A Quote by Ayn Rand on ability, ambition, effort, honesty, incompetence, intelligence, inventions, laziness, money, strength, weakness, and wealth

But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made - before it can be looted or mooched - made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 383)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on laziness

LAZINESS, n. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Allen E. Claxton, DD on community, crime, death, laziness, nations, and psychology

As individuals find crime to be a dead-end street, so communities and nations are subject to the same psychology. The moral side of public opinion is traditionally lazy, but there is an indefinable point at which it can be and is aroused.

Allen E. Claxton

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on apathy, boasts, exercise, laziness, mind, rest, strength, and virtue

In lazy apathy let stoics boast Their virtue fix'd: 't is fix'd as in a frost; Contracted all, retiring to the breast; But strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 101.

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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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