idleness

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on idleness and trouble

Trouble springs from idleness.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on idleness and pride

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Letter on the Stamp Act, July 1, 1765.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on cheerfulness, day, good, idleness, men, and work

When men are employed, they are best contented; for on the days they worked they were good-natured and cheerful, and, with the consciousness of having done a good day's work, they spent the evening jollily; but on our idle days they were mutinous and quarrelsome.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Autobiography, ch 10

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on effort, happiness, idleness, life, pleasure, superstition, support, trouble, and work

The superstition that all our hours of work are a minus quantity in the happiness of life, and all the hours of idleness are plus ones, is a most ludicrous and pernicious doctrine, and its greatest support comes from our not taking sufficient trouble, not making a real effort, to make work as near pleasure as it can be.

Arthur James Balfour (1848 - 1930)

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A Quote by Arthur Brisbane on good, idleness, power, regret, and time

Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting.

Arthur Brisbane (1864 - 1936)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on devil, growth, idleness, and vices

IDLENESS, n. A model farm where the devil experiments with seeds of new sins and promotes the growth of staple vices.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on dogs, idleness, tolerance, world, and worship

DOG, n. A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship. . . . [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on idleness, leisure, meditation, retirement, vices, wishes, and women

CONVENT, n. A place of retirement for woman who wish for leisure to meditate upon the vice of idleness.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on corruption, idleness, and life

Symbolism is no mere idle fancy or corrupt degeneration: it is inherent in the very texture of human life.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Agatha Christie on idleness, inventions, laziness, motherhood, necessity, and trouble

I do not think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arise directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

Agatha Christie (1891 - 1976)

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