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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Sloth
 
A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom.  Bible.  1
A slothful man is a brother to him who is a great waster.  2
A slothful man never has time.  Italian.  3
A slothful man is a beggar’s brother.  4
Flee, sloth, for the indolence of the soul is the decay of the body.  Cato.  5
Gaudy, slothful people are wasps that eat up the bee’s honey.  6
He that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.  Bible.  7
Sloth is the beginning of vice.  Dutch.  8
Sloth is the key to poverty.  German, Spanish, Portuguese.  9
Sloth is the mother of poverty.  10
Sloth is the nurse of vice and rust of action.  Massinger.  11
Sloth like rust consumes faster than labor wears.  12
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy.  Franklin.  13
Sloth, that destructive siren, is ever to be avoided.  Horace.  14
Sloth turneth the edge of wit.  15
Sloth wears out the body and consumes the mind.  16
 
 
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