Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
The greatest natural genius cannot subsist on its own stock: he who resolves never to ransack any mind but his own, will be soon reduced, from mere barrenness, to the poorest of all imitations; he will be obliged to imitate himself, and to repeat what he has before often repeated. When we know the subject designed by such men, it will never be difficult to guess what kind of work is to be produced.joshua reynolds
Such taxes [upon the necessaries of life], when they have grown up to a certain height, are a curse equal to the barrenness of the earth and the inclemency of the heavens; and yet it is in the richest and most industrious countries that they have been most generally imposed. No other countries could support so great a disorder.Adam Smith
There exists a wide spread belief that the same animal (cobra) has power to impart fecundity and remove barrenness.
Sow but one seed of primal evil in the moral soil of a nation, it will grow to be a tree as broad as the sky, to take fruitful- ness from the earth wherein it is rooted, and to cover it instead with barrenness and gloom.
There is but one thing without honour; smitten with eternal barrenness, inability to do or to be: Insincerity, Unbelief.