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Idle quotes by Oscar Wilde
#1. On the whole, the great success of marriage in the States is due partly to the fact that no American man is ever idle, and partly to the fact that no American wife is considered responsible for the quality of her husband's dinners. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Idle quotes by DON SANTO
#2. An idle mind with enough time on their hands is far worse than a politician. #Quote by DON SANTO
Idle quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#3. the case is even stronger, and the parallel with madness is yet more strange. For it was our case against the exhaustive and logical theory of the lunatic that, right or wrong, it gradually destroyed his humanity. Now it is the charge against the main deductions of the materialist that, right or wrong, they gradually destroy his humanity; I do not mean only kindness, I mean hope, courage, poetry, initiative, all that is human. For instance, when materialism leads men to complete fatalism (as it generally does), it is quite idle to pretend that it is in any sense a liberating force. It is absurd to say that you are especially advancing freedom when you only use free thought to destroy free will. The determinists come to bind , not to loose . They may well call their law the "chain" of causation. It is the worst chain that ever fettered a human being. You may use the language of liberty, if you like, about materialistic teaching, but it is obvious that this is just as inapplicable to it as a whole as the same language when applied to a man locked up in a mad-house. You may say, if you like, that the man is free to think himself a poached egg. But it is surely a more massive and important fact that if he is a poached egg he is not free to eat, drink, sleep, walk, or smoke a cigarette. Similarly you may say, if you like, that the bold determinist speculator is free to disbelieve in the reality of the will. But it is a much more massive and important fact that he is not free to ra #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Idle quotes by Gautama Buddha
#4. The evils of the body are murder, theft, and adultery; of the tongue, lying, slander, abuse and idle talk; of the mind, covetousness, hatred and error. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Idle quotes by Charles Dickens
#5. Satan finds some mischief still, for idle hands to do' ... He might have written with as much truth, 'Satan finds some mischief for busy hands too.' The busy people achieve their full share of mischief in the world, you may rely upon it. What have the people been about, who have been the busiest in getting money, and in getting power, this century or two? No mischief? #Quote by Charles Dickens
Idle quotes by Edward Rutledge
#6. I always considered an idle Life, as a real evil, but, a life of such hurry, such constant hurry, leaves us scarcely a moment for reflection or for the discharge of any other then the most immediate and pressing concerns. #Quote by Edward Rutledge
Idle quotes by William Shakespeare
#7. Put on what weary negligence you please,
You and your fellows; I'll have it come to question:
If he dislike it, let him to our sister,
Whose mind and mine, I know, in that are one,
Not to be over-ruled. Idle old man,
That still would manage those authorities
That he hath given away! Now, by my life,
Old fools are babes again; and must be used
With cheques as flatteries,
when they are seen abused.
Remember what I tell you. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#8. I listen to the audience and try and bounce with them. All audiences are different. But they are all homo sapiens. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Edward Gibbon
#9. An absolute monarch, who is rich without patrimony, may be charitable without merit; and Constantine too easily believed that he should purchase the favour of Heaven if he maintained the idle at the expense of the industrious, and distributed among the saints the wealth of the republic. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Idle quotes by R.C. Sproul
#10. The God of Christianity is sovereign, wise, righteous, and ultimately concerned with justice. Not only is God concerned with justice, He assumes the role of judge over us. It is axiomatic to Christianity that our actions will be judged. This theme is conspicuously absent in much Christian teaching today, yet it fills the New Testament and touches virtually every sermon of Jesus of Nazareth. We will be called into account for every idle word we speak. On the
final day, it will not be our consciences that will accuse or excuse us, but God Himself. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Idle quotes by Socrates
#11. He is not only idle who does nothing, but he is idle who might be better employed. #Quote by Socrates
Idle quotes by Marcel Proust
#12. For it was the one that I would have chosen above all others, convinced as I was, with a botanist's satisfaction, that it was not possible to find gathered together rarer specimens than these young flowers that at this moment before my eyes were breaking the line of the sea with their slender heads, like a bower of Pennsylvania roses adorned a Cliffside garden, between whose blooms is contained the whole tract of ocean crossed by some steamer, so slow in gliding along the blue, horizontal line that stretches from one stem to the next that an idle butterfly, dawdling in the cup of a flower which the ship's hull has long since passed, can wait, before flying off in time to arrive before it, until nothing by the tiniest chink of blue still separates the prow from the first petal of the flower towards which it is steering. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Idle quotes by Michael J. Fox
#13. A creative mess is better than idle tidiness. #Quote by Michael J. Fox
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#14. I used to think I was like the wicket- keeper, which is like the catcher in base- ball, y'know what I mean? You can call the play a lot from behind the plate, y'know what I mean? You're not necessarily the star, you're not the one that makes the mark, but usually in the end, you're called upon to get a run when it's needed. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Gustave Courbet
#15. I have studied the art of the masters and the art of the moderns, avoiding any preconceived system and without prejudice. I have no more wanted to imitate the former than to copy the latter; nor have I thought of achieving the idle aim of art for art's sake. #Quote by Gustave Courbet
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#16. My father, who was a sergeant in the RAF during the Second World War, was killed in a hitchhiking accident while returning home on compassionate leave. As a result, my mother had to get work, as a nurse, and at seven the RAF put me into a boarding school and ex-orphanage called the Royal Wolverhampton School. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by John Ruskin
#17. The persons who become rich are, generally speaking, industrious, resolute, proud, covetous, prompt, methodical, sensible, unimaginative, insensitive, and ignorant. The persons who remain poor are the entirely foolish, the entirely wise, the idle, the reckless, the humble, the thoughtful, the dull, the imaginative, the sensitive, the well-informed, the improvident, the irregularly and impulsively wicked, the clumsy knave, the open thief, and the entirely merciful just and godly person. #Quote by John Ruskin
Idle quotes by V.C. Andrews
#18. We haven't remained idle, twiddling our thumbs while you were off having a good time. #Quote by V.C. Andrews
Idle quotes by Harper Lee
#19. Cousin Joshua was frustrated by the authorities when he fired upon the president of the University, who in his opinion was little more than a sewage disposal expert. This was no doubt true, but an idle excuse for assault with a deadly wapon. After much passing around of money Cousin Joshua was moved across the tracks and placed in state accommodations for the irresponsible, where he remained for the rest of his days. #Quote by Harper Lee
Idle quotes by Carl Friedrich Gauss
#20. To such idle talk it might further be added: that whenever a certain exclusive occupation is coupled with specific shortcomings, it is likewise almost certainly divorced from certain other shortcomings. #Quote by Carl Friedrich Gauss
Idle quotes by Lorenzo Scupoli
#21. Do not listen to vain and empty talk, in which the majority of world-loving people spend their time, and do not take pleasure in it. For the law says: 'You shall not raise false reports' (Ex. 23:1). Solomon says: 'Remove far from me vanity and lies' (Prov. 30:8). The Lord said: 'But I say to you, every idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment' (Mt. 12:36). #Quote by Lorenzo Scupoli
Idle quotes by Anonymous
#22. Go back 2,400 years, and you can hear it from the Athenian orator Demosthenes as he chastises his fellow citizens for responding to Macedonian aggression by "forever debating the question and never making any progress" and issuing "empty decrees." "All words, apart from action," Demosthenes warned, "seem vain and idle, especially from Athenian lips: for the greater our reputation for a ready tongue, the greater the distrust it inspires in all men." We've had several years now of watching Obama and his foreign policy team prove this eternal truth as they have feebly and fecklessly responded to crisis after crisis in Ukraine, Syria, and a dozen other venues. #Quote by Anonymous
