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#1. History's political and economic power structures have always abhorred 'idle people' as potential troublemakers. Yet nature never abhors seemingly idle trees, grass, snails, coral reefs, and clouds in the sky. - Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Idle People quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#2. Fashion is nothing more than the temporary custom of rich and idle people who make it their principal business to study the external elegance of life. - Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Idle People quotes by Philip Gilbert Hamerton
#3. SAUNTERING, which word is beautifully derived "from idle people who roved about the country, in the Middle Ages, and asked charity, under pretense of going a la Sainte Terre," to the Holy Land, till the children exclaimed, "There goes a Sainte-Terrer," a Saunterer, a Holy-Lander. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
Idle People quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#4. A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people. - Author: Walter Bagehot
Idle People quotes by Walter Bagehot
#5. No "natural" resource is more precious and to be used more wisely than time. These mortal moments matter more than we know. There are no idle hours; there are only idle people. In true righteousness there is serenity, but there is an array of reminders that the "sacred present" is packed with possibilities which are slipping by us, which are going away from us each moment. - Author: Neal A. Maxwell
Idle People quotes by Neal A. Maxwell
#6. for your lords are readier to feed idle people than to take care of the sick; and often the heir is not able to keep together so great a family as his predecessor did. - Author: Thomas More
Idle People quotes by Thomas More
#7. Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time. - Author: Renata Adler
Idle People quotes by Renata Adler
#8. Painters are not in any way unsociable through pride, but either because they find few pursuits equal to painting, or in order not to corrupt themselves with the useless conversation of idle people, and debase the intellect from the lofty imaginations in which they are always absorbed. - Author: Michelangelo
Idle People quotes by Michelangelo
#9. There is not a thing on the face of the earth that I abhor so much as idleness or idle people. - Author: George Whitefield
Idle People quotes by George Whitefield
#10. Nobody read books, but women, parsons and idle people. - Author: H.G.Wells
Idle People quotes by H.G.Wells
#11. [Chess] is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
Idle People quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#12. The best lesson from the myths of Newton and Archimedes is to work passionately but to take breaks. Sitting under trees and relaxing in baths lets the mind wander and frees the subconscious to do work on our behalf. Freeman Dyson, a world-class physi- cist and author, agrees: "I think it's very important to be idle...people who keep themselves busy all the time are generally not creative. So I am not ashamed of being idle. - Author: Scott Berkun
Idle People quotes by Scott Berkun
#13. In the morning, people have a plan for that day. Hardworking people think of what they will do during the day, and idle people on what they should do. - Author: Eraldo Banovac
Idle People quotes by Eraldo Banovac
#14. Passing: the righteous, fair-skinned Nephites, led by Nephi, and their bitter adversaries, the Lamanites, as the followers of Laman were known. The Lamanites were "an idle people, full of mischief and subtlety," whose behavior was so annoying to God that He cursed the whole lot of them with dark skin to punish them for their impiety. - Author: Jon Krakauer
Idle People quotes by Jon Krakauer
#15. I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks, who had a genius, so to speak, for sauntering; which word is beautifully derived "from idle people who roved about the country, in the middle ages, and asked charity, under pretence of going à la sainte terre" - to the holy land, till the children exclaimed, "There goes a sainte-terrer", a saunterer - a holy-lander. They who never go to the holy land in their walks, as they pretend, are indeed mere idlers and vagabonds, but they who do go there are saunterers in the good sense, such as I mean. Some, however, would derive the word from sans terre, without land or a home, which, therefore, in the good sense, will mean, having no particular home, but equally at home everywhere. For this is the secret of successful sauntering. He who sits still in a house all the time may be the greatest vagrant of all, but the Saunterer, in the good sense, is no more vagrant than the meandering river, which is all the while sedulously seeking the shortest course to the sea. But I prefer the first, which indeed is the most probable derivation. For every walk is a sort of crusade, preached by some Peter the Hermit (1) in us, to go forth and reconquer this holy land from the hands of the Infidels. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
