50 insightful Quotes about Laziness and how to work it out

Quots on how to not be lazy

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

Anne Frank, German-Dutch Diarist

Laziness is the mother of all evils.

Sophocles, Ancient Greek Poet

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

Charles Spurgeon, English Particular Baptist Preacher

Laziness is nothing more than the habit to rest before you get tired.

Jules Renard, French Poet, Novelist & Playwright

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes it.

Benjamin Franklin, American Statesman & Scientist

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do day after tomorrow just as well.

Mark Twain, American Writer

Doing nothing is very hard. You never know when you are finished.

Leslie Nielsen, American Actor

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

Benjamin Franklin, American Statesman & Scientist

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.

Benjamin Franklin, American Statesman & Scientist

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.

Franz Kafka, Austrian-Czech Writer

I never work just to work. It’s some combination of laziness and self-respect.

Harold Ramis, American Actor & Scriptwriter

+++Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference. Being busy is a form of mental laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.

Tim Ferris, American Author

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.

Walter Annenberg, American Diplomat & Philanthropist

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Russian Composer

Laziness will stop your progress in your spiritual practice. 

Renuka Singh, Indian Politician

Laziness is the fear of forthcoming work.

Immanuel Kant, German Poet

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom. 

Walter Annenberg, US- American Diplomat & Philantrophist

I never work just to work. It’s some combination of laziness and self-respect. 

Harold Ramis, American Actor & Director

The lazy man claims he is too heavy for light work and too light for heavy work. 

Evan Esar, American Humorist

You are only as lazy or lacking in willpower as you think you are.

Ken Christian, American Psychologist & Entrepreneur

You make name for yourself when you overcome pain, weakness, laziness and ignorance.

Sunday Adelaja, Nigerian Pastor

Run away from laziness; work hard. Touch intuition and listen to the heart, not marketing directors. Dream.

Albor Elbas, Israeli Fashion Designer

Ignorance is a matter of laziness, indifference, and apathy. 

Tom Tancredo, US-American Politician

I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.

Denzel Washington, US-American Actor & Director

Laziness: the proclivity to rest without getting work done before.

Immanuel Kant, German Poet

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Philip Earlope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

I like the word ‘indolence’. It makes my laziness seem classy.

Bernard Williams, British Philosoph

Laziness isn’t merely a physical phenomenon,about being a couch potato,stuffing your face with fries and watching cricket all day. It’s a mental thing, too, and that’s the part I have never aspired for.

Shah Rukh Khan, Indian Actor

Run away from laziness; work hard. Touch intuition and listen to the heart, not marketing directors. Dream.

Alber Elbaz, Israeli Designer

After laziness follows illness.

German Proverb

Laziness grows on people it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains.

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Irish Politician & Philantrophist

Lazy people want to do everything at once.

Chinese Proverb

Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

Cyril Parkinson, British Historian

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