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The wise does at once what the fool does at last. Baltasar Gracián y Morales

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Never put off today what you can put off tomorrow.

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Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count. Dr. Robert Anthony

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He who awaits much can expect little. Gabriel García Márquez

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Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis

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If the mass of people hesitate to act, strike with swiftly and with boldness, the brave heart that understands and seizes opportunity can everything. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

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All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.

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There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks. David Lloyd George

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln

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How soon not now, becomes never. Martin Luther

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He who hesitates is last. Mae West

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Someday is not a day of the week.

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Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Thomas Jefferson

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I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.

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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. Mark Twain

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We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. Seneca the Younger

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The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow

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Manana is often the busiest day of the week.

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Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven. Andrew Young

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He who hesitates is a damned fool. Mae West

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Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. Benjamin Franklin

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Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. Wayne Dyer

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He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner. Benjamin Franklin

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Elijah went before the people and said, How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him. But the people said nothing. -- 1 Kings 18:21

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Don't put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today. Josh Billings

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Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

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Nothing was ever done so systematically as nothing is being done now. Woodrow Wilson

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Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. Edward Young

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In delay there lies no plenty. William Shakespeare

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Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends. William Shakespeare

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Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy. Denis Waitley

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Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow. Woodrow Wilson

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Begin to weave and God will give the thread.

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If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.

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The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things. Jorge Luis Borges

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If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem... break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time. Robert Collier

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Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. Miguel de Cervantes

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When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not hesitate. Dag Hammarskjöld

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Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. Napoleon Hill

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To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead. Og Mandino

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Tear thyself from delay. Horace

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Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement. Henry Miller

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If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done. Norman Vincent Peale

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He who begins and does not finish loves their pains.

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We hate delays by others, but sometimes it makes us wise.

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One of these days, is none of these days.

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In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.

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All delay is helpful, but it does produce wisdom. Publilius Syrus