idleness

A Quote by Princess Amelia on idleness and laughter

Unthinking, idle, wild, and young, I laugh'd and danc'd and talk'd and sung.

Princess Amelia (1783 - 1810)

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A Quote by Plutarch on idleness and poverty

Poverty is not dishonorable in itself, but only when it comes from idleness, intemperance, extravagance and folly.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plato on idleness

Arguments derived from probabilities are idle.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on beginning, death, god, idleness, liberty, life, peace, slavery, war, and wishes

The gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace! But there is no peace. The war has actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that the gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: 1775, Speech in Virginia Convention

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on duty, economics, government, idleness, improvement, intelligence, laws, nations, peace, people, punishment, rest, and reward

Our rulers will best promote the improvement of the nation by strictly confining themselves to their own legitimate duties, by leaving capital to find its most lucrative course, commodities their fair price, industry and intelligence their natural reward, idleness and folly their natural punishment, by maintaining peace, by defending property, by diminishing the price of law, and by observing strict economy in every department of the state. Let the Government do this: the People will assuredly do the rest.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on idleness, laziness, procrastination, time, and value

Know the true value of time! Snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on idleness and weakness

Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: Letter to his son, 20 Jul 1749.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on despair, divinity, happiness, heart, idleness, tears, and thinking

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean. Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Line 21.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on idleness, loyalty, manners, mind, nature, and nobility

For manners are not idle, but the fruit Of loyal nature, and of noble mind.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Idylls of the King, Guinevere

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on idleness, knowledge, and worth

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

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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