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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
As long as your intentions are solid and about growth and progression and being productive and not being idle, then you're doing good in my book.
Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Idle time is the devil's play.
If I'm alone too long I think too much, and I'm not interested in doing that. That won't lead anywhere good, I'm sure. If I'm busy I tend to stay out of trouble. An idle mind is the devil's playground.
Lisa Marie Presley
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is the idle man, not the great worker, who is always complaining that he has no time or opportunity.
Orison Swett Marden
My day starts at 5 A.M. and gets over at 10:30 P.M. Its a long day but I love it... I can't sit idle.
A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.
As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan.
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
I suppose when I was writing 'V for Vendetta' I would in my secret heart of hearts have thought: 'Wouldn't it be great if these ideas actually made an impact?' So when you start to see that idle fantasy intrude on the regular world... It's peculiar.
To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.
Robert Louis Stevenson
What is the meaning of 'gossip?' Doesn't it originate with sympathy, an interest in one's neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one's self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about?
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
I did all kinds of things as a young person to try to make money. I had a chicken operation - I sold chickens. I can remember going to high school football games as a ten-year-old and gathering Coca-Cola bottles, 'cause you'd turn them in and get a nickel. I wanted not to remain idle.
You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle.
Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
Thomas a Kempis
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