Idle quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#23. Love is the occupation of the idle man, the amusement of a busy one, and the shipwreck of a sovereign. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Idle quotes by Leo Lyon Zagami
#24. It is amazing to note, however, that an increasing number if esoteric [New Age] organizations that don't function as a screen for criminal activities related to the New World Order are often reduced to idle intellectual speculations or ridiculous ceremony. Such practices should be intended to perfect the individual and, if possible, take him to the realizations of a higher level, i.e. the awakening of his own conscience, not such rubbish as is witnessed. #Quote by Leo Lyon Zagami
Idle quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#25. We do not know today whether we are busy or idle. In times when we thought ourselves indolent we have discovered afterward that much was accomplished and much was begun in us. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Idle quotes by James Allen
#26. And you, too, youthful reader, will realize the Vision (not the idle wish) of your heart, be it base or beautiful, or a mixture of both, for you will always gravitate toward that which you, secretly, most love. #Quote by James Allen
Idle quotes by Justus Von Liebig
#27. If it is impossible to judge merit and guilt in the field of natural science, then it is not possible in any field, and historical research becomes an idle, empty activity. #Quote by Justus Von Liebig
Idle quotes by Richard Taylor
#28. Most people are, in the most ordinary sense, very limited. They pass their time, day after day, in idle, passive pursuits, just looking at things - at games, television, whatever. Or they fill the hours talking, mostly about nothing of significance - of comings and goings, of who is doing what, of the weather, of things forgotten almost as soon as they are mentioned. They have no aspirations for themselves beyond getting through another doing more or less what they did yesterday. They walk across the stage of life, leaving everything about as it was when they entered, achieving nothing, aspiring to nothing, having never a profound or even original thought... This is what is common, usual, typical, indeed normal. Relatively few rise above such a plodding existence. #Quote by Richard Taylor
Idle quotes by Emily Bronte
#29. I have lost the faculty of enjoying their destruction, and I am too idle to destroy for nothing. #Quote by Emily Bronte
Idle quotes by Ludwig Feuerbach
#30. Man distinguishes himself from Nature. This distinction of his is his God: the distinguishing of God from Nature is nothing else than the distinguishing of man from Nature. … [S]peculations and controversies concerning the personality or impersonality of God are therefore fruitless, idle, uncritical … ; … they in truth speculate only concerning themselves, only in the interest of their own instinct of self-preservation[.] #Quote by Ludwig Feuerbach
Idle quotes by Iris Murdoch
#31. The trouble with people nowadays is they don't know how to do nothing. #Quote by Iris Murdoch
Idle quotes by Patrick O'Brian
#32. But I will tell you another misery that is not to be denied. In the common, natural course of events physicians, surgeons and apothecaries are faced with enormous demands for sympathy: they may come into immediate contact with half a dozen deeply distressing cases in a single day. Those who are not saints are in danger of running out of funds and becoming bankrupt; a state which deprives them of a great deal of their humanity. If the man is in private practice he is obliged to utter more or less appropriate words to preserve his connexion, his living;and the mere adoption of a compassionate face as you have no doubt observed goes some little way towards producing at least the ghost of pity. But our patients cannot leave us. They have no alternative. We are not required to put on a conciliating expression, for our inhumanity in no way affects our livelihood. We have a monopoly; and I believe that many of us pay a very ugly price for it in the long run. You must already have met a number of callous idle self-important self-indulgent hardhearted pragmatic brutes wherever the patients have no free choice. #Quote by Patrick O'Brian
Idle quotes by Paul Davis
#33. One of the tests for positive thinking, for constructive thinking, is to test one's idle moments. At those times, is one's mind turning over negative critical thoughts; fighting battles that have been won or lost; rehashing senseless arguments? If so, then one is out of tune. But if one is thinking how to improve a situation or a procedure, how to gain a worthwhile objective, then one is on the constructive side of life. #Quote by Paul Davis
Idle quotes by Thomas More
#34. There is a great number of noblemen among you that are themselves as idle as drones, that subsist on other men's labour, on the labour of their tenants, whom, to raise their revenues, they pare to the quick. #Quote by Thomas More
Idle quotes by Harlan Coben
#35. I'm not very happy idle. There's always this voice in my head that says, 'I should be writing.' #Quote by Harlan Coben
Idle quotes by Elizabeth Von Arnim
#36. Her family held strongly that for daughters to read in the daytime was to be idle. Well, if it was, thought Ingeborg lifting her head, that head that drooped so apologetically at home, with the defiance that distance encourages, then being idle was a blessed thing and the sooner one got away to where one could be it, uninterruptedly, the better. #Quote by Elizabeth Von Arnim
Idle quotes by Joaquin Miller
#37. The gold-barr'd butterflies to and from And over the waterside wander'd and wove As heedless and idle as clouds that rove And drift by the peaks of perpetual snow. #Quote by Joaquin Miller
Idle quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#38. And, indeed, I will ask on my own account here, an idle question: which is better - cheap happiness or exalted sufferings? Well, which is better? #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Idle quotes by Andrzej Sapkowski
#39. For him the points of the compass have no great importance. It's all the same to him which one he chooses, as long as he's not idle. That is truly a witcher's principium. The world is full of evil, so it's sufficient to stride ahead, and destroy the Evil encountered on the way, in that way rendering a service to Good. The rest takes care of itself. Being in motion is everything, the goal is nothing. #Quote by Andrzej Sapkowski
Idle quotes by George Eliot
#40. After all, people may really have in them some vocation which is not quite plain to themselves, may they not? They may seem idle and weak because they are growing. We should be very patient with each other, I think. #Quote by George Eliot
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#41. I have been very blessed in my life and rewarded with good friends and good health. I am grateful and happy to be able to share this. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by William Shakespeare
#42. Thou talk'st of nothing." "True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasty; Which is as thin of substance as the air; And more inconstant than the wind, who wooes Even now the frozen bosom of the north, And, being anger'd, puffs away from thence, Turning his face t the dew-dropping south. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Idle quotes by Joseph Stanton
#43. The extremity of her sensitivity
impressed a richly idle princely family,
of her discomfort, bothered as she had to be
by the absurd softness of the ample beddings,
not to mention the pillow piles aggravating
her much lamented acrophobic dis-ease.
[from the poem, Princess and the Pea] #Quote by Joseph Stanton
Idle quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#44. The most likely man to go to hell is the man who has nothing to do on earth. Idle people tempt the devil to tempt them. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Idle quotes by Charles Dickens
#45. It would have been cruel in Miss Havisham, horribly cruel, to practise on the susceptibility of a poor boy, and to torture me through all these years with a vain hope and an idle pursuit, if she had reflected on the gravity of what she did. But I think she did not. I think that in the endurance of her own trial, she forgot mine, Estella. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Idle quotes by Anna Castle
#46. Tom smiled at the Fleming - a bright, friendly smile - and bobbed his head courteously. That confused the jolt-head. Then, by way of making conversation while his confederates gained their positions, he said, "I suppose someone must have told you - your mother, perhaps, or your father, though I doubt you ever knew him - that you're an idle-headed canker. A rank pustule? No? Not even an irksome, crook-pated, pathetical nit?"
