Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.william hazlitt
Indolence is heaven ’s ally here, And energy the child of hell : The Good Man pouring from his pitcher clear But brims the poisoned well.Herman Melville
Not Indolence but congenial work is man's Divinely allotted portion.joseph h. hertz
Given a man full of faith, you will have a man tenacious in purpose, absorbed in one grand object, simple in his motives, in whom selfishness has been driven out by the power of a mightier love, and Indolence stirred into unwearied energy.alexander maclaren
If the mind is wearied by study, or the body worn with sickness,It is well to lie fallow for a while, in the vacancy of sheer amusement ;But when thou prosprest in health, and thine intellect can soar untired,To seek uninstructive pleasure is to slumber on the couch of Indolence.martin farquhar tupper
Where is the boundary for the single individual in his concrete existence between what is lack of will and what is lack of ability; what is Indolence and earthly selfishness and what is the limitation of finitude? For an existing person, when is the period of preparation over, when this question will not arise again in all its initial, troubled severity; when is the time in existence that is indeed a preparation? Let all the dialecticians convene-they will not be able to decide this for a particular individual in concreto .
There are two sorts of content; one is connected with exertion, the other with habits of Indolence. The first is a virtue; the other, a vice.
I will tell you what to hate. Hate hypocrisy, hate cant, hate Indolence, oppression, injustice; hate Pharisaism; hate them as Christ hated them with a deep, living, godlike hatred.
When you and I are inclined to nestle down in Indolence and self indulgence. God "stirs up our nests" and bids us fly upward.
During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and Indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.james madison
Indolence is the worst enemy that the church has to encounter. Men sleep around her altar, stretching themselves on beds of ease, or sit idly with folded hands looking lazily out on fields white for the harvest, but where no sickle rings against the wheat.frederic dan huntington
Venerate four characters: the sanguine who has checked volatility and the rage for pleasure; the choleric who has subdued passion and pride; the phlegmatic emerged from Indolence; and the melancholy who has dismissed avarice, suspicion and asperity.johann kaspar lavater