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.
Prolonged idleness paralyzes initiative.
Millions are idle, but it's comforting to know that most of them have jobs.
Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Dodging duty at the double, leaving work alone.
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.