Laziness Proverbs

Sayings about Laziness

To try and fail is not laziness. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverbs

Poverty is an older daughter of laziness. ~ Senegalese Proverbs

Lazy people have no spare time. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Sloth is the beginning of vice. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Lazy men get active when it’s time to sleep. ~ German Proverbs

Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death. ~ Jewish Proverbs

A lazy tailor finds his thread too long. ~ Greek Proverbs

Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy. ~ German Proverb

The lazy one is pregnant in the sowing season. ~ Burundi Proverbs

The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow. ~ Norwegian Proverbs

The lazy sweat when they eat and complain of the cold when they work. ~ Finnish Proverbs

A lazy thief is better than a lazy servant. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Hell is paved with good intentions, and roofed with lost opportunities. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

A lazy messenger is not short of excuses. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A lazy youth, a lousy age. ~ Traditional Proverb

A busy mother makes slothful daughters. ~ Portuguese Proverb

A lazy boy and a warm bed are difficult to part. ~ Danish Proverbs

Blame is a lazy man’s wages. ~ Danish Proverb

Sloth is the key to poverty. ~ Traditional Proverb

Offer the lazy an egg, and they’ll want you to peel it for them. ~ Lithuanian Proverbs

The lazy man who goes to borrow a spade says, “I hope I will not find one.” . ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Lazy people are always eager to be doing something. ~ French Proverbs

If a man will not work, he shall not eat. ~ Bible

Some men are so lazy they won’t even feed themselves. ~ Bible

For lazy people it is always party time. ~ Greek Proverbs

If you continue to contaminate your own home, you will eventually suffocate in your own waste. ~ Native American Proverb

A slothful man is a beggar’s brother. ~ Scottish Proverb

It is better to sit down than to stand, it is better to lie down than to sit, but death is the best of all. ~ Indian Proverbs

A young man idle, an old man needy. ~ English Proverbs

Quotations about Laziness

The biggest sin is sitting on your ass. ~ Florynce Kennedy

I like the word “indolence.” It makes my laziness seem classy. ~ Bern Williams

The lazy man aims at nothing, and generally hits it. ~James Ellis

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps. ~ Herbert Prochnov

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. ~ Ambrose Bierce

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

People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy. ~ Bob Hope

Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

I do nothing, granted. But I see the hours pass–which is better than trying to fill them. ~ Emile M. Cioran

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. ~ Charlie McCarthy

Humanity is constitutionally lazy. ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland

We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service. ~ Bernard Mandeville

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. ~ Anne Frank

The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked. ~ Napoleon Hill

We have so many labor-saving devices today that we go broke keeping them repaired. Everything is easier, but requires greater maintenance. ~ Lorne Sanny

Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to have an early start. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

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

Talkers are no good doers. ~ William Shakespeare

I’m afraid of being lazy and complacent. I’m afraid of taking myself too seriously. ~ Barbara Hershey

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. ~ Jules Renard

It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance? ~ Ronald Reagan

I need so much time for doing nothing that I have no time for work. ~ Pierre Reverdy

By too much sitting still, the body becomes unhealthy; and soon the mind. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you wish at once to do nothing and be respectable nowadays, the best pretext is to be at work on some profound study. ~ Sir Leslie Stephen

The idle always have a mind to do something. ~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I’m barely prolific and incredibly lazy. ~ Tom Petty

Good luck is a lazy man’s estimate of a worker’s success. ~ Author Unknown

Laziness breeds humors of the blood. ~ Claudius Galen

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he starts out, have condemned himself to second-rate thoughts, and to second-rate friends. ~ Cyril Connolly

Every man is as lazy as he dares to be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A lazy hand is no argument of a contented beast. ~ Thomas Fuller

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something. ~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

Laziness is a good deal like money,–the more a man has of it, the more he seems to want. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

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

The Myth Of Laziness: How Kids – and Parents – Can Become More Productive. ~ Book preview

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