„Idleness, which is often becoming and even wise in the bachelor, begins to wear a different aspect when you have a wife to support.“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson, kniha Virginibus Puerisque

Virginibus Puerisque, Ch. 2.
Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881)
Kontext: Times are changed with him who marries; there are no more by-path meadows, where you may innocently linger, but the road lies long and straight and dusty to the grave. Idleness, which is often becoming and even wise in the bachelor, begins to wear a different aspect when you have a wife to support.

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