Idle People quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#16. but though idle people might call it work, working people would call it play. - Author: Thomas Hardy
Idle People quotes by Thomas Hardy
#17. So, when I write a piece of fiction I select my characters and settings and so on because they have a bearing, at least to me, on the old unanswerable philosophical questions. And as I spin out the action, I'm always very concerned with springing discoveries
actual philosophical discoveries. But at the same time I'm concerned
and finally more concerned
with what the discoveries do to the character who makes them, and to the people around him. It's that that makes me not really a philosopher, but a novelist. - Author: John Gardner
Idle People quotes by John Gardner
#18. People should cool down a little bit and not look at the people in the other party as enemies. - Author: Joe Lieberman
Idle People quotes by Joe Lieberman
#19. People do terrible things. People do beautiful things. It's against the black backdrop of evil that the shining light of good shows the brightest. We can't just focus on the darkness of the night, or we'll miss out on the stars. - Author: Wendy Mills
Idle People quotes by Wendy Mills
#20. People are more concerned about the economy then these ridiculous concerns as to gender inequity in society, as manifested in marriages, in the mental health system, and then in literature. - Author: Kate Zambreno
Idle People quotes by Kate Zambreno
#21. When a big event happens, people turn on to CNN, not only because they know there will be people there covering an event on the ground, but because they know we're going to cover it in a way that's non-partisan, that's not left or right. - Author: Anderson Cooper
Idle People quotes by Anderson Cooper
#22. It was easy to laugh at Fascism when we imagined that it was based on hysterical nationalism, because it seemed obvious that the Fascist states, each regarding itself as the chosen people and patriotic contra mundum, would clash with one another. But nothing of the kind is happening. Fascism is now an international movement, which means not only that the Fascist nations can combine for purposes of loot, but that they are groping, perhaps only half consciously as yet, towards a world-system. For the vision of the totalitarian state there is being substituted the vision of the totalitarian world. - Author: George Orwell
Idle People quotes by George Orwell
#23. I don't want to be a director, or to have responsibility for hundreds of people. - Author: Zoe Wanamaker
Idle People quotes by Zoe Wanamaker
#24. I was in way too deep. I was cut in so many places that I felt like I was bleeding out from every part of my body. Being outside and watching people live their normal lives took me out of my head, but the minute I stepped back into the apartment, I was muted inside. No words, no actions, no me. - Unsettled - Author: Alisa Mullen
Idle People quotes by Alisa Mullen
#25. And always, if he had a little money, a man could get drunk. The hard edges gone, and the warmth. Then there was no loneliness, for a man could people his brain with friends, and he could find his enemies and destroy them. - Author: John Steinbeck
Idle People quotes by John Steinbeck
#26. Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you're afraid of what the dreams might bring.
Run, even when it feels like you can't run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience---you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don't live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started. - Author: Alysha Speer
Idle People quotes by Alysha Speer
#27. Alice's razor-thin blond hair is what people in Santo Domingo call bueno, but I don't understand how that kind of hair can be good. It doesn't move at all, or ripple like the water in Boca Chica when I throw shells at it. - Author: Raquel Cepeda
Idle People quotes by Raquel Cepeda
#28. The best test of whether you really have a servant's heart is how you react when people treat you like one. - Author: Andy Piercy
Idle People quotes by Andy Piercy
#29. Explosive emotional reaction out of all proportion to the occasion. Why? Why this unreasonable anger at the sight of others who are happy or content, this growing contempt for people and the desire to hurt them? - Author: Truman Capote
Idle People quotes by Truman Capote
#30. The existence of the corporation, as we have it with us today, was never dreamed of by the fathers . . .The corporation of today has invaded every department of business, and it's powerful but invisible hand is felt in almost all activities of life . . . The effect of this change upon the American people is radical and rapid.

The individual is fast disappearing as a business factor and in his stead is this new device, the modern corporation . . . The influence of this change upon character cannot be overestimated. The businessman at one time gave his individuality, stamped his mental and moral characteristics upon the business he conducted . . .

