Most 'scruciating idle.
Just So Stories, "How the Camel Got His Hump" (1902)
Absence of occupation is not rest. A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.william cowper
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.jerome k. jerome
If you are idle, you are on the road to ruin; and there are few stopping places upon it. It is rather a precipice than a road.
At ease in a world in which my Lord was such a sufferer!
The idle man is the devil's cushion.
An idle man has a constant tendency to torpidity. He has adopted the Indian maxim that it is better to walk than to run, and better to stand than to walk, and better to sit than to stand, and better to lie than to sit. He hugs himself into the notion, that God calls him to be quiet.
Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle.
I am not the only one that condemns the idle; for once when I was going to give our minister a pretty long list of the sins of one of our people that he was asking after, I began with, "He's dreadfully lazy." "That's enough," said the old gentleman; " all sorts of sins are in that one."
The lazy are always wanting to do something.