"A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality."
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"Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills."
"Idleness is an appendix to nobility."
"Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present."
"The life of ease is a difficult pursuit."
"Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect."
"That man is idle who can do something better."
"Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease."
"Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright."
"Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible."
"I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely."
"The way to be nothing is to do nothing."
"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do."
"As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy."
"Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle."
"It is not the hours we put in on the job, it is what we put into the hours that counts."
"Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name."
"The hardest work of all is to do nothing."
"He that is doing nothing is seldom in need of helpers."
"An idle brain is the devil's workshop."
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