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A life of leisure and a life of laziness are different things.
American proverb

Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference. Being busy is a form of
laziness - lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.
Tim Ferriss

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
Steven Wright

Idleness is the mother of all vices.
Russian proverb

To be idle is a short road to death and to be dilligent is a way of life.
Foolish people are idle, wise people are dilligent.
Buddha

Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues.
Benjamin Franklin

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.
Salvador Dali

We are made weak both by idleness and distrust of ourselves. Unfortunate, indeed, is he who
suffers from both. If he is a mere individual he becomes nothing; if he is a king he is lost.
Napoleon Bonaparte

They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.
Socrates

Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
Robert A. Heinlein

Idleness is a dangerous breeding ground.
Sir Winston Churchill

Luck is the idol of the idle.
English proverb

Without conscious and deliberate effort, inertia always wins.
Tony Hsieh

What makes the road long is laziness to go.
African proverb, Bemba

Doing less meaningful work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance,
is NOT laziness. This is hard for most to accept, because our culture tends to reward
personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity.
Tim Ferriss

Laziness keeps on and on, but it arrives at poverty.
Arabic proverb

If you receive pay, you cannot sit idle. And if you sit idle, you cannot receive pay.
Jewish proverb

Too many people are too lazy to think. Instead of learning something new, they think the
same thought day in day out.
Robert Kiyosaki

The lazy man is apt to be envious.
Omaha proverb

Three main reasons people are not successful:
They are stupid.
They are lazy.
They don't give a damn.
Larry Winget

Our culture is spoiled. We're given everything and work for nothing. We are endlessly
entertained, placated and told we deserve the best without lifting a finger. Marketing has
conditioned us to believe that there's an intellectual solution or product that can give us
whatever we want without getting off our asses and doing the work ourselves. We're
constantly over-stimulated, whether it be by 250 satellite TV channels, six video game
systems, Blu-Ray movies, pornography or 10,000 MP3s. You've been sold all your life on being
lazy and complacent. Reject the easy environment. Change the environment and change
yourself.
Mark Manson

Determine never to be idle. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do.
Elbert Hubbard

All things are easy to industry, all things difficult to sloth.
Benjamin Franklin

All the brothers should always be intent on good works, for it is written: "Always do
something good so that the devil will find you occupied." And again: "Idleness is the enemy of
the soul." Therefore, the servants of God must always give themselves totally to prayer or to
some good work.
St. Francis of Assisi

Prosperity is the fruit of industry, while idleness begets poverty.
Australian proverb

All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger, but calculating risk and
acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength
to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
Niccolo Machiavelli

People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
Bob Hope

I'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people
who think the world owes them a living.
John Wayne

My ambition is handicapped by laziness.
Charles Bukowski

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals, that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Anthony Robbins

My dog is so lazy. He doesn't chase cars, he just sits on the kerb, taking down license plate
numbers.
Rodney Dangerfield

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