Laziness Quotes

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Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The more one has to do, the more he is able to accomplish. Thomas Buxton

Absorption in ease is one of the most reliable signs of present or impending decay. Richard Weaver

If a man will not work, he shall not eat. Bible

What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient. ~Bodie Thoene

Efficiency is intelligent laziness. ~David Dunham

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends. Cyril Connolly

Too many young people itch for what they want without scratching for it. Thomas Taylor

By doing nothing we learn to do ill. Proverb

Sloth is the key to poverty. Proverb

If Joan of Arc could turn the tide of an entire ware before her 18th birthday, you can get out of bed. ~E. Jean Carroll

People that are organized are just too lazy to get up and look for it. ~Author Unknown

If you're coasting, you're either losing momentum or else you're headed downhill. Joan Welsh

Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes. Observe her labors, sluggard, and be wise. Samuel Johnson

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work. Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy. German Proverb

You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren. Horace

The only menace is inertia. St. John Perse

Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man. ~Jimmy Lyons

The idle always have a mind to do something. Marquis De Vauvenargues

That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided. ~Horace

If you're too lazy to start anything, you may get a reputation for patience. ~Author Unknown

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something. Marquis De Vauvenargues

The sluggard does not plow after the season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing. [Proverbs 20:4] Bible

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. ~Charles Dickens

It is better to sit down than to stand, it is better to lie down than to sit, but death is the best of all. Indian Proverb

Some men are so lazy they won't even feed themselves. Bible

A loafer always has the correct time. Kin Hubbard

People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy. ~Bob Hope

The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked. Napoleon Hill

We have produced a world of contented bodies and discontented minds. ~Adam Clayton Powell

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. Jules Renard

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? ~Paul Sweeney

Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience. Kin Hubbard

The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer. ~Henry Clay

It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance? ~Ronald Reagan

My passions are all asleep from my having slumbered till nearly eleven and weakened the animal fiber all over me to a delightful sensation about three degrees on this sight of faintness -- if I had teeth of pearl and the breath of lilies I should call it languor -- but as I am I must call it laziness. In this state of effeminacy the fibers of the brain are relaxed in common with the rest of the body, and to such a happy degree that pleasure has no show of enticement and pain no unbearable frown. Neither poetry, nor ambition, nor love have any alertness of countenance as they pass by me. John Keats
We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service. Bernard Mandeville

I like the word "indolence." It makes my laziness seem classy. ~Bern Williams

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. Benjamin Franklin

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps. ~Herbert Prochnov

He also who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys. [Proverbs 18:9] Bible

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork. ~Milton Friedman

I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy. Tom Petty

Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. Ambrose Bierce

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. ~Charlie McCarthy

The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow. Norwegian Proverb

We have so many labor-saving devices today that we go broke keeping them repaired. Everything is easier, but requires greater maintenance. Lorne Sanny

I slip from workaholic to bum real easy. ~Matthew Broderick

Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish. Miguel De Cervantes

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. ~Jules Renard

It is easier to mend neglect than to quicken love. ~Saint Jerome

A young man idle, an old man needy. English Proverb

The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to encourage in others. ~Oscar Wilde

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. Benjamin Franklin

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