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Laziness may appear attractive,
by Anne Frank

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

Related topics: Motivational Values

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

 

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter
if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
- Anne Frank

Who would ever think that so much went on
in the soul of a young girl?
- Anne Frank

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

And finally I twist my heart round again,
so that the bad is on the outside
and the good is on the inside,
and keep on trying to find a way of becoming
what I would so like to be, and could be,
if there weren't any other people living in the world.
- Anne Frank

I live in a crazy time.
- Anne Frank

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

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
- Sam Keen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Leap and the net will appear.
- John Burroughs

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

You are more than you appear to be.
- Ernest Holmes

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are people in the world so hungry,
that God cannot appear to them
except in the form of bread.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

All things appear and disappear
because of the concurrence of causes and conditions.
Nothing ever exists entirely alone;
everything is in relation to everything else.
- The Buddha

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd


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