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Procrastination is the thief of time. ...
by Edward Young

Procrastination is the thief of time.
- Edward Young

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Life is the desert, life the solitude,
death joins us to the great majority.
- Edward Young

Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
- Edward Young

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new...
is neither strong nor pure.
- Edward Young

 

All men think all men mortal, but themselves.
- Edward Young

An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave;
legions of angels can't confine me there.
- Edward Young

They only babble who practise not reflection.
- Edward Young

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By night an atheist half believes in a God.
- Edward Young

One to destroy, is murder by the law;
and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe;
to murder thousands,
takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art',
and gives immortal fame.
- Edward Young

Still seems it strange, that thou shouldst live forever? Is it less strange,
that thou shouldst live at all? This is a miracle;
and that no more.
- Edward Young

Too low they build who build below the skies.
- Edward Young

None think the great unhappy, but the great.
- Edward Young

Virtue alone has majesty in death.
- Edward Young

Wonder is involuntary praise.
- Edward Young

Our birth is nothing but our death begun,
As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
- Edward Young

By all means use some time to be alone.
- Edward Young

A God all mercy is a God unjust.
- Edward Young

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
- Edward Young

Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness.
- Edward Young

Those who build beneath the stars build too low.
- Edward Young

A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
- Edward Young

Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote,
And think they grow immortal as they quote.
- Edward Young

The weak have remedies, the wise have joys;
superior wisdom is superior bliss.
- Edward Young

Wise it is to comprehend the whole.
- Edward Young

Read nature; nature is a friend to truth.
- Edward Young

How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
- Edward Young

The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank,
and puts her trust in miracles for safety.
- Edward Young

The house of laughter makes a house of woe.
- Edward Young

Wishing of all employments is the worst.
- Edward Young

The clouds may drop down titles and estates,
and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
- Edward Young

Much learning shows how little mortals know;
much wealth,
how little wordings enjoy.
- Edward Young

A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant,
to ruin runs.
- Edward Young

The future...
seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie,
long in the baking, never quite done.
- Edward Young

Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.
- Edward Young

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work,
and fools reform.
- Edward Young

Less base the fear of death than fear of life.
- Edward Young

The course of Nature is the art of God.
- Edward Young

A friend is worth all hazards we can run.
- Edward Young

A Christian is the highest style of man.
- Edward Young

The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
- Edward Young

Truth never was indebted to a lie.
- Edward Young

The man that makes a character, makes foes.
- Edward Young

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic,
there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
- Edward Young

The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
- Edward Young

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

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

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

Procrastination is like a credit card:
it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
- Christopher Parker

Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.
- Victor Kiam

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to
tarry 'til a more convenient season.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

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

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

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

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

If once a man indulges himself in murder,
very soon he comes to think little of robbing;
and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking,
and from that to incivility and procrastination.
- Thomas de Quincey

Hunger makes a thief of any man.
- Pearl S. Buck

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

They're mutually incompatible I feel;
being a wise thief and a wise father.
- Andre Braugher

He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully
and against them is a thief.
- Jose Marti

I don't want to be a thief of my own wallet.
- Johan Cruijff

Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure.
- Rex Harrison

A selfish man is a thief.
- Jose Marti

A person who steals bread during a famine is not treated as a thief.
- Cat Stevens

The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face.
- Juvenal

Being a hooker does not mean being evil.
The same with a pick-pocket, or even a thief.
You do what you do out of necessity.
- Samuel Fuller

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief,
depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
- Benjamin Franklin

He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner,
and uses it either for his own interest or against
the wishes of its rightful owner,
is a thief.
- Jose Marti

They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.
- Cornelia Funke

If war comes upon us, it will come as a thief in the night.
- Eamon de Valera

Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman,
and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
- George MacDonald

The great thieves lead away the little thief.
- Diogenes


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