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Sloth

Aversion to work or exertion; laziness; indolence.




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"Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright."
Benjamin Franklin

"Out of passions grow opinions; mental sloth lets these rigidify into convictions"
Friedrich Nietzsche

"Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves."
Ovid

"To spend too much time in studies is sloth."
Francis Bacon

"We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty."
Marcus Fabius Quintilian

"That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided."
Horace

"Nine-tenths of the miseries and vices of mankind proceed from idleness."
Thomas Carlyle

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