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Letter "I" » idly
«When anger spreads through the breath, guard thy tongue from barking idly»
«The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded in the air»
«We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.»
Author: Earl Nightingale
, in service
«Under yonder beech-tree single on the greensward, / Couched with her arms behind her golden head, / Knees and tresses folded to slip and ripple idly, / Lies my young love sleeping in the shade.»
«We've traveled too far, and our momentum has taken over; we move idly towards eternity, without possibility of reprieve or hope of explanation»
«He that spends a Groat a day idly, spends idly above 6 l. a year, which is the Price of using 100 l.»
«We were wise indeed, could we discern truly the signs of our own time; and by knowledge of its wants and advantages, wisely adjust our own position in it. Let us, instead of gazing idly into the obscure distance, look calmly around us, for a little, on the perplexed scene where we stand. Perhaps, on a more serious inspection, something of its perplexity will disappear, some of its distinctive characters and deeper tendencies more clearly reveal themselves; whereby our own relations to it, our own true aims and endeavors in it, may also become clearer.»
Author: Thomas Carlyle
, of our own
«Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?»
«As in a theatre, the eyes of men, after a well-graced actor leaves the stage, are idly bent on him that enters next.»