15+ 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

Idle hands are the devil’s playthings. — Benjamin Franklin

In works of labour or of skillI would be busy too:For Satan finds some mischief stillFor idle hands to do. — Isaac Watts

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

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

Old Flossie settle down on the other side of What-the-Dickens and dragged some handiwork out of a sack. She armed herself with two thorns shaped into knitting needles. A wodge of curlicued metallic scrubbing pad supplied the threat. ‘I knit handcuffs as a hobby,’ explained Old Flossie happily, and set to work. ‘Idle hands get up to no good, so I like to be prepared in case I meet up with any idle hands. — Gregory Maguire

There are moments in life when a man retreats defensively, when he must give ground, when he must surrender less important positions in order to protect the more important ones. But should it come to the very last, the most important one, at this point a man must halt and stand firm if he doesn’t want to begin life all over again with idle hands and a feeling of being shipwrecked. — Milan Kundera

Idle hands make fretful minds. — Shelley Shepard Gray

The people who are unemployed want to do the work, but the system is such a catastrophic failure that it cannot bring together idle hands and work. This is all hailed as a great success, and it is a great success – for a very small sector of the population. — Noam Chomsky

Jewels, lies, slips of paper, dried flowers, memories of thing long past, useless quotations, idle hands, beads, buttons, and mischief. — Holly Black

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

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

Therefore with idle hands and head I sit In late December before the fire’s daze Punished by crimes of which I would be quit. — Allen Tate

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

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

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