Thomas Clarkson - Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it.
[ Acting Anything Bad Been Crazy Does Drive Ever Idleness Instilled Just Kind Love Much Rather Read Relationship Respect Than Too Work Write]
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Robert J. Ringer - Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
[ Constant Devil Distracting Duty Home Idleness Labor Musings Others Ourselves Profit Sin Temptation Unprofitable While]
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Tom Winnifrith - Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
[ Convent Idleness Leisure Meditate Place Retirement Sin Upon Wish Women]
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- 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.
[ Attempt Been Dreary Escape Idleness Itself Merely Mischief Parent Said True Vacuum Very Which]
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- Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
[ Appendix Idleness Nobility]
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- Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
[ Besetting Idleness Men Sin Some Work]
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- Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
[ Dreadful Idleness Labor Writing Yet]
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- Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
[ Any Best Brought Diligence Fortune Goal Good His Idleness Man Mother Never Opposite Wishes]
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- Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
[ Agree Does Happiness Idleness Life Only Philosophy Pleasurable Useless]
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- Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
[ Idleness Minds Only Refuge Weak]
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- Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
[ Enjoy Every Idleness Know Laziness Moment Never Off Procrastination Put Seize Snatch Till Time To-Day To-Morrow True Value]
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- I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
[ Also Arises Directly Idleness Invention Laziness Mother Necessity Oneself Opinion Possibly Save Think Trouble]
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- Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
[ Cigarette Every Excuse Female Idleness Inject Light Lives Male Smokers Their Time]
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- Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
[ Company Disorder Idleness Inlet Licentiousness Makes Nothing Own Quickly Their Tired Way]
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- Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
[ Capacity Coarse Idleness Infinite Living Name Only Present]
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- Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.
[ Human Idleness Iron Mind Rust]
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- Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
[ Idleness Shame Source Toil]
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- Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
[ Disgrace Idleness Which Work]
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- The day has gone by into the dim vista of the past when idleness was considered a virtue in woman.
[ Considered Day Dim Gone Idleness Into Past Virtue Vista Woman]
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- Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
[ Idleness Kisses Must Stolen Sweet]
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- Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.
[ Achieve Achieved Any Excuse Idleness Mere Never Research Results Slightest Value Will]
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- Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
[ Beginning Crown Idleness Vice Virtues]
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- Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
[ Being Evil Far Good Idleness Only Rather Root True]
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- 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.
[ Across Clouds Day Float Grass Idleness Lie Listening Means Murmur Rest Sky Sometimes Summer Time Trees Under Waste Watching Water]
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- It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
[ Any Confess Etc Failed Faults His Idleness Incapacity Less Love Man Nature Neglect Own Pleasure Pursuit Than Through Which Wounds]
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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.
[ Brain Either Grief Hands Idleness Man More Sin Than Toil]
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- Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
[ Among Certain Children Evil Idleness Ill Leads Men More Other Root Temper Than]
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- Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
[ Arts Idleness Perish Remove Soon World Would]
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- I wonder at the idleness of tears.
[ Idleness Tears Wonder]
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- Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
[ Constantly Danger Him Idleness Intercourse Into Lead Life Man Paths Perilous Reading Sedentary Soft Solitude These Women Young]
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- Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.
[ Body Idleness Mind Stupidity]
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- It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
[ Anything Cannot Care Creates Done Idleness Impossibilities Permission Shelter Themselves Under Where]
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- It is hard to rescue a man from the slough of luxury and idleness combined. If anything can do it, it is a cradle filled annually.
[ Annually Anything Combined Cradle Filled Hard Idleness Luxury Man Rescue Slough]
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- We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency.
[ Afford Cannot Idleness Inefficiency Waste]
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- Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. I dread idleness as if it were Hell.
[ Best Dread Enough Hell Idleness Narcotics Patient Providing Strong Take Were Work]
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- It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us.
[ Accused Accuser Avenue Closes Hard Idleness Industrial Labour Pursuits Rather Us]
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- It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
[ Comes Dreams Idleness Our Sometimes Submerged Top Truth]
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- Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
[ Comes Dreams Idleness Our Sometimes Submerged Top Truth Yet]
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- Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
[ Day Golf Idleness Round Spent Strenuous]
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