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Letter "T" » tedium
«Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.»
Author: Arthur Helps
, self confidence
«Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.»
Author: Philip Guedalla
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«TEDIUM, n. Ennui, the state or condition of one that is bored. Many fanciful derivations of the word have been affirmed, but so high an authority as Father Jape says that it comes from a very obvious source --the first words of the ancient Latin hymn _Te Deum Laudamus_. In this apparently natural derivation there is something that saddens.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, natural state
«Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity.»