Laziness Quotes

Most popular laziness quotes

Our minds are lazier than our bodies.
A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
My ambition is handicapped by my laziness.


What looks like laziness is often exhaustion.
The day will happen whether or not you get up.
Laziness: the habit of resting before fatigue sets in.


What a fearful object a long-neglected duty gets to be!
To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.


Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.


Laziness is nothing more than resting before you get tired.
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

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It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.


Up sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough.
Laziness has many disguises. Soon "winter doldrums" will become "spring fever."
He who is carried on another's back does not appreciate how far off the town is.
— African proverb

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I can do only one thing at a time, but I can avoid doing many things simultaneously.


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

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There is a close correlation between getting up in the morning and getting up in the world.

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A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.


To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.


I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.
If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.

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The safest road to hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.


Friends and neighbours complain that taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.

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