"Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness"
- Ambrose Bierce
About this Quote
This quote by Ambrose Bierce is referring to a convent, which is a religious community of women who have dedicated their lives to God. The quote suggests that a convent is a place of retreat for women who wish to have the leisure to contemplate the sin of idleness. This implies that the women in the convent are seeking to lead a life of contemplation and prayer, away from the distractions of the outside world. The quote also suggests that the women in the convent are aware of the dangers of idleness and are actively seeking to avoid it. This could be interpreted as a warning to those who are not in the convent, to be mindful of the dangers of idleness and to strive to lead a life of purpose and productivity.
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