The Fleming, his face as red as hot steel, roared and swung a fist like a blacksmith's hammer. #Quote by Anna Castle
Idle quotes by Jennifer Donnelly
#47. I read it: "A man earned daily for 5 days and 3 times as much as he paid for his board, after which he was obliged to be idle 4 days," it said. "Upon counting his money after paying for his board he found that he had 2 ten-doller bills and 4 dollers. How much did he pay for the board, and what were his wages?"
"All right. Think now," Weaver said. "How would you begin to solve it? What's your X?"
I thought. Very hard. For quite some time. About the man and his meager wages and shabby boardinghouse and lonely life. "Where did he work?" I finally asked.
"What? It doesn't matter, Matt. Just assign an X to-"
"A mill, I bet," I said, picturing the man's threadbare clothing, his worn shoes. "A woolen mill. Why do you think he was obliged to be idle?"
"I don't know why. Look, just-"
"I bet he got sick," I said, clutching Weaver's arm. "Or maybe business wasn't good, and his boss had no work for him. I wonder if he had a family in the country. It would be a terrible thing, wouldn't it, if he had children to feed and no work? Maybe his wife was poorly, too. And I bet he had..."
"Damn it, Mattie, this is algebra, not composition!" Weaver said, glaring at me.
"Sorry," I said, feeling like a hopeless case. #Quote by Jennifer Donnelly
Idle quotes by Polybius
#48. Can any one be so indifferent or idle as not to care to know by what means, and under what kind of polity, almost the whole inhabited world was conquered and
brought under the dominion of the single city of Rome, and that too within a period of not quite fifty-three years? #Quote by Polybius
Idle quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#49. Ahimsa is nothing if not a well-balanced, exquisite consideration for one's neighbour, and an idle man is wanting in that elementary consideration. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Idle quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#50. 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. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Idle quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#51. True belief and true repentance are twins: it would be idle to attempt to say which is born first. All the spokes of a wheel move at once when the wheel moves, and so all the graces commence action when regeneration is wrought by the Holy Ghost. Repentance, however, there must be. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Idle quotes by Oscar Wilde
#52. I am not laughing, Dorian; at least I am not laughing at you. But you should not say the greatest romance of your life. You should say the first romance of your life. You will always be loved, and you will always be in love with love. A grande passion is the privilege of people who have nothing to do. That is the one use of the idle classes of a country. Don't be afraid. There are exquisite things in store for you. This is merely the beginning. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Idle quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#53. Thou fool! Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom; that idle crag thou sittest on is six thousand years of age. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Idle quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#54. To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Idle quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#55. It is extremely difficult to obtain a hearing from men living in democracies, unless it be to speak to them of themselves. They do not attend to the things said to them, because they are always fully engrossed with the things they are doing. For indeed few men are idle in democratic nations; life is passed in the midst of noise and excitement, and men are so engaged in acting that little remains to them for thinking. I would especially remark that they are not only employed, but that they are passionately devoted to their employments. They are always in action, and each of their actions absorbs their faculties: the zeal which they display in business puts out the enthusiasm they might otherwise entertain for idea. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Idle quotes by Luc De Clapiers
#56. The idle always have a mind to do something. #Quote by Luc De Clapiers
Idle quotes by Jack London
#57. It was idle, he knew, to get between a fool and his folly; while two or three fools more or less would not alter the scheme of things. #Quote by Jack London
Idle quotes by Alfred Lord Tennyson
#58. Manners are not idle, but the fruit of loyal and of noble mind. #Quote by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Idle quotes by Anthony Daniels
#59. [There] is no class so dangerous as the idle educated. #Quote by Anthony Daniels
Idle quotes by Will Self
#60. Whenever I produce my best work, it's always because I've spent time being idle. Something always emerges after nothing. #Quote by Will Self
Idle quotes by Samuel Fort
#61. Only the guiding hand of the true and uncorrupted Nisirtu has allowed humanity to progress to its current state. The human cesspool in this country idle away their time texting or emailing or calling one another on their shiny toys to babble incessantly about every second of their miserable, directionless lives. It is like the grunting of pigs in pens. They send endless streams of photos of themselves to their slave friends. And do you know why they do this? Because their lives have so little meaning that they secretly wonder if they even exist. #Quote by Samuel Fort
Idle quotes by Will Rogers
#62. The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. #Quote by Will Rogers
Idle quotes by Ignatius Of Loyola
#63. No idle word should be uttered. I understand a word to be idle when it serves no good purpose, either for myself or for another, and was not intended to do so. #Quote by Ignatius Of Loyola
Idle quotes by L. Lionel Kendrick
#64. We will be held accountable for all that we say. The Savior has warned 'that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.' (Matt. 12:36.) This means that no communication shall be without consequence. This includes the slight slips of the tongue, the caustic communications that canker the soul, and the vain, vulgar, and profane words which desecrate the name of Deity. #Quote by L. Lionel Kendrick
Idle quotes by Artemus Ward
#65. I am happiest when I am idle. I could live for months without performing any kind of labor, and at the expiration of that time I should feel fresh and vigorous enough to go right on in the same way for numerous more months. #Quote by Artemus Ward
Idle quotes by Terry Pratchett
#66. Anathema didn't only believe in ley-lines, but in seals, whales, bicycles, rainforests, whole grain in loaves, recycled paper, white South Africans out of South Africa, and Americans out of practically everywhere down to and including Long Island. She didn't compartmentalize her beliefs. They were welded into one enormous, seamless belief, compared with which that held by Joan of Arc seemed a mere idle notion. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Idle quotes by Sue Grafton
#67. There's nothinng like an outsider's idle glance to make you conscious of your own environment. #Quote by Sue Grafton
Idle quotes by Janet Evanovich
#68. Sorry about Bender," Lula said, letting the Trans Am idle at the curb. "Maybe we could tell Vinnie he died. We could say we were all set to bring Bender in, and he died. Bang. Dead as a doorknob."
"Better yet, why don't we just go back and kill him," I said. I opened the door to leave, caught my toe in the floor mat, and fell out of the car, face first. I rolled onto my back and stared up at the stars. "I'm fine," I said to Lula. "Maybe I'll sleep here tonight. #Quote by Janet Evanovich
Idle quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#69. Success is a choice; you choose it and work it out! Excellence is deliberate and so it is intentionally pursued. No successful person ever remained idle for success to knock his/her door for him/her #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Idle quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#70. Wealth brings with it its own checks and balances. The basis of political economy is noninterference. The only safe rule is found in the self-adjusting meter of demand and supply. Open the doors of opportunity to talent and virtue and they will do themselves justice, and property will not be in bad hands. In a free and just commonwealth, property rushes from the idle and imbecile to the industrious, brave and persevering. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Idle quotes by E.B. White
#71. Just to live in the country is a full-time job. You don't have to do anything. The idle pursuit of making a living is pushed to one side, where it belongs, in favor of living itself, a task of such immediacy, variety, beauty, and excitement that one is powerless to resist its wild embrace. #Quote by E.B. White
Idle quotes by Assegid Habtewold
#72. I no longer think that laziness is all about being idle. I now know when I become lazy- when I stop learning new things, and cease to grow. #Quote by Assegid Habtewold
Idle quotes by Peter David
#73. I woke up dead.
Not only dead...but in hell.
I had always been somewhat sketchy on what the afterlife - were there actually such a thing - would be like for a person such as I. From all accounts and all my imaginings, I figured it would be one of two things. Either I would be surrounded by great, burning masses that were endlessly immolating souls in torment... or else I would find myself trapped within my own mind as a helpless bystander, condemned to watching me live out my life over and over again and powerless to do anything to change any of it. When idle speculation prompted me to dwell on these two options, I would find myself drawn invariably to the former, since the later was just too hideous to contemplate.
