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Quotes on lethargy


Quotes on lethargy. "These guys are just lethargic" — Has your dad ever said it to you, or your mom, or your teacher? If yes, then I am with you! I have also heard this word from my teacher when I was in my 10th standard. It was like annoying to hear this statement repeatedly. But I was unaware of the fact that it has a deep meaning inside! You are lazy, tired, exhausted, or bored, you have to hear this sentence! So, just try to be active, do participate with your friends, family, and other mates. Keep doing physical exercise or just walk down the road. You will be automatically out of this so-called lethargic state and you will obviously haven't to hear this statement ever in your life. However, going through the following quotes on lethargy will surely help you get it!

Quotes on lethargy


1. "The problem with lethargy is that doing nothing validates the fear that nothing can be done." — Bill Crawford

2. "Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves." — William Ellery Channing

3. "Lethargy is the forerunner of death to the public liberty." — Thomas Jefferson

4. "Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat." — Jill Johnson

5. "There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up." — Oscar Wilde

6. "The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms." — Thomas Jefferson

7. "Adversity cleanses the lethargies of man." — Nelson Mandela

8. "Lethargy, bordering on sloth should remain the cornerstone of an investment style."  Warren Buffett

9. "Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul."  Michel de Montaigne


Quotes on lethargy


10. "The nation which reposes on the pillow of political confidence, will sooner or later end its political existence in a deadly lethargy."  James Madison

11. "If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do."  Stephen Fry

12. "Freedom's enemies are waste, lethargy, indifference, immorality, and the insidious attitude of something for nothing."  William Arthur Ward

13. "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms." — Thomas Jefferson

14. "The people cannot be all, and always well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive."  Thomas Jefferson

15. "Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy."  Pope Francis

16. "Here lies interred in the eternity of the past, from whence there is no resurrection for the days - whatever there may be for the dust - the thirty-third year of an ill-spent life, which, after a lingering disease of many months sank into a lethargy, and expired, January 22d, 1821, A.D. leaving a successor inconsolable for the very loss which occasioned its existence."  Lord Byron

17. "People who love only once in their lives are shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom, or their lack of imagination"  Sydney Smith

18. "Hot, dry katabatic winds, like the south foehn in Europe, the sharav in the Middle East, and the Santa Ana of Southern California, are all believed to have a decided effect on human behavior and are associated with such health problems as migraines, depression, lethargy, and moodiness. Some scientists say that this is a myth."  Tim Cahill

19. "Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent."  Virginia Woolf

20. "I'm really clear about what my life mission is now. There's no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I've returned to the athlete I once was. I'm integrating all the parts of me - jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher - and becoming stronger as a result."  Alanis Morissette


Quotes on lethargy


21. "If you know someone who's depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn't a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather."  Stephen Fry

22. "Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failures."  Oscar Wilde

23. "Nature delights in the most plain and simple diet."  Joseph Addison

24. "It's hard to be a friend to someone who's depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do."  Stephen Fry

25. "Drugs age you after mental excitement. Lethargy then. Why? Reaction. A lifetime in a night. Gradually changes your character."  James Joyce

26. "What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination."  Oscar Wilde

27. "What really matters is that we should all of us realize that we are guilty of inhumanity. The horror of this realization should shakes us out of our lethargy so that we can direct our hopes and our intentions to the coming of an era in which war will have no place."  Albert Schweitzer

28. "Ennui and lethargy are waging a war inside me."  Aaron Allston

29. "America is ripe for lies and lethargy. The pure mountain air is going and gone. It is a huge burden and a sadness for us all."  Ralph Steadman


Quotes on lethargy


30. "People are subject to moods, to temptations and fears, lethargy and aberration and ignorance, and the staunchest qualities shift under the stresses and strains of daily life."  Ilka Chase

31. "With union grounded on falsehood and ordering us to speak and act lies, we will not have anything to do. Peace? A brutal lethargy is peaceable; the noisome is peaceable. We hope for a living peace, not a dead one!"  Thomas Carlyle

32. "When I was a teenager, I dreamed of being an opera singer like Maria Callas or a jazz singer like June Christy or Chris Connor, or approaching songs with the kind of mystical lethargy of Billie Holiday, or championing the downtrodden like Lotte Lenya. But I never dreamed of singing in a rock-and-roll band."  Patti Smith

33. "Our minds must relax: they will rise better and keener after rest. Just as you must not force fertile farmland, as uninterrupted productivity will soon exhaust it, so constant effort will sap our mental vigour, while a short period of rest and relaxation will restore our powers. Unremitting effort leads to a kind of mental dullness and lethargy."  Seneca the Younger

34. "[The sea] is the healer and the reviver, it cleanses the cavities of self-disgust and melancholy, of sloth and negation with the salt solution of life. It cures the lethargies of flesh and spirit with the slap and shake of elemental force. It cradles and comforts. Give it trust and it holds you secure; fight it and it kills."  Marya Mannes

