Quotes on Laziness and on Being Lazy

Quotes on Laziness

What is laziness?
It is the unwillingness to act, spend energy and effort, and the tendency to be idle, rather than active. A lazy person is unwilling to take action, and tends to postpone tasks that seem difficult or uncomfortable.

On this page, you will find a collection of quotes on laziness and the importance of overcoming it, collected from various sources.

Quotes on Laziness

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.” –Lord Chesterfield

“Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails.” –Robert Half

“Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.” –Thomas a Kempis

“Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort, will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.” –Grenville Kleiser

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

“Periods of inactivity, I don’t know such things. I’m consistently writing. My life is busy. It always is. There are hardly any moments for self-indulgent laziness.” –John Lydon

“When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.” –Walter Annenberg

“A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he starts out, have condemned himself to second-rate thoughts, and to second-rate friends.” –Cyril Connolly

“Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do.” –Elbert Hubbard

“If you wait for the mango fruits to fall, you’d be wasting your time while others are learning how to climb the tree.” –Michael Bassey Johnson

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“Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.” –Walter Chrysler

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

“The lazy will always attribute genius to some ‘inspiration’ that comes for mere waiting. –”Will Durant

“The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest.” –Albert Einstein

“You don’t get lucky while sitting in the sofa with arms crossed doing nothing. You can be lucky only when you are prepared.” –Nesta Jojoe Erskine

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“You are only as lazy or lacking in willpower as you think you are.” –Ken Christian

“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.” –Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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

“Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails.” –Robert Half

“Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.” –Voltaire

“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.” –Sir Thomas Buxton

“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” –Mark Twain

“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” –Bill Gates

“Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort, will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.” –Grenville Kleiser

“Laziness erodes a person of his enthusiasm and energy. As a result the person loses all opportunities and finally becomes dejected and frustrated. The worst thing is that he stops believing in himself.” –Sam Veda

“The only time a lazy man ever succeeds is when he tries to do nothing.” –Evan Esar

“Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.” –Mahatma Gandhi

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas A. Edison

“Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.” –James Cash Penney

“Don’t yield to that alluring witch, laziness, or else be prepared to surrender all that you have won in your better moments.” –Horace

“It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.” –George Henry Borrow

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