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Letter "I" » idleness
«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.»
«Avoid idleness, and fill up all the spaces of thy time with severe and useful employment: for lust easily creeps in at those emptinesses where the soul is unemployed and the body is at ease; no easy, healthful, idle person was ever chaste if he could»
Author: Jeremy Taylor
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«Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.»
«Four be the things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.»
«Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.»
«Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.»
Author: Benjamin Franklin
«IDLENESS, n. A model farm where the devil experiments with seeds of new sins and promotes the growth of staple vices.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
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«Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.»
«His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!»
«Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.»