The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and the Bored.
Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided.
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent.
Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves.
To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.
Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible
Idleness is the parent of all psychology
I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace
for when men labor they keep out of mischief. You remember the old proverb--An idle mind is the Devils workshop...
Never get out of bed before noon
Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools
Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel
Am I going home to idleness? No, no. My feet and hands may be still, not so the mind--that has its aspirations yet, and it will work, for it has a law unto itself. Idleness is one thing, doing is another.
Idleness is to be dead at the limbs but alive within
Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues
It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness
In idleness there is a perpetual despair
Sometimes the most productive thing one can do is to sleep.
Prolonged idleness paralyzes initiative