...
I was almost afraid to open my eyes, because once I did, I would know one way or the other. Perhaps I could have just lain there forever. Perhaps I was supposed to. Perhaps that was my true condemnation: to simply reside in hell with my eyes closed afraid of opening them lest matters deteriorate even further than they already had. This, in turn, made me dwell on the fact that every time I had believed things couldn't get worse, they promptly had done so with almost gleeful enthusiasm . #Quote by Peter David
Idle quotes by Kris Vallotton
#74. I do not know who coined the statement "an idle mind is the devil's playground," but it is true. When camping in dangerous places, it is often recommended that you keep a campfire going to keep the predators away. When we set our hearts on fire, demonic predators stay out of our camp, which is my main point in this chapter. The apostle Paul put it best: "Love never fails" (see 1 Corinthians 13:8). We have spent several chapters talking about how to win spiritual battles in our own lives and in the lives of others. But when all else fails, remember this: Love cannot be defeated. #Quote by Kris Vallotton
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#75. Life is a comedy when watching and a tragedy when experiencing. I try and share anything I have. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Hannah More
#76. Sensibility appears to me to be neither good nor evil in itself, but in its application. Under the influence of Christian principle, it makes saints and martyrs; ill-directed, or uncontrolled, it is a snare, and the source of every temptation; besides, as people cannot get it if it is not given them, to descant on it seems to me as idle as to recommend people to have black eyes or fair complexions. #Quote by Hannah More
Idle quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#77. She saw the picture of idle fishing boats tied up at Peterhead; further gloom for Scotland and for a way of life that had produced such a strong culture. Fishermen had composed their songs; but what culture would a generation of computer operators leave behind them? #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Idle quotes by Michael Flanders
#78. A Bradypus or Sloth am I, / I live a life of ease, / Contented not to do or die / But idle as I please. #Quote by Michael Flanders
Idle quotes by Elizabeth Keckley
#79. Poor dusky children of slavery, men and women of my own race-the transition from slavery to freedom was too sudden for you! The bright dreams were too rudely dispelled; you were not prepared for the new life that opened before you, and the great masses of the North learned to look upon your helplessness with indifference-learned to speak of you as an idle, dependent race. Reason should have prompted kinder thoughts. Charity is ever kind. #Quote by Elizabeth Keckley
Idle quotes by Sam Davis
#80. Better to sink with tempests raging o'er
Masts all dismantled and hull gaping wide
Than rest and rot on some unclouded shore
The idle plaything of the listless tide.

Better the grime of battle on the brow,
With grim defeat to crush thy dying hand
Than through long years of peace to tyrant bow
Or dwell captive in a strangers land.

Better the castle with beleaguered gate,
By battle's lightning shivered in a day
Than peaceful walls in pomp of sullen state,
Through centuries sinking to a dull decay.

Better resolve to win thy heart's desire,
And striving bravely, die in the endeavor
Than have the embers of some smothered fire
Lie smouldering in thy saddened soul forever. #Quote by Sam Davis
Idle quotes by Thomas Hood
#81. Silence
THERE is a silence where hath been no sound,
There is a silence where no sound may be,
In the cold grave - under the deep, deep sea,
Or in wide desert where no life is found,
Which hath been mute, and still must sleep profound;
No voice is hush'd - no life treads silently,
But clouds and cloudy shadows wander free,
That never spoke, over the idle ground:
But in green ruins, in the desolate walls
Of antique palaces, where Man hath been,
Though the dun fox or wild hyaena calls,
And owls, that flit continually between,
Shriek to the echo, and the low winds moan -
There the true Silence is, self-conscious and alone. #Quote by Thomas Hood
Idle quotes by Max Lucado
#82. Just because you are idle, don't assume God is. #Quote by Max Lucado
Idle quotes by Frederick Pollock
#83. I forget how many thousand eggs go wrong for one codfish that gets hatched. But as Berkeley said long ago, it is idle to censure the creation as wasteful if you believe in a creator who has unlimited stuff to play with. #Quote by Frederick Pollock
Idle quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#84. We are all brothers, but I live on a salary paid me for prosecuting, judging, and condemning the thief or the prostitute whose existence the whole tenor of my life brings about ... We are all brothers, but I live on the salary I gain by collecting taxes from needy laborers to be spent on the luxuries of the rich and idle. We are all brothers, but I take a stipend for preaching a false Christian religion, which I do not myself believe in, and which only serves to hinder men from understanding true Christianity. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Idle quotes by Muhammad Yunus
#85. One cannot but wonder how an environment can make people despair and sit idle and then, by changing the conditions, one can transform the same people into matchless performers. #Quote by Muhammad Yunus
Idle quotes by Scott Berkun
#86. The best lesson from the myths of Newton and Archimedes is to work passionately but to take breaks. Sitting under trees and relaxing in baths lets the mind wander and frees the subconscious to do work on our behalf. Freeman Dyson, a world-class physi- cist and author, agrees: "I think it's very important to be idle...people who keep themselves busy all the time are generally not creative. So I am not ashamed of being idle. #Quote by Scott Berkun
Idle quotes by Jane Austen
#87. Beware of the insipid vanities and idle dissipations of the metropolis of England; Beware of the unmeaning luxuries of Bath and of the stinking fish of Southampton."
"Alas! (exclaimed I) how am I to avoid those evils I shall never be exposed to? What probability is there of my ever tasting the dissipations of London, the luxuries of Bath, or the stinking fish of Southamption?... #Quote by Jane Austen
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#88. Pattycake, pattycake, baker's man; good morning, madam, I'm a psychiatrist #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#89. You initially become funny as a kid because you're looking for attention and love. Psychologists think that's all to do with mother abandonment. I think John Cleese has his depressions, and Terry Gilliam's the same. All of us together make one completely insane person. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#90. You should see the waterways of Dale, Frodo, and the fountains, and the pools! You should see the stone-paved roads of many colours! And the halls and cavernous streets under the earth with arches carved like trees; and the terraces and towers upon the Mountain's sides! Then you would see that we have not been idle. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Idle quotes by Orison Swett Marden
#91. It is the idle man, not the great worker, who is always complaining that he has no time or opportunity. #Quote by Orison Swett Marden
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#92. Writers tend to suffer from back problems because they spend their time bent over a desk. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#93. He is every assertion the fucking War has ever made-that we are meant for work and government, for austerity: and these shall take priority over love, dreams, the spirit, the senses and the other second-class trivia that are found among the idle and mindless hours of the day ...
Gravity's Rainbow #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Idle quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#94. If we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won't have to struggle; we won't have to pass fruitless idle resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which consciously or unconsciously the whole world is hungering. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Idle quotes by Samuel Johnson
#95. To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Idle quotes by Quintus Ennius
#96. One man by delay restored the state, for he preferred the public safety to idle report.
[Lat., Unus homo nobis cunctando restituit rem,
Non ponebat enim rumores ante salutem.] #Quote by Quintus Ennius
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#97. I think you often learn from failure. Success just teaches you how great you were, but in fact it's knowing what will fail that will help you to make the right choices. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Robert Graves
#98. The difference between you and her
(whom I to you did once prefer)
Is clear enough to settle:
She like a diamond shone, but you
Shine like an early drop of dew
Poised on a red rose petal.
