65 Laziness Quotes On Success In Life

These laziness quotes will inspire you. Laziness is a disinclination to activity or exertion despite having the ability to act or to exert oneself. It is often used as a pejorative; terms for a person seen to be lazy include “couch potato”, “slacker”, and “bludger”.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging laziness quotes, laziness sayings, and laziness proverbs.

Best Laziness Quotes

  1. “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” ~ Bill Gates
  2. “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” ~ Anne Frank
  3. “There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  4. “Laziness is the mother of all evils.” ~ Sophocles
  5. “Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes it.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  6. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  7. “Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” ~ Jules Renard
  8. “Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains” ~ Sir Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet
  9. “Work is not a shame. Laziness is a shame.” ~ Hesiod
  10. “It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  11. “There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.” ~ Franz Kafka
  12. “The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  13. “Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  14. “Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  15. “Those who do the least themselves are always the severest critics upon the noble achievements of others.” ~ Elias Lyman Magoon

  16. “A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  17. “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do day after tomorrow just as well.” ~ Mark Twain
  18. “Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.” ~ Kingsley Amis
  19. “Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.” ~ Leslie Nielsen
  20. “A loafer always has the correct time.” ~ Kin Hubbard

  21. “Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  22. “It is the just doom of laziness and gluttony to be inactive without ease and drowsy without tranquility.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  23. “Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.” ~ Jimmy Lyons
  24. “There will be sleeping enough in the grave.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  25. “Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all things easy.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  26. “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.” ~ Lord Chesterfield , Laziness quotes & procrastination
  27. “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
  28. “Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  29. “The only menace is inertia.” ~ Saint-John Perse
  30. “To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  31. “Flee laziness which while it produces an immediate delight, ends in the sorrow of repentance. And know that nature without exercise is a seed shut up in the pod, and art without practice is nothing.” ~ Pietro Aretino
  32. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor but without folly.” ~ Jim Rohn
  33. “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
  34. “If you are idle, you are on the road to ruin; and there are few stopping-places upon it. It is rather a precipice than a road” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  35. “Work is the law of the modern world, which has no place for lazy people.” ~ Mihai Eminescu

  36. “A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.” ~ Cyril Connolly
  37. “Lazy people tend not to take chances, but express themselves by tearing down other’s work.” ~ Ann Rule
  38. “Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst.” ~ Campbell Scott
  39. “The pursuit of greatness means that laziness has no place in your life.” ~ Pat Conroy
  40. “Fanatic is often the name given to people of action by people who are lazy.” ~ Bryant H. McGill

  41. “I like the word “indolence.” It makes my laziness seem classy.” ~ Bernard Williams
  42. “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.” ~ Helena Rubinstein
  43. “Idleness leads to relaxation, sooner or later bringing about ideological and material corruption, accompanied by lack of discipline, anarchy chaos and defeat.” ~ Samora Machel
  44. “Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.” ~ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  45. “Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  46. “…so 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
  47. “Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort, will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.” ~ Grenville Kleiser
  48. “The lazy are always wanting to do something.” ~ Luc de Clapiers
  49. “I’m barely prolific and incredibly lazy.” ~ Tom Petty
  50. “Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.” ~ James Cash Penney

  51. “I have seen slower people than I am and more deliberate… and even quieter, and more listless, and lazier people than I am. But they were dead.” ~ Mark Twain
  52. “I know. I’m lazy. But I made myself a New Years’ resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have ’til December, right?” ~ Catherine O’Hara
  53. “Fatalism is the lazy man’s way of accepting the inevitable.” ~ Natalie Clifford Barney
  54. “We have produced a world of contented bodies and discontented minds.” ~ Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  55. “There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy.” ~ Annie Leibovitz

  56. “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
  57. “There’s much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness, you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world’s probably a better place for it.” ~ Douglas Coupland
  58. “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
  59. “Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover either for grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much-cherished aspect of academic freedom.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  60. “You can’t imagine what a pleasure this complete laziness is to me: not a thought in my brain- you might send a ball rolling through it!” ~ Leo Tolstoy

  61. “Like most people, I can be lazy, so it’s nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I’m outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer.” ~ Viggo Mortensen
  62. “Nothing ages like laziness.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  63. “Runaway from laziness; work hard. Touch intuition and listen to the heart, not marketing directors. Dream.” ~ Alber Elbaz
  64. “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” ~ Sam Ewing
  65. “People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.” ~ Tony Robbins

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