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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
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Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. Benjamin Franklin
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Sloth is the key to poverty.
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Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy.
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We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service. Bernard Mandeville
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A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. Benjamin Franklin
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Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues
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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.
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Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish. Miguel de Cervantes
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Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. Ambrose Bierce
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The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked. Napoleon Hill
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A young man idle, an old man needy.
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By doing nothing we learn to do ill.
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There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work. Charles Spurgeon
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Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. Jules Renard
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The sluggard does not plow after the season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing. -- Proverbs 20:4
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Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes. Observe her labors, sluggard, and be wise. Samuel Johnson
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A loafer always has the correct time. Kin Hubbard
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Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience. Kin Hubbard
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He also who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys. -- Proverbs 18:9
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Some men are so lazy they won't even feed themselves.
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The idle always have a mind to do something. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues
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My passions are all asleep from my having slumbered till nearly eleven and weakened the animal fiber all over me to a delightful sensation about three degrees on this sight of faintness -- if I had teeth of pearl and the breath of lilies I should call it languor -- but as I am I must call it laziness. In this state of effeminacy the fibers of the brain are relaxed in common with the rest of the body, and to such a happy degree that pleasure has no show of enticement and pain no unbearable frown. Neither poetry, nor ambition, nor love have any alertness of countenance as they pass by me. John Keats
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If a man will not work, he shall not eat.
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You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren. Horace