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It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.


George Borrow

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Idleness is the parent of all psychology
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Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
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Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.
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All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.
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Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
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To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new mischief on.
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For idleness is an appendix to nobility.
ROBERT BURTON
Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
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Idleness is an appendix to nobility
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Idleness is a form of passivity in an active universe.
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Integrity is not everything, but it is the only thing that matters.
JEFFREY FRY
Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.
VICTOR HUGO
It is what it is, it is what you make it.
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Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.
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Idleness is the greatest Prodigality.
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Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace
HESIOD
Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace
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Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
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He that mischief hatcheth, mischief catcheth
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Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
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Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless.
HOSEA BALLOU
Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.
OVID
Thoughts without their fulfillment — is the beginning of idleness.
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No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.
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It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
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Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
I don't mind, I think they're crazy.
Running everywhere ...
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Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
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Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
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Life is weird and wonderful like that, is it not.
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It has a lot of room for mischief, ... loophole laden.
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Life is an audition.
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The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
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When the mischief is done the door is shut.
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The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
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That's really sad," Beth said softly, "To have no one left.
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Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.
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At boarding schools the relaxation of the junior boys is mischief, and of the seniors vice
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Every one is wise when the mischief is done.
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It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
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Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
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ISRAELMORE AYIVOR
Love is blind, and a deaf-mute too.
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The fear of God is the only cure for the fear of people.
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The secret of my success is my hairspray.
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To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischi...
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It is a lie.
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In idleness there is a perpetual despair
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In idleness there is a perpetual despair.
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Dedication is the preparation to success!
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Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
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Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt.
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Evil thoughts often come from idleness.
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Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
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What kind of incompetence is this, leaving dangerous fiends like us alone to commit mischief?
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See what it is to play unfair!Where cheating is, there's mischief there.
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It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
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The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
... And what about Zombies? You never hear from Zombies! That's the trouble with Zombies, they're ...
GEORGE CARLIN
Words are weapons, and it is dangerous . . . to borrow them from the arsenal of the enemy.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Habit with him was all the test of truth; "It must be right: I've done it from my youth."
GEORGE CRABBE
Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks; Plays are like suppers; poets are the cooks. The...
GEORGE FARQUHAR
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wron...
GEORGE SOROS
What we frankly give, forever is our own.
GEORGE GRANVILLE
If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight.
GEORGE GOBAL
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an app...
GEORGE ORWELL
Better never begin than never make an end.
GEORGE HERBERT
The universe, as far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense engine.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
In solitude, be a multitude to thyself. Tibullus by all means use sometimes to be alone.
GEORGE HERBERT
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The violent illiteracies of the graffiti, the clenched silence of the adolescent, the nonsense cries...
GEORGE STEINER
We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.
GEORGE FARQUHAR
Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you i...
GEORGE CARLIN
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, ...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something,...
GEORGE ELIOT
I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Buil...
GEORGE CARLIN