27 Quotes About Idleness

  • "Don't Just Do Something: Stand There. Don't Just Stand There: Do Something."

    - Albert Mohler
    Topics: Idleness, Service


  • "Let your sleep be necessary and healthful, not idle and expensive of time beyond the needs and conveniences of nature; and sometimes be curious to see the preparation the sun makes when he is coming forth from his chambers in the east."

    - Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Life, Idleness


  • "I would neither have you be idle in duties - nor make an idol of duties."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Idleness, Idolatry


  • "Idleness is the devil's best friend. It is the surest way to give him an opportunity of doing us some harm. An idle mind is like an open door, and if Satan does not come through it himself, it is certain he will throw something in to arouse bad thoughts in us."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Idleness


  • "Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness-the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected."

    - George Macdonald
    Topics: Idleness, Work, Idleness


  • "Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do."

    - Isaac Watts
    Topics: Idleness, Satan


  • "The devil visits idle men with his temptations. God visits industrious men with His favors."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Idleness, Temptation


  • "It is impossible for any Christian who spends the bulk of his evenings, month after month, week upon week, day in and day out watching the major TV networks or contemporary videos to have a Christian mind. This is always true of all Christians in every situation! A Biblical mental program cannot coexist with worldly programming."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Idleness, Worldliness


  • "Avoid idleness, and fill up all the spaces of thy time with severe and useful employment; for lust easily creeps in at those emptinesses where the soul is unemployed and the body is at ease; for no easy, healthful, idle person was ever chaste if he could be tempted; but of all employments, bodily labor is the most useful, and of the greatest benefit for driving away the Devil."

    - Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Idleness, Lust, Work


  • "There is not a thing on the face of the earth that I abhor so much as idleness or idle people."

    - George Whitefield
    Topics: Idleness


  • "Debt is the secret foe of thrift, as vice and idleness are its open enemies."

    - James H. Aughey
    Topics: Finances, Idleness


  • "Idleness gives great advantage to the tempter. Standing waters gather filth."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Idleness


  • "Idleness is the burial of a living man."

    - Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Idleness


  • "In idleness there is a perpetual despair."

    - Thomas Carlyle
    Topics: idleness


  • "It is not that doing nothing is of itself so wicked; it is the opportunity it affords to evil and empty thoughts; it is the wide door it opens for Satan to throw in the seeds of bad things; it is this which is mainly to be feared."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Idleness



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