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Thee too, my Paridel! she mark'd thee there, Stretch'd on the rack of a too easy chair, And heard thy everlasting yarn confess The Pains and Penalties of Idleness. - Alexander Pope


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


Let but the hours of idleness cease, and the bow of Cupid will become broken and his torch extinguished. - Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]


For idleness is an appendix to nobility. - Robert Burton


In travelling I shape myself betimes to idleness And take fools' pleasure. - George Eliot


Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible. - Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi


To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavours with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself. - Samuel Johnson


Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good. - David Lloyd George


Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. - William Wordsworth