35. "Martin in particular concluded that man was born to live either in the convulsions of misery, or in the lethargy of boredom."  Voltaire

36. "Roving dogs do not indicate the civilisation or compassion of the society. They betray on the country the ignorance and lethargy of its members."  Mahatma Gandhi

37. "In romance we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner's foibles in intimate detail; in friendship we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both."  Mariella Frostrup

38. "It was truly an astonishing grassroots explosion, ... The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that it would shake the political establishment out of its lethargy."  Gaylord Nelson

39. "Lethargy bordering on sloth remains the cornerstone of our investment style. The exception was Wells Fargo, a superbly-managed, high-return banking operation in which we increased our ownership to just under 10%, the most we can own without the approval of the Federal Reserve Board."  Warren Buffett




40. "100,000,000 Guinea Pigs sparked a rising wave of consumer indignation. But...it takes a major catastrophe to carry legal and enforcement action over the hump of lethargy and inaction....Today, nearly forty years later, the situation is worse, not better."  John Grant Fuller

41. "How many have gone? How many more to go? The Admiralty is fast asleep and lethargy & inertia are the order of the day. However everybody seems delighted - so there is nothing to be said. No plans, no enterprise, no struggle to aid the general cause. Just sit still on the spacious throne and snooze."  Winston Churchill

42. "Moses warned them [Israelites] that the leading spiritual danger they would face on entering the [promise] land would be forgetting the Lord. What adversity would not do, prosperity and satisfaction could. They were to be on their guard against spiritual lethargy."  Max Anders

43. "The people are not always well-informed, but is better that they have misconceptions that make them restless than that they be lethargic-for lethargy in the people means death for republics."  Thomas Jefferson

44. "Harshness is conquered by gentleness, hatred by love, lethargy by zeal and darkness by light."  Mahatma Gandhi

45. "[The sceptic] must acknowledge, if he will acknowledge any thing, that all human life must perish, were his principles to prevail.All discourse, all action would immediately cease, and men remain in a total lethargy, till the necessities of nature, unsatisfied, put an end to their miserable existence."  David Hume

46. "There is nothing I fear so much as idleness, the want of occupation, inactivity, the lethargy of the faculties; when the body is idle, the spirit suffers painfully."  Charlotte Bronte

47. “When you are unemployed, weekends are seven days long.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

48. “Why do I do anything?' she says. 'I'm educated enough to talk myself out of any plan. To deconstruct any fantasy. Explain away any goal. I'm so smart I can negate any dream.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

49. “The last shall not become the first if the last is lagging behind.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson




50. “Habitual excuses for inactivity indicates little or no interest in what one ought to have done.” ― Itohan Eghide

51. “Some want, to be exempt. They do not want to excel, they do not want to exert. They want to be considered excellent, for desiring to be held exempt, from all accountability.” ― Justin K. McFarlane Beau

52. “The forms are many in which the unchanging seeks relief from its formlessness.” ― Samuel Beckett

53. “To be so vigorous and healthy and yet so nothing.” ― Jonathan Franzen

54. “You do not realize how much incompetence is in the workplace until you become a supervisor.” ― Steven Magee

55. “I can best describe our state as a form of lethargy- an unwillingness to think about what had happened. So we carried on.” ― Daniel Kahneman

56. “I don’t desire anything right now. My desires have frozen in my breast. A lethargy is killing my heart.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis

57. “Rest is the best cure for busy man and work is the best cure for lazy man.” ― Amit Kalantri

58. “Nobody here is lethargic. Some of us merely believe that effervescence is overrated.” ― Rajesh`

59. "I do nothing all day, but I am tired. Lethargy has settled into me. I feel slack and languid. Does this mean I am starting to accept this life?" — David Ely

60. "I returned from the West, and brought home in my nostrils and nerves that benumbing lethargy, imprudent hostility, and arrogant superiority with which the West viewed the fate of Eastern Europe." — Sandor Marai




61. "Lumpy and lazy; I aspired to lethargy. In the second year of university, I missed half my classes just because I couldn't pull myself out of bed." — Victor LaValle

62. "The symptoms of depression, despair or melancholy, and lethargy were considered by the Church the sin of accidia or sloth." — Barbara W. Tuchman

63. "Before it began to open new wounds, the war healed quite a few old ones: it shook us out of our lethargy, our life took on new meaning, we no longer lived without a purpose, eating and sleeping and excreting like animals." — Costas Taktsis

64. "Christianity is the heresy of heresies, the underlying cause of the weakness, lethargy, sickness, and failure of the modern church." — Peter J. Leithart

65. "A wise traveler reaches his goal and rests," he continues. "The wanderer never reaches it, but with great lethargy of mind forever directs his hungry eyes before him." — Rod Dreher

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