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Laziness Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Laziness are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Motivational Values

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

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism,
displacing incompetence.
- Kingsley Amis

I never work just to work.
It's some combination of laziness and self-respect.
- Harold Ramis

 

Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure.
But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
- Robert Half

I like the word 'indolence'.
It makes my laziness seem classy.
- Bern Williams

The three chief virtues of a programmer are:
Laziness,
Impatience and Hubris.
- Larry Wall


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Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
- Sam Keen

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

Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
- Miguel de Cervantes

I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given.
I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
- Denzel Washington

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.
- James Cash Penney

Hard work - I mean, does anybody use that term anymore? Laziness doesn't fly.
It's all in the practice.
It does take work and it ain't easy -
but man,
the rewards!
- Susan Powter

Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort,
will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.
- Grenville Kleiser

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

Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others.
Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to.
Physical sloth can be heavenly.
- Elizabeth Hurley

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we
tie ourselves into knots of boredom.
- Walter Annenberg

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man -
the airplane,
the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence,
but speaks volumes about his laziness.
- Mark Kennedy

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
- Jules Renard

My block was due to two overlapping factors:
laziness and lack of discipline.
- Mary Garden

Know the true value of time; snatch,
seize,
and enjoy every moment of it.
No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination:
never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
- Lord Chesterfield

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention.
Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness,
possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
- Agatha Christie

For example, I was discussing the use of email and
how impersonal it can be,
how people will now email someone across the room rather
than go and talk to them.
But I don't think this is laziness, I think it is a
conscious decision people are making to save time.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis,
the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion -
these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work.
But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and
is associated somehow with laziness.
- Jerome Bruner

Much literary criticism comes from people for whom
extreme specialization is a cover for either grave
cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness,
the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable.
However, they who aim at it, and persevere,
will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness
and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
- Lord Chesterfield

There's much to be said for feeling numb.
Time passes more quickly.
You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness,
you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world's probably a better place for it.
- Doug Coupland

In reality, everyone is good in bed.
Close eyes.
Shutdown brain.
Pause as necessary.
Restart brain.
Open eyes.
What's there to not be good at? Bed is the one place
where laziness is rewarded.
- John Dobbin

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

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Rules are mostly made to be broken
and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.
- Douglas MacArthur

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

I get quite lazy about cooking because when I come
back from work it is the last thing I want to do,
really is spend loads of time cooking.
- Prince William

I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy.
- Tom Petty

I believe welfare makes you lazy and unproductive.
- Charles Evers

An industrious sinner I much prefer to a lazy saint.
- Sophie Kerr

I was too lazy to start a whole new story,
so I just stuck a princess into the story I was working on...
and The Princess Diaries was born!
- Meg Cabot

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

I was a personality before I became a person -
I am simple,
complex, generous, selfish, unattractive,
beautiful, lazy and driven.
- Barbra Streisand

Acting is easier - writing is more creative.
The lazy man vies with the industrious.
- William Shatner

We were playing popular music, but we were doing our
own arrangements because we were too lazy to sit down
and figure out the originals.
- Tommy Shaw

Much of my work has come from being lazy.
- John Backus

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.
- Helena Rubinstein

You get used to being lazy doing films,
but classical theatre's going to finish me off.
- Michael Gambon

To be honest with you, a lot of directors can be very lazy.
- Samantha Morton

Basically, what happened was, I had moved out to Los Angeles,
I was pretty damn lazy and I put on some pounds.
- Jason Biggs

Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos.
- Doug Coupland

Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think
and talk better than to read or write;
who,
however, wrote much and well, but too often by rote.
- William Hazlitt

The paintings may communicate even better because people
are lazy and they can look at a painting with less
effort than they can read a poem.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I think of myself as a very lazy author.
- Neil Gaiman

Everyone's really lazy in L.A.
- Skeet Ulrich

I'm lazy.
But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and
the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.
- Lech Walesa

Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant,
than your everlasting readers.
- Marcus Aurelius

I am simple, complex, generous, selfish,
unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
- Barbra Streisand

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is
shocked by the unexpected;
the eye,
on the other hand, tends to be impatient,
craves the novel and is bored by repetition.
- W. H. Auden

Fanatic is often the name given to people of action by people who are lazy.
- Bryant H. McGill

It's okay to be a fat man.
It's prestige and power and all of that.
But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control.
- Camryn Manheim

I would rather do movies because I'm very lazy and
the hours are much easier.
- Michael Vartan

Human nature is above all things lazy.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I'm a very lazy, stay-at-home kind of girl.
- Jerry Hall

I don't think I could be a foot soldier.
I don't know if I could take orders too good.
I'm a little lazy.
- Benicio Del Toro

I'm just a lazy boy.
I'd rather sit in my recliner and act.
- John Goodman

I haven't really got much get up and go.
I can't believe I'm on the telly.
I'm so lazy.
- Allan Carr

I know.
I'm lazy.
But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would
write myself something really special.
Which means I have 'til December, right?
- Catherine O'Hara

It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as
myself should be economical to the point of miserliness
with everything he writes.
- Leslie Charteris

There are no lazy veteran lion hunters.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy.
A lot of comic books are very literate -
unlike most films.
- Alan Moore

Men stop trying after a while and get lazy.
- Leah Remini

Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great,
but failed potential is the worst.
- Campbell Scott


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