Laziness quotes page 2
The devil tempts some, but an idle man tempts the devil.
A good borrower is a lazy payer.
Idleness is the devil's workshop.
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.
The lazy work twice as much.
A lazy beauty is fit only for the dunghill.
As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.
Laziness goes so slowly that poverty overtakes it.
Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a
Laziness likes to justify itself for not doing anything because it cannot do everything.
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.
A lazy youth, a lousy age.
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."
Luck and laziness go hand in hand.
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.
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.
Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?
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.
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.
A diligent mother, a lazy daughter.
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.
Laziness is a load.
I don't like Bush. I don't trust him. I don't like his record. He's stupid. He's
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.
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.
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