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«We throw all our attention on the utterly idle question whether A has done as well as B, when the only question is whether A has done as well as he could.»
«The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.»
Author: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg | Keywords: idle
«The devil tempts all other men, but idle men tempt the devil»
Author: Turkish Proverb | About: Evil | Keywords: devil, idle, tempt, tempts, the Devil
«To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.»
«The evils of the body are, murder, theft, and adultery; of the tongue, lying, slander, abuse, and idle talk; of the mind, covetousness, hatred, and error.»
«They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.»
Author: Socrates (Philosopher) | Keywords: do-nothing, employed, idle
«The busy man is troubled with but one devil; the idle man by a thousand»