boredom

A Quote by Robert Venturi on boredom

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Less is a bore.

Robert Venturi

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on boredom, emotion, generations, ideas, interest, kindness, majorities, poverty, and skill

We are raising a generation that has a woefully small stock of ideas and interests and emotions. It must be amused at all costs but it has little skill in amusing itself. It pays some of its members to do what the majority can no longer do for themselves. It is this inner poverty that makes for the worst kind of boredom.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on boredom, order, and sacrifice

In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions

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A Quote by Renata Adler on boredom, cruelty, people, and sleep

Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.

Renata Adler (1938 -)

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A Quote by Renata Adler on accidents, boredom, cruelty, idleness, people, sleep, and time

Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.

Renata Adler (1938 -)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on boredom and heroism

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Representative Men. Uses of Great Men

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A Quote by R. Briffault on achievement, boredom, conquest, creativity, goals, growth, happiness, ideas, life, quality, and service

The full-grown modern human being who seeks but refuge finds instead boredom and mental dissolution, unless he can be, even in his withdrawal, creative. He can find the quality of happiness in the strain and travail only of achievement and growth. And he is conscious of touching the highest pinnacle of furfilment which his life-urges demand when his is consumed in the service of an idea, in the conquest of the goal pursued.

R. Briffault

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A Quote by Paul Tillich on boredom

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Boredom is rage spread thin.

Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on boredom

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Thine eye was on the censer, And not the hand that bore it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Lines by a Clerk.

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on boredom, certainty, day, disaster, faults, jokes, kindness, laughter, learning, and love

Well had the boding tremblers learn'd to trace The day's disasters in his morning face; Full well they laugh'd with counterfeited glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he; Full well the busy whisper circling round Convey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'd. Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault; The village all declar'd how much he knew, 'Twas certain he could write and cipher too.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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