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Idleness Quotes

Idleness usually relates to a person or an appliance, which is not put towards any constructive work for a long time. In other words, idleness is a state of ‘killing time’ or ‘wasting away time’. As the famous proverb states, ‘an idle mind is a devil’s workshop’, which translates as a person who doesn't do anything productive is filled with destructive ideas. The state of being idle has been extensively discussed in books like ‘How to be Idle’ by Tom Hodgkin son and the famous essay ‘Virtues of Idleness’, which speaks about the economic and socio systems when affected by the post-scarcity and how it gives rise to autocratic rule. Scroll down these famous jobless quotations & sayings and choose your favorite expression.

Charles Kingsley

Do noble things, not dream them all day long.

Theodore Roosevelt

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

William Wordsworth

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.