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Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

An idle life and a holy heart is a contradiction.

    Author: Thomas Brooks

Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do.

    Author: Isaac Watts

Idleness tempts the devil to tempt.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

I would neither have you be idle in duties - nor make an idol of duties.

    Author: William Secker
    Source: The Consistent Christian, 1660.

A true faith in Jesus Christ will not suffer us to be idle. No, it is an active, lively, restless principle; it fills the heart, so that it cannot be easy till it is doing something for Jesus Christ.

    Author: George Whitefield

There is not a thing on the face of the earth that I abhor so much as idleness or idle people.

    Author: George Whitefield
    Source: Christian History, Issue 3.

Idleness gives great advantage to the tempter. Standing waters gather filth.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Source: Commentary, 2 Samuel 11:2.

The devil visits idle men with his temptations. God visits industrious men with His favors.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Source: Commentary, 1 Sam. 6:13.

In idleness there is a perpetual despair.

    Author: Thomas Carlyle

The most likely man to go to hell is the man who has nothing to do on earth. Idle people tempt the devil to tempt them.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon

Idleness is the devil's best friend. It is the surest way to give him an opportunity of doing us some harm. An idle mind is like an open door, and if Satan does not come through it himself, it is certain he will throw something in to arouse bad thoughts in us.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: The Duties of Parents.

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