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The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.
Devil
Arabian Proverb

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Convent. A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
Nuns
Ambrose Bierce

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Temperance is a bridle of gold.
Discipline
Burton

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Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
Idleness
Robert Burton

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Poetry should only occupy the idle.
Poetry and Poets
Lord Byron

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Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
Writers and Writing
Thomas Carlyle

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Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
Idleness
Cyril Connolly

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Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making.
Desire
Quentin Crisp

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That man is idle who can do something better.
Idleness
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A young man idle, an old man needy.
Laziness
English Proverb

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An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
Idleness
English Proverb

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

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It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Work
Benjamin Franklin

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Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
Idleness
Benjamin Franklin

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Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
Idleness
Mahatma Gandhi

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A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Knowledge
Kahlil Gibran

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I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.
Idleness
Sherlock Holmes

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Reason lies between the bridle and the spur.
Reason
Italian Proverb

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Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
Patience
Barbara Johnson

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As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.
Idleness
Samuel Johnson

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If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.
Solitude
Samuel Johnson

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Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle.
Idleness
Samuel Johnson

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Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
Idleness
Soren Kierkegaard

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The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers.
Genius
George Henry Lewes

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The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.
Action
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun