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Quotations by Subject: Laziness
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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.
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Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976), An Autobiography, 1977
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
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Edgar Bergen (1903 - 1978), (Charlie McCarthy)
Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.
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Floyd Dell
Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.
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Hippocrates (460 BC - 377 BC), Decorum
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
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Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
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Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.
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Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
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Mary Wilson Little
That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.
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Pliny the Younger (62 AD - 114 AD), Letters
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
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Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
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Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)
He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.
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Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661), Gnomologia, 1732
Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
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Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
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