George Borrow Quote

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.


Lavengro: The Scholar--the Gypsy--the Priest (ed. 1851)

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It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary...

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It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary...

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It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary...

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It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary...