Go to the fish, you sluggard (Basil of Caesarea)

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A fish traverses so many seas to find some advantage; what do you say who pass your life in idleness? And idleness is the beginning of evildoing. Let no one allege ignorance.

Basil of Caesarea, On the Hexaemeron (379), 7.5 in Saint Basil’s Exegetic Homilies, trans. Agnes Clare Way in The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation, Volume 46 (Washington DC, 1963), p. 113.
 
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