idleness

A Quote by Hippocrates on evil and idleness

Idleness and lack of occupation tend-nay are dragged-towards evil.

Hippocrates (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: Decorum

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on colors, idleness, mind, and reverie

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Ford on idleness, mind, and work

Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.

Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on behavior, biography, discovery, ethics, exercise, facts, idleness, interest, laws, learning, life, mathematics, mind, physics, rest, science, study, and sympathy

He is not a true man of science who does not bring some sympathy to his studies, and expect to learn something by behavior as well as by application. It is childish to rest in the discovery of mere coincidences, or of partial and extraneous laws. The study of geometry is a petty and idle exercise of the mind, if it is applied to no larger system than the starry one. Mathematics should be mixed not only with physics but with ethics; that is mixed mathematics. The fact which interests us most is the life of the naturalist. The purest science is still biographical.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on idleness, justice, and money

To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on books, danger, existence, good, idleness, thought, and timidity

Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution - such call I good books.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by George S. Hilliard on idleness and men

The ruin of most men dates from some idle moment.

George S. Hilliard

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A Quote by George Crabbe on idleness, wisdom, and wishes

In idle wishes, fools supinely stay. Be there a will and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: The Birth of Flattery.

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on idleness, mind, and purity

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on action, idleness, prayer, understanding, and women

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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