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Quotations about Laziness


Laziness, often considered a vice, is a state of inactivity or a reluctance to exert effort. While it's typically viewed negatively, some see it as a chance for rest and rejuvenation, or even as a driver of innovation, pushing us to find easier, more efficient ways to do things. However, left unchecked, it can lead to missed opportunities, unfulfilled potential, and personal dissatisfaction.

The following collection of quotations offers a diverse exploration of the concept of laziness. These words of wisdom come from various perspectives, including those of psychologists studying human motivation, successful individuals reflecting on the dangers of inaction, and even humorists offering a light-hearted take on the topic. These quotations discuss the impact of laziness on personal growth, productivity, and overall life satisfaction.

These witty quotations invite you to reflect on your own relationship with laziness, challenging you to confront complacency and motivate yourself to action. Whether you're someone fighting the lure of laziness, a motivational coach, or simply interested in understanding this universal aspect of human behavior, these funny quotations provide a well-rounded perspective on the multi-faceted phenomenon of laziness.

quotations about laziness

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired." Jules Renard (French novelist and dramatist, 1864-1910)

"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave." Benjamin Franklin (American politician, inventor, and scientist, 1706-90)

I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness *seem classy.*go away.*disappear.* Bernard Williams (English moral philosopher, 1929-2003)

"Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence." James Cash Penney (American businessman, 1875-1971)

"There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves." Jane Austen (English novelist, 1775-1817)

"Probably 90 percent of our life decisions are powered by *the twin engines*the traits*the Devil's calling* of inertia and laziness." A. J. Jacobs (American author, 1968-)

"Laziness has many disguises. Soon winter doldrums will become spring fever." Bernard Williams (English moral philosopher, 1929-2003)

"The trouble with *living alone*marriage*Sundays* is that it's always my turn to do the dishes." Anon

"I'm not running away from hard work, I'm too lazy to run." Anon

"Doing nothing is very hard to never know when you're finished." Leslie Nielsen (American actor, 1926-2010)

"My biggest fear about becoming a *zombie*senator*postman* is all the walking that I'd have to do." Anon

"Every morning I do 10 sit-ups, to hit the snooze button on my alarm clock." Anon

"I'm not lazy. I'm on energy-saving mode." Anon

"If there were an award for laziness, I would send someone to pick it up for me." Anon

"I'm lazy. But it's a lazy person who invented *the wheel*the TV*the lightbulb* because they didn't like carrying things." Lech Walesa (Polish statesman, 1943-)

"I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it." Bill Gates (American computer entrepreneur, 1955-)

"Lazy people always work harder than anyone else; they're so eager to get through and lie down again." Dagmar Godowsky (American silent film actress, 1897-1975)

"The lazier a man is, the more *he plans to do*thinks about*leaves until* tomorrow." Norwegian Proverb

"Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes it." Benjamin Franklin (American politician, inventor, and scientist, 1706-90)

"Laziness means more *work*sleep*money* in the long run." C. S. Lewis (English literary scholar, 1898-1963)

"Do not call procrastination laziness. Call it fear." Julia Cameron (American playwright, 1948-)

"If I am doing nothing, I like to be doing nothing to some purpose. That is what leisure means." Alan Bennett (English dramatist and actor, 1934-)

"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do." Jerome K. Jerome (English writer, 1859-1927)

"My son has taken up *meditation.*karate.*hill-walking.* It's better than sitting doing nothing." Max Kauffman (American artist, 1981-)

"I'm burning the midday oil!" Ronald Reagan (American Republican statesman, 1911-2004) responding to an accusation of laziness

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