Quotes 1 till 9 of 9.
English poet 1731-1800+1
Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
English writer 1709-1784+1
Sir, I do not call a gamester a dishonest man; but I call him an unsociable man, an unprofitable man. Gaming is a mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good.
American actress 1923-19850
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.
English playwright and poet 1564-16160
O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!
James Fenimore Cooper
American writer 1789-18510
Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
English poet 1792-18220
Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep - he hath awakened from the dream of life - 'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife.
The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.
There are interesting forms of difficulty, and there are unprofitable forms of difficulty. I mean, I enjoy some difficult poetry, but some of it is impenetrable and I actually wouldn't want to penetrate it if I could, perhaps.
Ursula K. Le Guin
American author 1929-0
When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.