It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad, and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent, but silence is better than idle words.
He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
The idle always have a mind to do something.
There is a working class - strong and happy - among both rich and poor: there is an idle class - weak, wicked, and miserable - among both rich and poor.
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but chains and whips excite me.
Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.
Look At The Clock When You Are Sitting idle. But Never Look At The Clock When You Are Working.
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
That man is idle who can do something better.
All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
For Satan always finds some mischief still for idle hands to do.
The devil finds work for idle hands.
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.
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
If I'm alone too long I think too much, and I'm not interested in doing that. That won't lead anywhere good, I'm sure. If I'm busy I tend to stay out of trouble. An idle mind is the devil's playground.
When the idle poor become the idle rich, you'll never know just who is who, or which is which.
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