Malingering: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations MalingeringNeurosis has an absolute genius for malingering. There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly. If it is capable of deceiving the doctor, how should it fail to deceive the patient?ndash;Marcel ProustMalingering ndash; ShirkEvery day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.ndash;Mary CholmondeleyThe images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life.ndash;Carl JungOld age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.ndash;Somerset MaughamWhen I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.ndash;Somerset Maugham Use in Literature MalingeringThe unfortunate malingerers allowed themselves to be crushed rather than stir; they perished in silence, smiling at their extinguished fires, without a thought of France.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Adieu (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).He is a malignant sort of simpleton, and though all the while joking in clumsy sympathy he supervises the evacuation of quarters with a sharp eye for the evasive malingerer.ndash;Henri Barbusse in Under Fire.What would be idleness in another is for him a storing of forces; what in an ordinary man would be malingering and procrastination, is for the writer the repose necessary to allow his energies to concentrate themselves upon his chosen work.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in The Altar Fire.Nor could I endure to be a malingerer.ndash;Andrew Lang in A Monk of Fife.But, within limits, they may loaf and malinger, and, as scabs, are exceeded by the machine, which never loafs and malingers and which is the ideally perfect scab.ndash;Jack London in War of the Classes.I never malingered when pulling on a rope, for I knew the eagle eyes of my forecastle mates were squinting for just such evidences of my inferiority.ndash;Jack London in The Human Drift.
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