Quotes by indolence

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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    Canadian jurist, writer 1796-1865
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    Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
  • Bernard Williams
    Bernard Williams
    English philosopher 1929-2003
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    I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
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    Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.
  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
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    The great difficulty is first to win a reputation; the next to keep it while you live; and the next to preserve it after you die, when affection and interest are over, and nothing but sterling excellence can preserve your name. Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    The present generation, wearied by its chimerical efforts, relapses into complete indolence. Its condition is that of a man who has only fallen asleep towards morning: first of all come great dreams, then a feeling of laziness, and finally a witty or clever excuse for remaining in bed.
  • Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison
    American novelist, essayist, editor 1931-
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    We mistook violence for passion, indolence for leisure, and thought recklessness was freedom.
    Source: The Bluest Eye (2014) 138
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