The dew-drop carries in its eye
Mountain and forest, sea and sky,
With every change of weather;
Contrariwise, a diamond splits
The prospect into idle bits
That none can piece together. #Quote by Robert Graves
Idle quotes by Andrew Cotto
#99. In the open sky above the hushed streets, the moon was a porcelain plate on a black table as I walked home. A breeze raised the collar of my jeans jacket as I sliced through the silvery silence, past unlit buildings and quivering trees and cars idle by the curb. The air felt like glass. I crossed empty corners under the mauve light of overhead lamps. #Quote by Andrew Cotto
Idle quotes by Saint John Chrysostom
#100. God helps those who work, not those who are idle. No one helps an inactive person, but one who joins in the labor. The good God himself will bring ... work to perfection. #Quote by Saint John Chrysostom
Idle quotes by Mark Bowden
#101. I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people. For make no mistake, evil does exist in the world. A nonviolent movement could not have stopped Hitler's armies. To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism - it is a recognition of history, the imperfections of man and the limits of reason. #Quote by Mark Bowden
Idle quotes by Victor Hugo
#102. 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. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Idle quotes by James Patrick Kinney
#103. The Cold Within"
Six humans trapped in happenstance
In dark and bitter cold,
Each one possessed a stick of wood,
Or so the story's told.
The first woman held hers back
For of the faces around the fire,
She noticed one was black.
The next man looking across the way
Saw not one of his church,
And couldn't bring himself to give
The fire his stick of birch.
The third one sat in tattered clothes
He gave his coat a hitch,
Why should his log be put to use,
To warm the idle rich?
The rich man just sat back and thought
Of the wealth he had in store,
And how to keep what he had earned,
From the lazy, shiftless poor.
The black man's face bespoke revenge
As the fire passed from sight,
For all he saw in his stick of wood
Was a chance to spite the white.
The last man of this forlorn group
Did naught except for gain,
Giving only to those who gave,
Was how he played the game.
The logs held tight in death's still hands
Was proof of human sin,
They didn't die from the cold without,
They died from the cold within. #Quote by James Patrick Kinney
Idle quotes by Wendell Berry
#104. Finally from the crease of the ravine I am following, there begins to come the trickling and splashing of water. There is a great restfulness in the sounds these small streams make; they are going down as fast as they can, but their sound seem leisurely and idle, as if produced like gemstones with the greatest patience and care. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Idle quotes by John Connolly
#105. Was that his name? I never had a chance to ask. He was too intent upon tearing out my throat for us to engage in idle chitchat. #Quote by John Connolly
Idle quotes by Gautama Buddha
#106. There is no more self-contradictory concept than that of idle thoughts. What gives rise to the perception of a whole world can hardly be called idle. Every thought we have either contributes to truth or to illusion. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Idle quotes by William Shakespeare
#107. I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain'. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Idle quotes by Alan Paton
#108. I say we shall always have native crime to fear until the native people of this country have worthy goals to work for. For it is only because they see neither purpose nor goal that they turn to drink and crime and prostitution. Which do we prefer, a law-abiding, industrious and purposeful native people, or a lawless, idle and purposeless people? The truth is that we do not know, for we fear them both. And so long as we vacillate, so long will we pay dearly for the dubious pleasure of not having to make up our minds. And the answer does not lie, except temporarily, in more police and more protection. #Quote by Alan Paton
Idle quotes by Dan Simmons
#109. A comment with the idle arrogance common of such nobodies who have just come into a small bit of power. #Quote by Dan Simmons
Idle quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#110. The idea presented itself definitely to his mind that it was in his power to exchange the dreary, artificial, idle, and individualistic life he was leading for this laborious, pure, and socially delightful life. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Idle quotes by Q-Tip
#111. In theory, people would pick progression every time over being idle. But if you look at us as a culture, as a people, you would say that if you get up at five o'clock in the morning, eat your breakfast, go to work, make money, pay your bills, you're progressing, when you're still doing what's comfortable. #Quote by Q-Tip
Idle quotes by William Lyon Mackenzie King
#112. Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile. #Quote by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Idle quotes by Lynne M. Spreen
#113. about to make, but the idea had faded. Not for the first time that day, she wished the hall outside her door hadn't become the official gathering place for coworkers in search of gossip and idle chit chat. It wasn't like her to lose focus so easily. Karen couldn't afford to slow down, #Quote by Lynne M. Spreen
Idle quotes by Samuel Beckett
#114. Let us not waste our time in idle discourse! Let us do something, while we have the chance! It is not every day that we are needed ... .To all mankind they were addressed, those cries for help still ringing in our ears! But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! #Quote by Samuel Beckett
Idle quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#115. A man of the present day, whether he believes in the divinity of Christ or not, cannot fail to see that to assist in the capacity of tzar, minister, governor, or commissioner in taking from a poor family its last cow for taxes to be spent on cannons, or on the pay and pensions of idle officials, who live in luxury and are worse than useless; or in putting into prison some man we have ourselves corrupted, and throwing his family on the streets; or in plundering and butchering in war; or in inculcating savage and idolatrous superstitious in the place of the law of Christ; or in impounding the cow found on one's land, though it belongs to a man who has no land; or to cheat the workman in a factory, by imposing fines for accidentally spoiled articles; or making a poor man pay double the value for anything simply because he is in the direst poverty;--not a man of the present day can fail to know that all these actions are base and disgraceful, and that they need not do them. They all know it. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Idle quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#116. If one is content to freely speak trash about another, it is probably more correct to judge them as the one of ill repute and refuse the load of garbage they offer you. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Idle quotes by Prem Jagyasi
#117. Once we attain self-awareness, we stop becoming the victims of worthless comparisons, identity clashes and, of course, idle mindsets that make further progress impossible. #Quote by Prem Jagyasi
Idle quotes by Robert Aris Willmott
#118. From numberless books the fluttering reader, idle and inconstant, bears away the bloom that only clings to the outer leaf; but genius has its nectaries, delicate glands, and secrecies of sweetness, and upon these the thoughtful mind must settle in its labor, before the choice perfume of fancy and wisdom is drawn forth. #Quote by Robert Aris Willmott
Idle quotes by Tessa Dare
#119. She'd been mad for him as a girl, but she'd chalked that up to youthful infatuation. She'd tracked the events of his life religiously for a decade, but she'd told herself that was idle curiosity. And now ... now she desired him so much she could scarcely stand, but surely that was only lust. Wasn't it? #Quote by Tessa Dare
Idle quotes by John Dryden
#120. These are the effects of doting age,
vain doubts and idle cares and over caution. #Quote by John Dryden
Idle quotes by Margaret Thatcher
#121. Young people ought not to be idle, it is very bad for them. #Quote by Margaret Thatcher
Idle quotes by James Joyce
#122. There was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke. Night after night I had passed the house (it was vacation time) and studied the lighted square of window: and night after night I had found it lighted in the same way, faintly and evenly. If he was dead, I thought, I would see the reflection of candles on the darkened blind, for I knew that two candles must be set at the head of a corpse. He had often said to me: I am not long for this world and I had thought his words idle. Now I knew they were true. Every night as I gazed up at the window I said softly to myself the word paralysis. It had always sounded strangely in my ears, like the word gnomon in the Euclid and the word simony in the Catechism. But now it sounded to me like the name of some maleficent and sinful being. It filled me with fear, and yet I longed to be nearer to it and to look upon its deadly work. #Quote by James Joyce
Idle quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#123. The mind never sleeps. Though the body can be idle, there shall always be something for the mind to do! Do something with your mind then! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Idle quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#124. Be ashamed to catch yourself idle. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Idle quotes by Frances Osborne
#125. Leave your bed upon the first desertion of sleep; it being ill for the eye's to read lying, and worse for the mind to be idle; since the head during that laziness is commonly a cage for unclean thoughts. #Quote by Frances Osborne
Idle quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#126. 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. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Idle quotes by Ephrem The Syrian
#127. O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, faintheartedness, lust of power, and idle talk.
