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#1. The English, by and large, being a crass and indolent race, were not as keen on burning women as other countries in Europe. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#2. Hope animates the wise, and lures the presumptuous and indolent who repose inconsiderately on her promises. - Author: Luc De Clapiers
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#3. I'm a very spoiled writer. I need to be indolent, to waste a lot of paper. I'm inefficient. - Author: Deborah Eisenberg
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#4. There was more courage in bearing trouble than in escaping from it; the brave and the energetic cling to hope, even in spite of fortune; the cowardly and the indolent are hurried by their fears,' said Plotius Firmus, Roman Praetorian Guard. - Author: Tacitus
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#5. You know that you yourself are not always in the same state. If you are exact today, closely united to God, and a consolation to the whole house, tomorrow you will be out of sorts, indolent, and a source of affliction to others. Then you will need their support, as you have supported them. - Author: Vincent De Paul
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#6. The rich are too indolent, the poor too weak, to bear the insupportable fatigue of thinking. - Author: William Cowper
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#7. If you are fortunate enough to enjoy great success, you should never forget the spirit of the beginner, and not grow indolent and arrogant. - Author: Kentetsu Takamori
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#8. R.I.P. A careless abbreviation of "requiescat in pace", attesting to indolent goodwill to the dead. According to the learned Dr. Drigge, however, the letters originally meant nothing more than "reductus in pulvis". - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#9. Any church that is overly emphasizing the role of miracles is encouraging his members to be indolent. - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#10. And the eye became a body, the murky heart of a rose. The sinister shadow of an orchid. Or the indolent poppy balanced behind the ear of Baudelaire. - Author: Patti Smith
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#11. The fact is, if a young man is naturally indolent, the spur of necessity will drive him but a very little way, while the having enough to live upon is often the means of preserving his self-respect. - Author: James Payn
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#12. She posed as being more indolent than she felt, for fear of finding herself less able than she could wish. - Author: Elizabeth Bowen
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#13. Though you may have known clever men who were indolent, you never knew a great man who was so; and when I hear a young man spoken of as giving promise of great genius, the first question I ask about him always is, Does he work? - Author: John Ruskin
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#14. Equality is. one of the most consummate scoundrels that ever crept from the brain of a political juggler
a fellow who thrusts his hand into the pocket of honest industry or enterprising talent, and squanders their hard-earned profits on profligate idleness or indolent stupidity. - Author: James Kirke Paulding
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#15. What does drunkenness not accomplish? It unlocks secrets, confirms our hopes, urges the indolent into battle, lifts the burden from anxious minds, teaches new arts. - Author: Horace
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#16. Human beings betray their worst failings when they marvel to find that a world ruler is neither foolishly indolent, presumptuous, nor cruel. - Author: Marguerite Yourcenar
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#17. In indolent vacuity of thought. - Author: William Cowper
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#18. Indolent people, whatever taste they may have for society, seek eagerly for pleasure, and find nothing. They have an empty head and seared hearts. - Author: Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
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#19. As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#20. The confirmed prejudices of a thoughtful life are as hard to change as the confirmed habits of an indolent life; and as some must trifle away age because they trifled away youth, others must labor on in a maze of error because they have wandered there too long to find their way out. - Author: Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke
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#21. The negro is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations. - Author: Che Guevara
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#22. Nothing is difficult; it is only we who are indolent. - Author: Benjamin Haydon
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#23. If everyone were not so indolent they would realise that beauty is beauty even when it is irritating and stimulating not only when it is accepted and classic. - Author: Gertrude Stein
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#24. Surprisingly few men are lacking in capacity, but they fail because ... they are too indolent to apply themselves with the seriousness and the attention that is necessary to solve important problems. - Author: Calvin Coolidge
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#25. The greater number of people take their opinions on trust, to avoid the trouble of exercising their own minds, and these indolent beings naturally adhere to the letter, rather than the spirit of a law, divine or human. - Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
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#26. Madame Michel has the elegance of the hedgehog: on the outside she is covered in quills, a real fortress, but my gut feeling is that on the inside, she has the same simple refinement as the hedgehog: a deceptively indolent little creature, fiercely solitary
and terrible elegant. - Author: Muriel Barbery
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#27. The indolent mind is not empty, but full of vermin. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#28. There is large difference between indolent impatience of labor and intellectual impatience of delay, large difference between leaving things unfinished because we have more to do or because we are satisfied with what we have done. - Author: John Ruskin
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#29. It does not pay a man to exist until the age of Methuselah by making his days indolent and useless. The more this is reflected upon, them ore the reflector will desire to undertake meaningful and useful actions, the more they will have lived. - Author: Frederick The Great
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#30. All right-wing antigovernment rage in America bears a racial component, because liberalism is understood, consciously or unconsciously, as the ideology that steals from hard-working, taxpaying whites and gives the spoils to indolent, grasping blacks. - Author: Rick Perlstein
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#31. Indolent, and he was suffering greatly from gout. He abdicated. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#32. An energetic man will succeed where an indolent one would vegetate and inevitably perish. - Author: Jules Verne
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#33. Having despised us, it is not strange that Americans should seek to render us despicable; having enslaved us, it is natural that they should strive to prove us unfit for freedom; having denounced us as indolent, it is not strange that they should cripple our enterprises. - Author: Frederick Douglass
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#34. There are some persons who never succeed from being too indolent to undertake anything; and others who regularly fail, because the instant they find success in their power, they grow indifferent, and give over the attempt. - Author: William Hazlitt
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#35. Opportunity is coy, is swift, is gone, before the slow, the unobservant, the indolent, or the careless can seize her. - Author: Orison Swett Marden
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#36. In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity. - Author: Samuel George Morton
