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- 1Benjamin Franklin
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
- 2Benjamin Franklin
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
- 3Charles Spurgeon
There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.
Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy.
- 5Kin Hubbard
Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
- 6Miguel de Cervantes
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Sloth is the key to poverty.
The sluggard does not plow after the season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing. -- Proverbs 20:4
Some men are so lazy they won't even feed themselves.
- 10Jules Renard
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
- 11Bernard Mandeville
We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service.
- 12Kin Hubbard
A loafer always has the correct time.
- 13Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues
The idle always have a mind to do something.
- 14Napoleon Hill
The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked.
- 15Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues
Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
- 16Cyril Connolly
A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.
A young man idle, an old man needy.
- 18Ambrose Bierce
Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
By doing nothing we learn to do ill.
If a man will not work, he shall not eat.
He also who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys. -- Proverbs 18:9
- 22John Keats
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.
You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
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.
- 25Samuel Johnson
Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes. Observe her labors, sluggard, and be wise.