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The devil tempts some, but an idle man tempts the devil.
English proverb

A good borrower is a lazy payer.
Russian proverb

Idleness is the devil's workshop.
German proverb

Two horses were carrying two loads. The front horse went well, but the rear horse was lazy.
The men began to pile the rear horse's load on the front horse; when they had transferred it
all, the rear horse found it easy going, and he said to the front horse: "Toil and sweat! The
more you try, the more you have to suffer." When they reached the tavern, the owner said:
"Why should I fodder two horses when I carry all on one? I had better give the one all the
food it wants, and cut the throat of the other; at least I shall have the hide." And so he did.
Leo Tolstoy

The lazy work twice as much.
Mexican proverb

A lazy beauty is fit only for the dunghill.
Hawaiian proverb

As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.
Benjamin Franklin

Laziness goes so slowly that poverty overtakes it.
Dutch proverb

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Laziness likes to justify itself for not doing anything because it cannot do everything.
Jewish proverb

If you're overweight by 80 pounds, you're gonna hate my guts for this or I'm gonna change
your life, one of the two... if you're overweight by 80 pounds, at the bottom of all that is not
just a disease that might be responsible for your overweight, but the truth underneath the
disease is this: You're freakin' lazy! Go walk, go run, go work out, get the weight off! Your life
depends on it. America, quit being lazy! Quit being a fatso! Quit being a drug addict! Quit
doing the things that aren't good for you and start doing the things that are.
Grant Cardone

A lazy youth, a lousy age.
American proverb

Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.

I should have suspected my husband was lazy. On our wedding day, his mother told me: "I'm
not losing a son; I'm gaining a couch."
Phyllis Diller

Luck and laziness go hand in hand.
Irish proverb

Courage is a habit. Courage is a form of discipline. It's taking a certain action even though
you feel like doing something else. The difference here is that courage involves acting against
fear, whereas discipline involves acting against laziness or fatigue.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

The lazy are not fed on honey.
Arabic proverb

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

Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.

Much reading after a certain age diverts the mind from its creative pursuits. Any man who
reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking, just as the
man who spends too much time in the theaters is apt to be content with living vicariously
instead of living his own life.
Albert Einstein

Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
Kin Hubbard

I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?
Ronald Reagan

Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy or stupid. Those are the things that
happen when you don't have a plan.
Larry Winget

I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government
and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking
shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.
Barack Obama

A diligent mother, a lazy daughter.
Portugese proverb

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day,
listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no
means waste of time.
John Lubbock

Laziness is a load.
Irish proverb

I don't like Bush. I don't trust him. I don't like his record. He's stupid. He's lazy.

I call tennis "the lazy man's game" now. Guys rely on giant serves and huge groundstrokes,
but little thought, strategy, or passion goes into it - or so it seems. That's largely why no
one truly dominates the sport now. There's loads of talent out there - just look at players
such as Lleyton Hewitt, Gustavo Kuerten, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Marat Safin. But does
anybody have the fire of Connors, the dedication of Lendl, or the physical presence of Borg?
Not that I'm aware of, at least not yet.
John McEnroe, 2002

Sloth is the beginning of vice.
Dutch proverb

History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent
times, but out of trial and confusion.
Gerald R. Ford

Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
Albert Camus

There's still so much more to do. I can't sit back and be complacent, and none of us should
be. I get around now in a wheelchair, but I get around.
Elizabeth Taylor, 2005

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