"But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to your servant.
"Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sin and not to judge my brother, for You are blessed from all ages to all ages. Amen #Quote by Ephrem The Syrian
Idle quotes by Johnny Depp
#128. I don't know if I can relax. Relax, I can't do. My brain, on idle, is a bad thing. I just get weird. I mean, not weird. I get, I get antsy. #Quote by Johnny Depp
Idle quotes by George Whitefield
#129. A true faith in Jesus Christ will not suffer us to be idle. No, it is an active, lively, restless principle; it fills the heart, so that it cannot be easy till it is doing something for Jesus Christ. #Quote by George Whitefield
Idle quotes by James Howard Kunstler
#130. The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, yet its inhabitants are strikingly unhappy. Accordingly, we present to the rest of mankind, on a planet rife with suffering and tragedy, the spectacle of a clown civilization. Sustained on a clown diet rich in sugar and fat, we have developed a clown physiognomy. We dress like clowns. We move about a landscape filled with cartoon buildings in clownmobiles, absorbed in clownish activities. We fill our idle hours enjoying the canned antics of professional clowns ... Death, when we acknowledge it, is just another pratfall on the boob tube. Bang! You're dead! #Quote by James Howard Kunstler
Idle quotes by Nick Offerman
#131. Believe me, I understand how fiendishly the Internet can tempt a body to indulge in diversion from one's responsibilities, more commonly known as iniquity. Idle hands are never the devil's workshop more than when those recumbent mitts are resting upon a computer keyboard. #Quote by Nick Offerman
Idle quotes by Milan Kundera
#132. There are moments in life when a man retreats defensively, when he must give ground, when he must surrender less important positions in order to protect the more important ones. But should it come to the very last, the most important one, at this point a man must halt and stand firm if he doesn't want to begin life all over again with idle hands and a feeling of being shipwrecked. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Idle quotes by Oscar Wilde
#133. Nay, let us walk from fire unto fire,
From passionate pain to deadlier delight,
I am too young to live without desire,
Too young art thou to waste this summer night
Asking those idle questions which of old
Man sought of seer and oracle, and no reply was told.
For, sweet, to feel is better than to know,
And wisdom is a childless heritage,
One pulse of passion
youth's first fiery glow,
Are worth the hoarded proverbs of the sage:
Vex not soul with dead philosophy,
Have we not lips to kiss with, hearts to love and eyes to see! #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Idle quotes by Thomas Davis
#134. As well might you leave the fairies to plough your land or the idle winds to sow it, as sit down and wait for freedom. #Quote by Thomas Davis
Idle quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#135. Never idle a moment, but thrifty and thoughtful of others. #Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Idle quotes by Veronica Roth
#136. What's worse: to be idle while someone dies, or to be exiled and empty-handed? #Quote by Veronica Roth
Idle quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#137. Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Idle quotes by Ganesh Shiva Aithal
#138. As an idle mind either recalls its past or worries about its future, this Mr. Patil had sat indulged in his past. How beautiful his past life was, happy, lively and warm as the morning itself. It was a perfectly pictured cheerful life of a
farmer. #Quote by Ganesh Shiva Aithal
Idle quotes by Cormac McCarthy
#139. Whales have been evolving for thirty million years. To our one million. A sperm whale's brain is seven times the size of mine ... The great size of his body has little to do with the great size of his brain, other than as a place to keep it. I have What If fantasies ... What if the catalyst or the key to understanding creation lay somewhere in the immense mind of the whale? ... Some species go for months without eating anything. Just completely idle.. So they have this incredible mental apparatus and no one has the least notion what they do with it. Lilly says that the most logical supposition, based on physiological and ecological evidence, is that they contemplate the universe ... Suppose God came back from wherever it is he's been and asked us smilingly if we'd figure it out yet. Suppose he wanted to know if it had finally occurred to us to ask the whale. And then he sort of looked around and he said, By the way, where are the whales? #Quote by Cormac McCarthy
Idle quotes by Jonathan Sumption
#140. He rose late. He was recklessly extravagant and a notorious womaniser. The King was never a cipher. But well before his world was clouded by illness and insanity his capacity for public business was limited. He was idle, slow-witted and easily bored. #Quote by Jonathan Sumption
Idle quotes by Mark Twain
#141. Who are the oppressors? The few: the King, the capitalist, and a handful of other overseers and superintendents. Who are the oppressed? The many: the nations of the earth; the valuable personages; the workers; they that make the bread that the soft-handed and idle eat. #Quote by Mark Twain
Idle quotes by Harold Macmillan
#142. You will find the Americans much as the Greeks found the Romans: great, big, vulgar, bustling people more vigorous than we are and also more idle, with more unspoiled virtues but also more corrupt. #Quote by Harold Macmillan
Idle quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#143. Man preys on man; and you mourn for the idle tapestry that decorated a gothic pillar, and the dronish bell that summoned the fat priest to prayer. You mourn for the empty pageant of a name, when slavery flaps her wing, ... Why is our fancy to be appalled by terrific perspectives of a hell beyond the grave? - Hell stalks abroad; - the lash resounds on the slave's naked sides; and the sick wretch, who can no longer earn the sour bread of unremitting labour, steals to a ditch to bid the world a long good night. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Idle quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#144. If you suppress the exorbitant love of pleasure and money, idle curiosity, iniquitous pursuits and wanton mirth, what a stillness would there be in the greatest cities. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Idle quotes by Gay Idle
#145. I thought this director gig was just one of those side roads we take at times on the journey to our true purpose. Now I see that in God's economy, nothing is wasted #Quote by Gay Idle
Idle quotes by Samuel Johnson
#146. Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Idle quotes by Thomas Ligotti
#147. To be sane, he held, was either to be sedated by melancholy or activated by hysteria, two responses which were 'always and equally warranted for those of sound insight'. All others were irrational, merely symptoms of imaginations left idle, of memories out of work. And above these mundane responses, the only elevation allowable, the only valid transcendence, was a sardonic one: a bliss that annihilated the universe with jeers of dark joy, a mindful ecstasy. Anything else in the way of 'mysticism' was a sign of deviation or distraction, and a heresy to the obvious. ("The Medusa") #Quote by Thomas Ligotti
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#148. I don't invest in the stock market, but I have pension funds - some in America and the UK. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Clarence Darrow
#149. Instead of yielding to idle conversation it might profit one to cultivate silence and contemplation. #Quote by Clarence Darrow
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#150. I won't read scripts because I have a limited amount of time. Why should I help other people do lame stuff when I can just go out and put on lame stuff of my own? #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#151. Having this, we want that.
Owning some, we want more.
Standing here, we wish to be there.
If it's impossible, we struggle to make it happen.
Why are we like this? Why not be content with some, here, and now? Why is enough not enough?
