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Idleness is the mother of all vices.


Russian Proverb

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Avoid sloth, the mother of all vices!
TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE
The vices of idleness are only to be shaken off by active employment.
UNKNOWN
Politics is a rotten egg; if broken, it stinks. Russian proverb
RUSSIAN PROVERB
Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. -Arab proverb.
ARAB PROVERB
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ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD
While majority find business in berating the spoilt brat “Problem” for distressing and disturbin...
ANUJ SOMANY
Idleness is the parent of all psychology
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.
VICTOR HUGO
I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from ...
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
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MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
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AMBROSE BIERCE
For his part, Blind Seer had no difficulty accepting idleness. A wolf proverb stated: “Hunt when h...
JANE LINDSKOLD
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
WALTER SCOTT
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
SIR WALTER SCOTT
Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
FRANZ KAFKA
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal...
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.
JOHANN G. SEUME
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from i...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly fro...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention . . . arises directly from idlenes...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention . . . arises directly from idleness...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.
JOHN RUSSELL
A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom
JOHN RUSSELL
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly fr...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, p...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
SOREN KIERKEGAARD
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
FRANçOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.
LORD JOHN RUSSELL (1)
Of all the vices drinking is the most incompatible with greatness
SIR WALTER SCOTT
Idleness is the parent of psychology.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
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CAROLINE RHEA
A proverb is the child of experience.
ENGLISH PROVERB
It is idleness that is the curse of man - not labour. Idleness eats the heart out of men as of natio...
SAMUEL SMILES
Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
I don't mind, I think they're crazy.
Running everywhere ...
JOHN LENNON
The proverb is something musty.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Cowardice is the most terrible of vices.
MIKHAIL BULGAKOV
Vices of the time; vices of the man. [Lat., Vitia temporis; vitia hominis.]
FRANCIS BACON
Idleness is the greatest Prodigality.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
WINSTON CHURCHILL
Grief is a species of idleness.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.
FLOYD DELL
The facility is brilliant for Russian infrastructure in terms of all parameters.
VIKTOR KHRISTENKO
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. -Anonymous (Greek Proverb).
GREEK PROVERB
Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
(Sir Stafford Cripps) has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire
WINSTON CHURCHILL
Gratitude is the heart's memory. -French Proverb.
FRENCH PROVERB
Necessity is the mother of invention is a silly proverb. Necessity is the mother of futile dodges is...
ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD
Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.
OVID
Thoughts without their fulfillment — is the beginning of idleness.
SUNDAY ADELAJA
All's well that carries on well
AMIT ABRAHAM
A proverb is no proverb to you until life has illustrated it.
JOHN KEATS
A proverb is no proverb to you until life has illustrated it
JOHN KEATS
Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
POPE JOHN PAUL II
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
HESIOD
A proverb is not a proverb to you until life has illustrated it.
JOHN KEATS
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Idleness is a Chronic Physiological Condition of Lack of Engagement.
AMICABLE SODA
A proverb and a by-word among all people,
BIBLE
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressi...
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To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the...
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The future starts today, not tomorrow.
POPE JOHN PAUL II
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on...
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POPE JOHN PAUL II
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
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He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
WINSTON CHURCHILL
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, ther...
POPE JOHN PAUL II
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
POPE JOHN PAUL II
The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not d...
POPE JOHN PAUL II
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry a...
POPE JOHN PAUL II
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
ALBERT CAMUS
The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
OSCAR WILDE
Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue
MOLIERE
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POPE JOHN PAUL II
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
POPE JOHN PAUL II
Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.
POPE JOHN PAUL II
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POPE JOHN PAUL II
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POPE JOHN PAUL II
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
POPE JOHN PAUL II
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POPE JOHN PAUL II
Idleness is a form of passivity in an active universe.
MICHAEL BASSEY JOHNSON
There is no proverb without a grain of truth
RUSSIAN PROVERB
Memory is the mother of all wisdom
AESCHYLUS
Frugality is the mother of all virtues.
JUSTINIAN
Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
AESCHYLUS
Frugality is the mother of all virtues.
BEN JONSON
The sum of all vices does not remain constant. Each one breeds another.
DAVID LAGERCRANTZ
The beginning, as the proverb says, is half the whole
ARISTOTLE
Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
CYRIL CONNOLLY
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AL EWING
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POPE JOHN PAUL II
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If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.
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Now is the watchword of the wise.
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Make peace with man and war with your sins.
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A silent mouth is melodious.
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Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments.
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Nature surpasses nurture.
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When money speaks the truth is silent.
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Contraries are cured by contraries.
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Where the law is uncertain there is no law.
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A good lawyer is a bad neighbor.
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When a blind man bears the standard, pity those who follow.
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He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.
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Grief is light that is capable of counsel.
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In bad fortune hold out, in good hold in.
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Practice what you preach.
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Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet.
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