Laziness Quotes

Here’s 26 laziness quotes that might just help you snap out of your streak of failure, despondency, and wasting away your life!  Get up, out, & live!

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 (1903-1974)

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

A loafer always has the correct time. -Kin Hubbard (1868-1930)

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. -Jules Renard (1864-1910)

Hell is paved with good intentions, and roofed with lost opportunities. -Portuguese Proverb

Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds. -Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773)

If you ask me which is the real hereditary sin of human nature, do you imagine I shall answer pride, or luxury, or ambition, or egotism? No; I shall say indolence. Who conquers indolence will conquer all the rest. Indeed all good principles must stagnate without mental activity. -Johann Zimmerman

Indolence is the dry rot of even a good mind and a good character; the practical uselessness of both. It is the waste of what might be a happy and useful life. -Tryon Edwards

Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience. -Kin Hubbard (1868-1930)

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 Fowell Buxton

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

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. -Mortimer Caplan

Laziness is the one common deficiency in mankind that blocks the establishment of a perfect world in which everyone leads a happy life. -William Feather

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. -Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Loafing needs no explanation and is its own excuse. -Christopher Morley

Nothing ages like laziness. -Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Sloth, if it has prevented many crimes, has also smothered many virtues. -Charles Caleb Colton

The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow. -Norwegian Proverb

The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked. -Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

The slothful man is the beggar’s brother. -James Kelly

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work. -Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Though you may have known clever men who were indolent, you never knew a great man who was so; and when I hear a young man spoken of as giving promise of great genius, the first question I ask about him always is, “Does he work?” -John Ruskin

Too many young people itch for what they want without scratching for it. -Thomas Taylor

We make a pretext of difficulty to excuse our sloth. -Quintillian

We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service. -Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733)

You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren. -Horace (BC65-8)

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