Popular Quotes and Sayings about Laziness

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. ~Edgar Bergen

It has all been very interesting. ~Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good. ~Thomas a Kempis

Do definite good; first of all to yourself, then to definite persons. ~John Lancaster Spalding

Let a good man do good deeds with the same zeal that the evil man does bad ones. ~The Belzer Rabbi

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. ~Charles Dickens

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. ~Oprah Winfrey

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. ~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. ~Thomas Jefferson

If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do. ~Samuel Butler