That man is idle who can do something better.
Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.
'Tis the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain, you have waked me too soon, I must slumber again.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
The hardest work of all is to do nothing.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.
He that is doing nothing is seldom in need of helpers.
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.