41+ Best Idle Hands Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational idle hands quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Idle Hands Quotes

It’s not only idle hands that do the Devil’s work A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not

For Satan always finds some mischief still for idle hands to do Isaac Watts

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all

You should not have idle hands, you should always be working. All your life İvan Bunin                   

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

It is a working man who is a happy man. It is the idle man who is a miserable man Benjamin Franklin

That the Devil finds work for idle hands to do is probably true. But there is a profound difference between leisure and idleness  Henry Ford

Whoever is slack in his work  is a brother to him who destroys

Although it has been said that idle hands are the devil’s workshop, when it comes to teenagers, both idle and active hands are the devil’s workshop Amy Sedaris

For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies

The devil finds work for idle hands to do Better to reign in the hell than serve in heaven. We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free Marcus Tullius Cicero

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain

It is the idle man who is the miserable man Benjamin Franklin

For even when we were with you, we would give you this command If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat

Busy hands achieve more than idle tongues Matshona Dhliwayo

Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man’s envy of his neighbor This also is vanity and a striving after wind

Success has no idle hands; affords no legs at rest Johnnie Dent Jr.

There was no end of all the people, all of whom he led Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him Surely this also is vanity and a striving after wind

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop idle lips are his mouthpiece

   The hand of the diligent will rule,  while the slothful will be put to forced labor                    

You should not have idle hands, you should always be working. All your life Ivan Bunin

For nothing will be impossible with God

You don’t have to die to find the devil, he’ll find you the moment you have too much idle time Grant Cardone

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope

In works of labor or of skill I would be busy too: For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do Isaac Watts

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts With our thoughts, we make the world

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor Victor Hugo

Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself

Busy hands and idle minds have knitted many a sweater; Busy minds and idle hands have knitted many a brow Maryrose Wood

May all beings have happy minds

The devil finds work for idle hands. Bad thoughts find empty heads So he kept his hands busy and his mind occupied Alex North

What you are is what you have been What you’ll be is what you do now

I can’t stand still I find it very difficult to sit around and do nothing I’ve got to have projects on the go because the devil makes work for idle hands I’ve got to be going forward all the time Irvine Welsh

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea

You can bet the rent money that whatever politicians do will end up harming consumers Economic ignorance is to politicians what idle hands are to the devil Both provide the workshop for the creation of evil Walter E. Williams

As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed

It is not true that Satan makes work for idle hands to do; that is just what he doesn’t. Satan should be at hand with all manner of glittering distractions, false but irresistible promises, inducements to reprehensible behavior. Instead of which one is simply offered a choice between overwork and half hearted idleness Anita Brookner

All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind