Idleness as such is by no means a root of evil; on the contrary, it is truly a divine life, if one is not bored.

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Original Citation

Kierkegaard, Soren [published as Victor Eremita]. Enten-Eller [Either/Or]. Vol. 1, Copenhagen: University bookshop, 1843.

Current Citation

Kierkegaard, Soren. Either/Or: A Fragment of Life, translated by Alistair Hanny. Penguin Classics, 1992, pt. 1.