Procrastination Quotes

Best selected procrastination quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These procrastination quotes will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. Wayne Dyer

How soon not now, becomes never. Martin Luther

He who awaits much can expect little. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. ~Earl of Chesterfield

No age or time of life, no position or circumstance, has a monopoly on success. Any age is the right age to start doing! Ralph Gerard

He who hesitates is a damned fool. Mae West

Elijah went before the people and said, How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him. But the people said nothing. [1 Kings 18:21] Bible

Someday is not a day of the week. ~Author Unknown

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph. Haile Selassie

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven. Andrew Young

He who hesitates is probably right. Bogovich

You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. Benjamin Franklin

Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing! Donald Gardner

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible. ~George Claude Lorimer

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times. Lord Acton

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. ~C. Northcote Parkinson

Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all. ~Mignon McLaughlin

He who begins and does not finish loves their pains. Proverb

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done. Aaron Burr

Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow! Gloria Pitzer

I do my work at the same time each day - the last minute. ~Author Unknown

Begin to weave and God will give the thread. German Proverb

Don't wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it. Frank C. Bucaro

He who hesitates is last. Mae West

During a very busy life I have often been asked, ''How did you manage to do it all?'' The answer is very simple. It is because I did everything promptly. Richard Tangye

Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow. ~Gerald Vaughan

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. Napoleon Hill

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Thomas Jefferson

I've been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren't fall chores, after all. ~Robert Brault

If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything. Bible

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on. Robert Byrne

Delay is the deadliest form of denial. C. Northcote Parkinson

Tear thyself from delay. Horace

The wise does at once what the fool does at last. Baltasar Gracian

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season. Mary Todd Lincoln

To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead. Og Mandino

Never put off today what you can put off tomorrow. Spanish Proverb

Procrastination is opportunity's assassin. ~Victor Kiam

When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not hesitate. Dag Hammarskjold

Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy. Denis Waitley

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform. ~Edward Young

It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish. J. R. Tolkien

Eventually, time takes care of everything. The trouble with procrastination is that people give up on it too soon. ~Robert Brault

The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started. Dawson Trotman

You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate. ~Author Unknown

If the mass of people hesitate to act, strike with swiftly and with boldness, the brave heart that understands and seizes opportunity can everything. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

In delay there lies no plenty. William Shakespeare

All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date. Anonymous

I remember reading somewhere about an organization called procrastinators anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting. Anonymous

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

The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things. Jorge Luis Borges

In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved. Samuel Butler

If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done. ~Author Unknown

Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you're only screwing yourself. ~Author unknown

Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count. Dr. Robert Anthony

Nothing was ever done so systematically as nothing is being done now. Woodrow T. Wilson

The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work. W. Edwards Deming

Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement. Henry Miller

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. Miguel De Cervantes

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. ~Mark Twain

Manana is often the busiest day of the week. Spanish Proverb

Don't put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today. Josh Billings

Procrastination is the thief of time. ~Edward Young

Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations. Charles Richter

Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. Ivan Turgenev

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks. David Lloyd George

The best way to get something done is to begin. ~Author Unknown

Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D. Eisenhower

We hate delays by others, but sometimes it makes us wise. Proverb

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ~Olin Miller

One of these days, is none of these days. Proverb

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible. George H. Lonmer

Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. Edward Young

There are those of us who are always about to live. We are waiting until things change, until there is more time, until we are less tired, until we get a promotion, until we settle down -- until, until, until. It always seems as if there is some major event that must occur in our lives before we begin living. George Sheehan

Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow. Woodrow T. Wilson

Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends. William Shakespeare

If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done. Norman Vincent Peale

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln

There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back. ~Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back. ~Charles Kingsley

We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. Seneca

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ~Don Marquis

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. ~Eva Young

If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem... break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time. Robert Collier

The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow. Anonymous

He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner. Benjamin Franklin

All delay is helpful, but it does produce wisdom. Publilius Syrus

When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating. Marcelene Cox

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