Because humans are ambitious creatures not meant to be idle or fruitless. We strive to learn, to grow, to achieve, to amass; therefore, we will never be content. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Idle quotes by George Henry Lewes
#152. The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers. #Quote by George Henry Lewes
Idle quotes by Annie Dillard
#153. Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf. We must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape, really see it, and describe what's going on here. Then we can at least wail the right question into the swaddling band of darkness, or, if it comes to that, choir the proper praise. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Idle quotes by Danica Patrick
#154. The last time I was pulled over was in 2005. I was going 55 in a 35 mile per hour zone - which I don't understand because you can barely even idle at 35 miles per hour. Anyway, I was ordered to go to traffic school. It was an 8-hour class and really painful. #Quote by Danica Patrick
Idle quotes by John Dewey
#155. Man's home is nature; his purposes and aims are dependent for execution upon natural conditions. Separated from such conditions they become empty dreams and idle indulgences of fancy. #Quote by John Dewey
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#156. I never pay any attention to figures. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#157. As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#158. When I was 23 I started writing for I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again and was paid three guineas for every minute's airtime. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Thomas Sowell
#159. People used to complain about 'the idle rich.' But the idle rich did not do the kind of harm being done by today's busybody rich, who feed their own egos by bankrolling political crusades on the left which hurt the very people that the left claims to care about
working people, minorities, and children. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Idle quotes by F.K. Preston
#160. Idle living turns me into an idiot. I can't afford to get stupid. I've already been irritating. I've used up my passes on personality flaws. #Quote by F.K. Preston
Idle quotes by Leonard Ravenhill
#161. Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give no hand? Can you sit at ease in Zion with the world around you damned? #Quote by Leonard Ravenhill
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#162. A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat! #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by John Clare
#163. O take me from the busy crowd,
I cannot bear the noise!
For Nature's voice is never loud;
I seek for quiet joys.
The book I love is everywhere,
And not in idle words;
The book I love is known to all,
And better lore affords. #Quote by John Clare
Idle quotes by Sue Limb
#164. Useless, idle, exploitative male chauvinist drone! #Quote by Sue Limb
Idle quotes by Philip Gilbert Hamerton
#165. Fashion is nothing more than the temporary custom of rich and idle people who make it their principal business to study the external elegance of life. #Quote by Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Idle quotes by Marilyn French
#166. The breakdown of the neighborhoods also meant the end of what was essentially an extended family....With the breakdown of the extended family, too much pressure was put on the single family. Mom had no one to stay with Granny, who couldn't be depended on to set the house on fire while Mom was off grocery shopping. The people in the neighborhood weren't there to keep an idle eye out for the fourteen-year-old kid who was the local idiot, and treated with affection as well as tormented....So we came up with the idea of putting everybody in separate places. We lock them up in prisons, mental hospitals, geriatric housing projects, old-age homes, nursery schools, cheap suburbs that keep women and the kids of f the streets, expensive suburbs where everybody has their own yard and a front lawn that is tended by a gardener so all the front lawns look alike and nobody uses them anyway....the faster we lock them up, the higher up goes the crime rate, the suicide rate, the rate of mental breakdown. The way it's going, there'll be more of them than us pretty soon. Then you'll have to start asking questions about the percentage of the population that's not locked up, those that claim that the other fifty-five per cent is crazy, criminal, or senile.
WE have to find some other way....So I started imagining....Suppose we built houses in a circle, or a square, or whatever, connected houses of varying sizes, but beautiful, simple. And outside, behind the houses, all the space usually given #Quote by Marilyn French
Idle quotes by John Keats
#167. He who saddens at thought of idleness cannot be idle, / And he's awake who thinks himself asleep. #Quote by John Keats
Idle quotes by Wassily Kandinsky
#168. The artist is not born to a life of pleasure. He must not live idle; he has a hard work to perform, and one which often proves a cross to be borne. #Quote by Wassily Kandinsky
Idle quotes by William Shakespeare
#169. There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats, For I am armed so strong in honesty That they pass by me as the idle wind #Quote by William Shakespeare
Idle quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#170. If, in looking at the lives of princes, courtiers, men of rank and fashion, we must perforce depict them as idle, profligate, and criminal, we must make allowances for the rich men's failings, and recollect that we, too, were very likely indolent and voluptuous, had we no motive for work, a mortal's natural taste for pleasure, and the daily temptation of a large income. What could a great peer, with a great castle and park, and a great fortune, do but be splendid and idle? #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Idle quotes by Mary Howitt
#171. And now dear little children, who may this story read,
To idle, silly flattering words, I pray you ne'er give heed:
Unto an evil counsellor, close heart and ear and eye,
And take a lesson from this tale, of the Spider and the Fly. #Quote by Mary Howitt
Idle quotes by David Halberstam
#172. When one of the children of his friend Harvey Firestone boasted that he had some savings in the bank, Ford lectured the child. That money was idle. What the child should do, Ford said, was spend the money on tools. "Make something," he admonished. "Create something. #Quote by David Halberstam
Idle quotes by Fay Weldon
#173. Idle, profligate, ingrate. No one decent could ever want him. #Quote by Fay Weldon
Idle quotes by Isak Dinesen
#174. I belong to an ancient, idle, wild and useless tribe, perhaps I am even one of the last members of it, who for many thousands of years, in all countries and parts of the world, has, now and again, stayed for a time among the hard-working honest people in real life, and sometimes has thus been fortunate enough to create another sort of reality for them, which in some way or another, has satisfied them. I am a storyteller. #Quote by Isak Dinesen
Idle quotes by Samuel Pepys
#175. Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company. #Quote by Samuel Pepys
Idle quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#176. If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Idle quotes by Patrick O'Neil
#177. For Delta blueman Robert Johnson and his contemporaries, the train was the eternal metaphor for the travelling life, and it still holds true today. There is no travel like it. Train lines carve through all facets of a nation. While buses stick to major highways and planes reduce the unfolding of lives to a bird's eye view, trains putter through the domains of the rich and the poor, the desperate and the idle, rural and urban, isolated and cluttered. Through train windows you see realities rarely visible in the landscaped tourist areas. Those frames hold the untended jungle of a nation's truth. Despite my shredded emotions, there was still no feeling like dragging all your worldly possessions onto a carriage, alone and anonymous, to set off into the unknown; where any and all varieties of adventures await, where you might meet a new best friend, where the love of your life could be hiding in a dingy cafe. The clatter of the tracks is the sound of liberation. #Quote by Patrick O'Neil
Idle quotes by Emil Cioran
#178. The idle apprehend more things, are deeper than the industrious: no task limits their horizon; born into an eternal Sunday, they watch- - and watch themselves watching. Sloth is a somatic skepticism, the way the flesh doubts. In a world of inaction, the idle would be the only ones not to be murderers. But they do not belong to humanity, and, sweat not being their strong point, they live without suffering the consequences of Life and of Sin. Doing neither good nor evil, they disdain - spectators of the human convulsion - the weeks of time, the efforts which asphyxiate consciousness. What would they have to fear from a limitless extension of certain afternoons except the regret of having supported a crudely elementary obviousness? Then, exasperation in the truth might induce them to imitate the others and to indulge in the degrading temptation of tasks. This is the danger which threatens sloth, that miraculous residue of paradise. #Quote by Emil Cioran
Idle quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#179. When the peasants and their song had vanished from his sight and hearing, a heavy feeling of anguish at his loneliness, his bodily idleness, his hostility to this world, came over him ... It was all drowned in the sea of cheerful common labor. God had given the day, God had given the strength. Both day and strength had been devoted to labour and in that lay the reward ... Levin had often admired this life, had often experienced a feeling of envy for the people who lived this life, but that day for the first time ... the thought came clearly to Levin that it was up to him to change that so burdensome, idle, artificial and individual life he lived into this laborious, pure and common, lovely life. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Idle quotes by Camron Wright
#180. William Shakespeare called dreams the 'children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy. #Quote by Camron Wright
Idle quotes by Alan Wilson
#181. The bottom line is that we cannot sit idle as unparalleled rules and regulations significantly restrict our rights and ability to care for our families. #Quote by Alan Wilson
Idle quotes by Charles River Editors
#182. Apparently Henry had all the qualities necessary to make him popular in Virginian society, at least according to Jefferson: "His manners had something of coarseness in them; his passion was music, dancing and pleasantly. He excelled in the last, and it attached everyone to him. You ask some account of his mind and information at this period; but you will recollect that we were almost continually engaged in the usual revelries of the season. The occasion perhaps, as much as his idle disposition, prevented his engaging in any conversation which might give the measure either of his mind or information." While #Quote by Charles River Editors
Idle quotes by Criss Jami
#183. Gloating is a superficial glowing, floating is an idle flowing, and bloatedness is the paralysis of blowing up; because silent movement results in loud victories. #Quote by Criss Jami
Idle quotes by Seneca.
