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“They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.”
“Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and 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.”
“Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.”
“Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.”
“The exquisite art of idleness, one of the most important things that any University can teach.”
“Idleness is the parent of all psychology”
“…for when men labor they keep out of mischief. You remember the old proverb--An idle mind is the Devils workshop...”
George Q. Cannon
“Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.”
“Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.”
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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