Today the business once transacted by individuals in every community is in the control of corporations, and many of the men who once conducted an independent business are gathered into the organization, and all personal identity, and all individualities lost. - Author: Robert Marion La Follette
Idle People quotes by Robert Marion La Follette
#31. I've photographed just about everyone in the world. But what I hope to do is photograph people of accomplishment, not celebrity, and help define the difference once again. - Author: Richard Avedon
Idle People quotes by Richard Avedon
#32. The general manager is kind of like the step into darkness when you reach the top of the league. As GM, you're responsible for everything, including the maitre d's and the sommeliers - all these people who have their own agendas. But you probably make less than the maitre d' and have a lot more work and a lot more headaches. - Author: Joe Bastianich
Idle People quotes by Joe Bastianich
#33. In Ukraine's cities - Kharkiv, Kiev, Stalino, Dnipropetrovsk - hundreds of thousands of people waited each day for a simple loaf of bread. In Kharkiv, the republic's capital, Jones saw a new sort of misery. People appeared at two o'clock in the morning to queue in front of shops that did not open until seven. On an average day forty thousand people would wait for bread. Those in line were so desperate to keep their places that they would cling to the belts of those immediately in front of them. Some were so weak from hunger that they could not stand without the ballast of strangers. The waiting lasted all day, and sometimes for two. Pregnant women and maimed war veterans had lost their right to buy out of turn, and had to wait in line with the rest if they wanted to eat. Somewhere in line a woman would wail, and the moaning would echo up and down the line, so that the whole group of thousands sounded like a single animal with an elemental fear. - Author: Timothy Snyder
Idle People quotes by Timothy Snyder
#34. Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. - Author: Ansel Adams
Idle People quotes by Ansel Adams
#35. There are more than 200,000 people in Maputo who are nothing more than parasites. - Author: Samora Machel
Idle People quotes by Samora Machel
#36. That she had seen the magazines we receive from home and that it was very clear to her that black people did not truly admire blackskinned black people like herself, and especially did not admire blackskinned black women. They bleach their faces, she said. They fry their hair. They try to look naked. - Author: Alice Walker
Idle People quotes by Alice Walker
#37. I think most people settle for what is safe at least once at some point in their lives, but a person who suffers from anxiety or depression will almost always run away from goals, dreams, and new life adventures to avoid the possibility of feeling anything new and somewhat scary. It is better to live with the known than face the unknown. - Author: Carian Cole
Idle People quotes by Carian Cole
#38. We cannot deal with people like human beings, we cannot deal with them on the high level of true humanity, unless we really know their origin-who they are. God tells man who he is. God tells us that He created man in His image. So man is something wonderful. - Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Idle People quotes by Francis A. Schaeffer
#39. Corazon smiled at him. "You know how your mother keeps her Christmas card list? How she sends to people who send her one, and that list gets longer and longer every year?
- "Yeah," Jack muttered. "I have to lick the damn stamps."
-Watch your mouth," Cora reprimanded. "See love's like that. Once you give it, even by accident, you're on that list forever. - Author: Jodi Picoult
Idle People quotes by Jodi Picoult
#40. And there you sit, atop the smoking mountain of rubble that was once your home, covered in gray dust, cradling the mangled corpse of your little girl in your arms, looking south to a Mexican people who, in solidarity with you, have stopped riding Uber. - Author: Brian Huskie
Idle People quotes by Brian Huskie
#41. People who have been backed into a corner will do anything to fight their way to the center again. - Author: Jodi Picoult
Idle People quotes by Jodi Picoult
#42. If people really don't want ads, they can go find their information however it is they want. It's a free world on that matter. - Author: Carol Bartz
Idle People quotes by Carol Bartz
#43. The overall view of the human genome project has been one of great excitement and positive press, but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable, and they are frightened of things they don't understand. - Author: Thomas R. Cech
Idle People quotes by Thomas R. Cech
#44. We can look you in the eye and talk to you about life, heart, love rock'n'roll, whatever, but we do not have the moral authority to tell people how to vote or what to do with their bodies. We are just a rock band. - Author: Billy Corgan
Idle People quotes by Billy Corgan
#45. We're about one hundred times richer than the poorest billion people in the world, and we can do several hundred times more to help them than we can to help others in the rich countries we live in. - Author: William MacAskill
Idle People quotes by William MacAskill
#46. Safe gender is being who and what we want to be when we
want to be that, with no threat of censure or violence.
Safe gender is going as far in any direction as we wish,
With no threat to our health, or anyone else's.
Safe gender is not being pressured into passing, not
Having to lie, not having to hide.
Sane gender is asking questions about gender - talking
To people who do gender, and opening up about our
Gender histories and our gender desires.
Sane gender is probably very, very funny.
Consensual gender is respecting each others' definition
Of gender, and respecting the wishes of some to be alone,
And respecting the intentions of others to be inclusive in
Their own time.
Consensual gender is non-violent in that it doesn't force
Its way in on anyone.