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#37. The obstinacy of the indolent and weak is less conquerable than that of the fiery and bold. - Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
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#38. Life was not given for indolent contemplation and study of self, nor for brooding over emotions of piety: Actions and actions only determine the worth. - Author: Immanuel Hermann Fichte
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#39. The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart. - Author: Anna Julia Cooper
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#40. God's prayer-line is not a wheel of fortune or lottery for the indolent. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#41. That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing. - Author: Pliny The Younger
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#42. In New York, one must collapse to be indolent. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#43. The countless gold of a merry heart, The rubies and pearls of a loving eye, The indolent never can bring to the mart, Nor the secret hoard up in his treasury. - Author: William Blake
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#44. The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat, with an indolent expression and an undulating throat; like an unsuccessful literary man. - Author: Hilaire Belloc
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#45. But time was a beast, a big, indolent immovable beast that wasn't interested in my efforts at hastening it in any direction. - Author: Piper Kerman
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#46. Man like every other animal is by nature indolent. If nothing spurs him on, then he will hardly think, and will behave from habit like an automaton. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#47. Maybe am too much on men, but sincerely, today's man has literally grown indolent in love. He fast falls asleep even before night conversations begin - Author: Francis Otieno
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#48. The procrastinator is not only indolent and weak, but commonly, false, too; most of the weak are false. - Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
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#49. Existence was given us for action, rather than indolent and aimless contemplation; our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel. They greatly mistake who suppose that God cares for no other pursuit than devotion. - Author: Elias Lyman Magoon
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#50. I admire and look up to heroes, but indolent men make the best lovers. - Author: Harriette Wilson
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#51. RICH, adj. Holding in trust and subject to an accounting the property of the indolent, the incompetent, the unthrifty, the envious and the luckless. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#52. Cathy introduced us. Christine stood there inside her smooth skin, warm and indolent, mildly speculative. - Author: John D. MacDonald
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#53. Poverty, labor, and calamity are not without their luxuries, which the rich, the indolent, and the fortunate in vain seek for. - Author: William Hazlitt
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#54. Indolent and unworthy the beggar may be - but that is not your concern: It is better, said Joseph Smith, to feed ten impostors than to run the risk of turning away one honest petition. - Author: Hugh Nibley
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#55. We do not know today whether we are busy or idle. In times when we thought ourselves indolent we have discovered afterward that much was accomplished and much was begun in us. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#56. It is a matter of simple fact that Icelanders have always been notoriously indolent. - Author: Halldor Laxness
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#57. Watch the indolent butterfly playing on the tall flower in the yard and think about the sun going down. It always does you know. - Author: Rod McKuen
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#58. It put our energies to sleep and made visionaries of us - dreamers and indolent ... It is good to begin life poor; it is good to begin life rich - these are wholesome; but to begin it prospectively rich! The man who has not experienced it cannot imagine the curse of it. - Author: Mark Twain
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#59. With care and patience, people may accomplish things which, to an indolent person, would appear impossible. - Author: Dorothea Dix
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#60. An intelligent class can scarce ever be, as a class, vicious, and never, as a class, indolent. The excited mental activity operates as a counterpoise to the stimulus of sense and appetite. - Author: Edward Everett Hale
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#61. Too indolent to bear the toil of writing; I mean of writing well; I say nothing about quantity.
[Lat., Piger scribendi ferre laborem;
Scribendi recte, nam ut multum nil moror.] - Author: Horace
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#62. That is a society editor, sitting there elegantly dressed, with his legs crossed in that indolent way, observing the clothes the ladies wear, so that he can describe them for his paper and make them out finer than they are and get bribes for it and become wealthy. - Author: Mark Twain
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#63. The ***** is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent. - Author: Che Guevara
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#64. As a sex, women are habitually indolent; and every thing tends to make them so. - Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
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#65. Most Americans don't know about environmental problems, because we have in our country a negligent and indolent press. The biggest lie that the right wing holds in our country is that there is such a thing as a liberal media. Americans are getting their news from the right-wing media. - Author: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
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#66. With thunder and heavenly fireworks must one speak to indolent and somnolent senses. But beauty's voice speaketh gently: it appealeth only to the most awakened souls - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#67. The fact is that everyone is much too busily preoccupied with himself to be able to form a serious opinion about another person. The indolent world is all too ready to treat any man with whatever degree of respect corresponds to his own self-confidence. - Author: Thomas Mann
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#68. Not for her the cruel, delicate luxury of choice, the indolent, cat-and-mouse pastimes of the hearth-rug. No Penelope she; she must hunt in the forest. - Author: Evelyn Waugh
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#69. If a man is indolent, let him be poor. If he is drunken, let him be poor ... Also
somewhat inconsistently
blessed are the poor! - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#70. Fearless
the cobweb swings from the ceiling
Indolent Housewife
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#71. It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. - Author: John Philpot Curran
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#72. speckled spiders, indolent and fat with long security, swing idly to and fro in the vibration of the bells, and never loose their hold upon their thread-spun castles in the air, - Author: Charles Dickens
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#73. Strong impulses are but another name for energy. Energy may be turned to bad uses; but more good may always be made of an energetic nature, than of an indolent and impassive one. - Author: John Stuart Mill
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#74. Providence has decreed that those common acquisitions, money, gems, plate, noble mansions, and dominion, should be sometimes bestowed on the indolent and unworthy; but those things which constitute our true riches, and which are properly our own, must be procured by our own labor. - Author: Desiderius Erasmus
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#75. An opera may be allowed to be extravagantly lavish in its decorations, as its only design is to gratify the senses and keep up an indolent attention in the audience. - Author: Joseph Addison
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