Marcus Tullius

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The real source of almost all our crimes, if the trouble is taken to trace them to a common origin, will be found to be in idleness.
– Walter Gaston

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Toil is man’s allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that’s more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.
– Herman Melville

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A physician can sometimes bury the scythe of death, but he has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
– Hester Lynch

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The bees can abide no drones amongst them; but as soon as they begin to be idle, they kill them.
– Plato

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A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
– Robert Louis

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It is not the hours we put in on the job, it is what we put into the hours that counts.
– Sidney Madwed

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Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless.
– Hosea Ballou

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