Consensual gender opens its arms and welcomes all
People as gender outcasts - whoever is willing to admit it. - Author: Kate Bornstein
Idle People quotes by Kate Bornstein
#47. There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told, and the ones who figure it out all by themselves. - Author: Tom Clancy
Idle People quotes by Tom Clancy
#48. A lot of people think I must be weird because of the films I've done. I get that. - Author: Paul Dano
Idle People quotes by Paul Dano
#49. I would sing to my Beanie Babies, and I sort of created this alternate universe where I was famous, and there were thousands of people that I was singing to. - Author: Mary Lambert
Idle People quotes by Mary Lambert
#50. Some people like to look at pictures of themselves before they lost weight. I don't particularly care for that. Whenever I was overweight, it was a very sad time in my life. - Author: Richard Simmons
Idle People quotes by Richard Simmons
#51. People in Muzaffarnagar have a peculiar way of talking and walking. All over the India, an alert person can easily identify a person belonging to Muzaffarnagar. - Author: Shiv Sangal
Idle People quotes by Shiv Sangal
#52. Culture was now largely a matter of how to keep people harmlessly distracted when they were not working. - Author: Terry Eagleton
Idle People quotes by Terry Eagleton
#53. I'm just trying to choose interesting, quirky projects or things with interesting directors or just movies that have a lot of people I like attached to them so I know I'm going to have a good time. - Author: Douglas Booth
Idle People quotes by Douglas Booth
#54. I think great songs can come from anywhere and you constantly have to be able to look out for those. I think a lot of the times people will try too hard to write everything themselves and therefor miss out on great songs that way. - Author: Jason Aldean
Idle People quotes by Jason Aldean
#55. Religion should lay more emphasis on our relationship with people - Author: Sunday Adelaja
Idle People quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#56. God is no stranger to strangers or to strange people. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Idle People quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#57. Money don't change you, it changes the people around you. - Author: Bow Wow
Idle People quotes by Bow Wow
#58. Now I'm old ... maybe I'm still an eccentric hippie. There's a wonderful freedom in the eccentricity - you can go places, you can be wacky, and you don't have to be constrained. I think that's why people are eccentric - eccentricity is a weapon ... and it's great! - Author: Sylvester McCoy
Idle People quotes by Sylvester McCoy
#59. I was tired of working in an office and I wanted to make a living telling stories. There are not many people who find a way to do this. - Author: Nick Antosca
Idle People quotes by Nick Antosca
#60. We [Panthers] have not said much about the homosexual at all, but we must relate to the homosexual movement because it is a real thing. And I know through reading, and through my life experience and observations that homosexuals are not given freedom and liberty by anyone in the society. They might be the most oppressed people in the society. - Author: Huey Newton
Idle People quotes by Huey Newton
#61. Oh, some of us "loved" her. The Maginot Line. And Cholly loved her. I'm sure he did. He, at any rate, was the one who loved her enough to touch her, envelope her, give something of her filled the matrix of her agony with death. Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, stupid people love stupidly, but the love of a free man is never safe. There is no gift for the beloved. The lover alone possesses his gift of love. The loved one is shorn, neutralized, frozen in the glare of the lover's inward eye. - Author: Toni Morrison
Idle People quotes by Toni Morrison
#62. Imperialism will not last long because it always does evil things. It persists in grooming and supporting reactionaries in all countries who are against the people, it has forcibly seized many colonies and semi-colonies and many military bases, and it threatens the peace with atomic war. Thus, forced by imperialism to do so, more than 90 per cent of the people of the world are rising or will rise in struggle against it. Yet, imperialism is still alive, still running amuck in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In the West imperialism is still oppressing the people at home. This situation must change. It is the task of the people of the whole world to put an end to the aggression and oppression perpetrated by imperialism, and chiefly by U.S. imperialism. - Author: Mao Zedong
Idle People quotes by Mao Zedong
#63. When you realize that people treat you according to how they see themselves rather than how you really are, you are less likely to be affected by their behavior. - Author: John C. Maxwell
Idle People quotes by John C. Maxwell
#64. My motivation was an idea of being able to improve the conditions of life, to try to find a remedy to many of the problems facing the world. That's what led me into economics. I saw it as a way of helping people. - Author: Maurice Allais
Idle People quotes by Maurice Allais
#65. Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery? - Author: Ahmad Ardalan
Idle People quotes by Ahmad Ardalan

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