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Idleness

To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

Sometimes I think that idlers seem to be a special class for whom nothing can be planned, plead as one will with them --their only contribution to the human family is to warm a seat at the common table.

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Prolonged idleness paralyzes initiative.

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Millions are idle, but it's comforting to know that most of them have jobs.

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Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Dodging duty at the double, leaving work alone.

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Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.

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