Idleness Quotes

Samuel johnson - grief is a species of idleness....
The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.
Thomas Traherne

Soren kierkegaard - far from idleness being the root of all evil, it...
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
Lydia Sigourney
In idleness there is a perpetual despair.
Thomas Carlyle
There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.
J. W. Alexande

Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.
George MacDonald
Know the true value of time snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness no laziness no procrastination never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Lord Chesterfield
One of the amusements of idleness is reading without the fatigue of attention, and the world, therefore, swarms with writers whose wish is not to be studied but to be read.
Johnson
I learned... that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.
Brenda Ueland
Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
Jeremy Collie
Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness - The cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.
G. Macdonald
Rather do what is nothing in the purpose than to be idle, that the devil may find thee doing. The bird that sits is easily shot when the fliers escape the fowler. Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all the virtues, and is the self - Made sepulcher of a living man.
Francis Quarles
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Virginia Woolf
Idleness and lack of occupation tend - Nay are dragged - Towards evil.
Hippocrates, Decorum
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
Mrs. Sigourney
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
Jerome K. Jerome
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Lord Chesterfield
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Earl of Chesterfield
Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.
Floyd Dell