#184. Our Stoic philosophers, as you know, maintain that there are two elements in the universe from which all things are derived, namely cause and matter. Matter lies inert and inactive, a substance with limited potential, but destined to remain idle if no one sets it in motion; and it is cause (this meaning the same as reason) which turns matter to whatever end it wishes and fashions it into a variety of different products. #Quote by Seneca.
Idle quotes by Courtney Milan
#185. How many lovers?" He could have given her a straight answer. Dozens. Or, more specifically: Thirty-seven. Thirty-seven, if you counted mutual versions of the conduct he'd just engaged in, and Sebastian did.But what he finally said was, "Too many. And not enough." Her face was in shadow. He couldn't tell if she was disgusted by him, or if this was just a matter of idle curiosity for her.
She exhaled. "How many would be enough?"
He smiled sadly. "One more, Violet." He looked over at her - at her arms folded around herself, at her head, turned from his, as if that would be enough to distract him from the ferocity of his want. "I've only ever wanted one more. #Quote by Courtney Milan
Idle quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#186. If you were a servant would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you idle? Then if you are your own master be ashamed to catch yourself idle. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Idle quotes by William Hazlitt
#187. With women, the great business of life is love; and they generally make a mistake in it. They consult neither the heart nor the head, but are led away by mere humour and fancy. If instead of a companion for life, they had to choose a partner in a country-dance or to trifle away an hour with, their mode of calculation would be right. They tie their true-lover's knot with idle, thoughtless haste, while the institutions of society render it indissoluble. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Idle quotes by Harold B. Lee
#188. Years ago when I served as a missionary, we had a visit from Dr. James E. Talmage of the Council of the Twelve
a great student, a great teacher, great theologian, and a great prophet.. Here we sat at his feet every idle minute that we could find and plied him with questions and listened to his counsel.
On one occasion he said to us, I want to tell you missionaries something. The day of sacrifice is not past! The time will come, yet, when many Saints and even Apostles will yet lose their lives in defense of the truth! #Quote by Harold B. Lee
Idle quotes by Jo Brand
#189. I have seen good nurses and bad nurses. They existed along a continuum: from hard-working, kind and competent people, to office-hugging, bone-idle types, to apathetic, disengaged automatons. #Quote by Jo Brand
Idle quotes by Paul Beatty
#190. You'd rather be here than in Africa. The trump card all narrow-minded nativists play. If you put a cupcake to my head, of course, I'd rather be here than any place in Africa, though I hear Johannesburg ain't that bad and the surf on the Cape Verdean beaches is incredible. However, I'm not so selfish as to believe that my relative happiness, including, but not limited to, twenty-four-hour access to chili burgers, Blu-ray, and Aeron office chairs is worth generations of suffering. I seriously doubt that some slave ship ancestor, in those idle moments between being raped and beaten, was standing knee-deep in their own feces rationalizing that, in the end, the generations of murder, unbearable pain and suffering, mental anguish, and rampant disease will all be worth it because someday my great-great-great-great-grandson will have Wi-Fi, no matter how slow and intermittent the signal is. #Quote by Paul Beatty
Idle quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#191. One could guess that there was the delicate forethought of a mother behind this choice of the pavillon for Albert: while not wanting to be separated from her son, she nevertheless realized that a young man of the viscount's age needed all his freedom. On the other hand, it must be said that one could also recognize in this the intelligent egoism of the young man, the son of wealthy parents, who enjoyed the benefits of a free and idle life, which was gilded for him like a birdcage. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
Idle quotes by Franklin Foer
#192. Every dollar and every moment of care devoted to increasing the individual importance of people, all skill and training, all fine organization to humanize work, every increase of political expression, is a protection against idle use of our military power, against any attempt to convert legitimate and necessary preparation for defense into an instrument of conquest. It may be said with justice that the man is dangerous who talks loudly about military preparation and is uninterested in social reform. It is the people engaged in adding to the values of civilization who have earned the right to talk about its defense. #Quote by Franklin Foer
Idle quotes by Alex North
#193. The devil finds work for idle hands. Bad thoughts find empty heads. #Quote by Alex North
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#194. I will jump on anybody's private plane at the drop of a hat. I'm an old-fashioned lower-middle-class boy. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#195. I am not the only one that condemns the idle; for once when I was going to give our minister a pretty long list of the sins of one of our people that he was asking after, I began with, "He's dreadfully lazy." "That's enough," said the old gentleman; " all sorts of sins are in that one. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Idle quotes by Eric Idle
#196. Americans like to think 'Python' is how English people really are. There is an element of truth to that. #Quote by Eric Idle
Idle quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#197. The sums of money collected in hoards lie there idle, waiting for the moment when commerce needs them for maintaining the stability of the objective exchange-value of money; and all those sums of money, that might threaten this stability when the demand for money decreases, flow back out of circulation into these hoards to slumber quietly until they are called forth again. This tacitly assumes ll the fundamental correctness of the arguments of the Quantity Theory, but asserts that there is nevertheless a principle inherent in the economic system that always prevents the working out of the processes that the Quantity Theory describes.

In the first place, it must be recognized that from the economic point of view there is no such thing as money lying idle. All money, whether in reserves or literally in circulation (i.e. in process of changing hands at the very moment under consideration), is devoted in exactly the same way to the performance of a monetary function. The stock of money of the community is the sum of the stocks of individuals; there is no such thing as errant money. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Idle quotes by Georges Rodenbach
#198. The only man who is truly happy is a man who has an idée fixe. It takes up his every minute, fills any empty spaces in his thought, sneaks unexpected pleasures into his boredom, gives direction to his idle hours, again and again enlivens the stagnant waters of existence with a surging current. #Quote by Georges Rodenbach
Idle quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#199. No matter how much faculty of idle seeing a man has, the step from knowing to doing is rarely taken. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Idle quotes by Josemaria Escriva
#200. After seeing how many people waste their lives, their whole lives (tongues wagging, wagging, wagging, and all the inevitable consequences), silence seems preferable to me, and more necessary than ever. And I well understand, Lord, why we have to give an account of all our idle words. #Quote by Josemaria Escriva

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