Idle Quotes

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Telephones! The curse of idle women.
View quotes by Axel Munthe

How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellowes as I put them down.
View quotes by John Aubrey

Idle rumours were also added to well-founded apprehensions
View quotes by Lucanus

God loves an idle rainbow,
No less than labouring seas
View quotes by Ralph Hodgson

For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.
View quotes by Isaac Watts

Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
View quotes by Arthur Rimbaud

Idlers cannot even find time to be idle, or the industrious to be at leisure. We must always be doing or suffering
View quotes by Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to; and that is, every now and then to be completely idle - to do nothing at all.
View quotes by Sydney Smith

A vain, idle and sinful game at which there was much of the language of the accursed going on [on tennis]
View quotes by James Hogg

Nothing is greater or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to the petulancy of an idle tongue.
View quotes by Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
View quotes by Thomas A Kempis

To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.
View quotes by Samuel Johnson

Children generally hate to be idle; all the care then is that their busy humour should be constantly employed in something of use to them
View quotes by John Locke

A golf course outside a big town serves an excellent purpose in that it segregates, as though a concentration camp, all the idle and idiot well-to-do.
View quotes by Sir Osbert Sitwell

I am one who finds within me a nobility that spurns the idle pratings of the great, and their mean boasts of what their fathers were, while they themselves are fools effeminate
View quotes by James Gates Percival

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
View quotes by Pythagoras

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labour and there is invisible labour.
View quotes by Victor Hugo

Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution - such call I good books.
View quotes by Helen Rowland

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