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Laziness Quotes

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

Related topics: Motivational Values

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
- Sam Keen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But then, I just decided to get off my lazy butt and
take advantage of the L.A.
weather.
- Jason Biggs

Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking,
except in being lazy.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

We're both very very lazy, and having someone else
do half the work is very convenient.
- Larry Wachowski

I think that we give the impression,
to carry on your metaphor,
that we go a little faster than we actually do.
I'm fairly lazy so I'm always interested in slowing down.
- Ashley Judd

The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain.
Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish,
the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
- Florence Nightingale

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

Because you can be lazy if you don't know the truth.
- Meg White

When we're unemployed, we're called lazy;
when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
- Jesse Jackson

There're so many things I want to do,
like become more media savvy.
I am too lazy.
But I'm making an effort.
- Ajay Devgan

It's easier to pick off a fast runner than to pick off a lazy runner.
- Vin Scully

People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
- Bob Hope

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

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

Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because
they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on
more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
- Ben Bradlee

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

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

We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us,
and of whom we expect some service.
- Bernard de Mandeville

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

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

Lazy people tend not to take chances,
but express themselves by tearing down other's work.
- Ann Rule

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

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

Oh, if I could put some of my reckless spirit into
these discreet cautious lazy men!
- Mary Chesnut

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

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

God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names.
- Dennis Potter

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

Like most people I can be lazy, so it's nice to have
a goal or deadline or reason to work out.
I feel better when I get to exercise,
or when I'm outdoors.
I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer.
- Viggo Mortensen

There must be a reason why photographers are not very
good at verbal communication.
I think we get lazy.
- Annie Leibovitz

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

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

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


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