Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.
I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard, learn to live, and by her busy ways, reform thy own.
The way to be nothing is to do nothing.
The insupportable labor of doing nothing.
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.