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    Valor, gradually overpowered by the delicious poison of sloth,
    grows torpid.
    [Lat., Blandoque veneno
    Desidiae virtus paullatim evicta senescit.]

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Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time,
which every day produces, and which most read more

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time,
which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but
which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction
for the life of man.

by Robert Burton Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also read more

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

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I was raised to feel that doing nothing was a sin. I had to
learn to do nothing.

I was raised to feel that doing nothing was a sin. I had to
learn to do nothing.

by Jenny Joseph Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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A man who has no office to go to--I don't care who he is--is a
trial of which you read more

A man who has no office to go to--I don't care who he is--is a
trial of which you can have no conception.

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You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only read more

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.

by Sir James M. Barrie Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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Idleness is the parent of all psychology

Idleness is the parent of all psychology

by Friedrich Nietzsche Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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A nation rushing hastily too and fro, busily employed in idleness.

A nation rushing hastily too and fro, busily employed in idleness.

by Phaedrus Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.

by Benjamin Franklin Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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What heart can think, or tongue express,
The harm that groweth of idleness?

What heart can think, or tongue express,
The harm that groweth of idleness?

by John Heywood Found in: Idleness Quotes,
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