Saturday, August 3, 2013


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy.  ~Bob Hope

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.  ~David Dunham

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

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.  ~Mark Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The present generation, wearied by its chimerical efforts, relapses into complete indolence.  Its condition is that of a man who has only fallen asleep towards morning: first of all come great dreams, then a feeling of laziness, and finally a witty or clever excuse for remaining in bed.  ~Søren Kierkegaard

Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away. - Paul Terry

We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work - Thomas A. Edison

“I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. - Agatha Christie

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy. - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Mostly, I could tell, I made him feel uncomfortable. He didn't understand me, and he was sort of holding it against me. I felt the urge to reassure him that I was like everybody else, just like everybody else. But really there wasn't much point, and I gave up the idea out of laziness. - Albert Camus

Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do - Elbert Hubbard

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 was trained to turn loneliness into laziness.- Bill Callahan

Hoping to get a head start on the next day, I eat breakfast the night before. That way I can sleep in until two in the afternoon. 
- Jarod Kintz

Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him. - Benjamin  Franklin

I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air -- or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be. Under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.- Arthur Conan Doyle

I had a lot of ambition for love, but I decided it was time to stop being needy. Now that I'm lazy I've never been more successful. - Bauvard

“Laziness acknowledges the relation of the present to the past but ignores its relation to the future; impatience acknowledge its relation to the future but ignores its relation to the past; neither the lazy nor the impatient man, that is, accepts the present instant in its full reality and so cannot love his neighbour completely. - W.H. Auden

The problem with procrastination is it’s been around since the beginning of time it seems.- Stephen Richards

We revel in the laxness of the path we take.- Charles Baudelaire

I’m not a very good sleeper. But you know what ? I’m willing to put in a few extra hours every day to get better. That’s just the kind of hard worker I am. - Jarod Kintz

Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things. - Robert A. Heinlein

If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there's no way around doing the work it takes to get you there. - Joyce Chapman

The worst mistake a writer can make is to assume everyone has an imagination. - Andrew  McEwan

Habitual procrastinators will readily testify to all the lost opportunities, missed deadlines, failed relationships and even monetary losses incurred just because of one nasty habit of putting things off until it is often too late. - Stephen Richards

Both teachers and learners go to sleep at their post as soon as there is no enemy in the field. - John Stuart Mill much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty, and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon society than the others.- Eleanor Roosevelt

Procrastination is not Laziness", I tell him. "It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself. - Julia Cameron

We have better relationships with those who truly seek us rather than those sitting on the couch watching us move mountains trying to prove ourselves.- Criss Jami

 Because there is no challenge, there is no reason to work hard. And with no reason to work hard, we all have become lazy. Lazy people are like cancer. They spread. Before you know it, the entire country is destroyed.- Tahir Shah

The laziness level of a society can be understood from the size of their stomach.- M.F. Moonzaier

I'm not sure what is worse, a closed mind or a closed book.- Anthony Liccione

The taste of your life depends on the spices you used to brew it. Add laziness to it and it becomes bitter as the bile; put a cube of good attitudes into it and you will lick your lips more and more due to its sweet taste. - Israelmore Ayivor

His idleness was his refuge, and in this he was like many others in [occupied] France in that period; laziness became political.- Iain Pears

Laziness is a luxurious mindset that I can not afford to own.- Nakia R. Laushaul

God protect me from the lazy, selfish and ungrateful.- Habeeb Akande

I'm a lazy man. With lazy dreams. I need Tai to wake me up, make me vibrate, irritate me. I need my angry woman, my unforgiving friend. - Ursula K. Le Guin

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

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

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

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

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

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

By doing nothing we learn to do ill.- Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

Our minds are as much given to laziness as our bodies. - La Rochefoucauld

Laziness prevents more crimes than morality. - Abraham Miller

Idleness buries a man alive. - John Thornton

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Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless. - Hosea Ballou

The Devil often finds work for them who find none for themselves. - Benjamin Whichcite

The only menace is inertia. - St. John Perse

I’m barely prolific and incredibly lazy.- Tom Petty

Procrastination is suicide on the installment plan. - Anonymous

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It is better to be idle than employed in ill. - Norman MacDonald

There are individuals who have never done anything for Jesus Christ, and I have no doubt there are preachers as well, who have never done anything for the God Almighty. - Billy Sunday

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. - Robert H. Schuller

Some people are at the top of the ladder, some are in the middle, still more are at the bottom, and a whole lot more don't even know there is a ladder. - Robert H. Schuller

If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen. - Desiderius Erasmus

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