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reckless, especially in the use of material resources

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careless of the future

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These dynamics can take the form of overt infighting for the family's resources, or more subtly, incentives for thriftless, extravagant, and wasteful lifestyles.
18 As we have seen, these bodies had in common a desire to house the striving, industrious poor, all the while maintaining a strict distinction between them and their idle, thriftless, and mendicant brethren.
Jehoiakim, a thriftless ruler, spent money building a lavish palace instead of bettering public welfare (Jer.
society allows the diseased, the racially negligent, the thriftless, the careless, the feeble-minded, the lowest and very worst members of the community, to produce innumerable tens of thousands of stunted, warped and inferior infants.
In character and temperament, the typical African of this race-type is a happy, thriftless, excitable person.
Although much blame for the crisis was put on thriftless government spending (including supposedly too generous spending on social security and public welfare) in public discourse, as a matter of fact public finances in most of today's crisis countries (with Greece and Italy as major exceptions) were broadly okay before the outbreak of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and deteriorated after its outbreak.
When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's proud livery, so gaz'd on now, Will-be a totter'd weed, of small worth held: Then being ask'd where all thy beauty lies, Where all the treasure of thy lusty days: To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes, Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise, How much more praise deserv'd thy beauty's use, If thou couldst answer, This fair child of mine Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse, Proving his beauty by succession thine
Where, forever in thy presence, In ecstatic acquiescence Far alike from thriftless learning And ignorance's undiscerning, I may worship and remain
An idle thriftless race of savages cannot be permitted to stand guard at the treasure vaults of the nation" (U.
The public domain has been the transmuting force which has turned the thriftless, unambitious European peasant into the self-reliant Western farmer; it has given a consciousness of freedom even to the dweller in crowded cities, and has been a well-spring of hope even to those who have never thought of taking refuge upon it.
Laws, wisely administered, will secure men in the enjoyment of the fruits of their labour, whether of mind or body, at a comparatively small personal sacrifice; but no laws, however stringent, can make the idle industrious, the thriftless provident or the drunken sober.