Quotation Explorer - 'Laziness'

Efficiency is intelligent laziness. - Anonymous
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. - Jules Renard
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
Tradition is laziness.
Users of clichés frequently have more sinister intentions beyond laziness and conventional thinking. Relabelling events often entails subtle changes of meaning. War produces many euphemisms, downplaying or giving verbal respectability to savagery and slaughter. - Patrick Cockburn
The taste of your life depends on the spices you used to brew it. Add laziness to it and it becomes bitter as the bile; put a cube of good attitudes into it and you will lick your lips more and more due to its sweet taste. - Israelmore Ayivor
I wonder what inspires gamblers. Is it the adventure or the love of laziness? - Paul Bamikole
Laziness is a killer of our time. - Sunday Adelaja
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. - Lord Chesterfield
Because of self-doubt, the fear of failure, or laziness, most people usually bite off way less than they can chew. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. - Leo Tolstoy
I like the word `indolence.' it makes my laziness seem classy. - Bern Williams
Shrink wrapped ideas and prefabricated thoughts are a result of sloth and laziness. ("Prêt-à-penser") - Erik Pevernagie
If you are planning to work very hard, start working by screwing around! Lounge about at home; fool around in the streets or in the fields! Laziness will fill you with energy! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction. - Anne Frank
Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark. - Samuel Johnson
There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - Franz Kafka
It is the doom of laziness and gluttony to be inactive without ease, and drowsy without tranquility. - Samuel Johnson
Life begins only after you kill your darlings namely laziness and procrastination - Prabakaran Thirumalai
There is no such thing as senility when it comes to envy, greed laziness, wrath and pride. It's her destructive character from childhood." ~ , If I Could Tell You - Angelica Hopes
When people wish for harmony, I wish for chaos. I'd rather see imaginative means of self-destruction, than to see laziness and wasted potential. - Lionel Suggs
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him. - Benjamin Franklin
True laziness is the commitment to decrease work and increase efficiency; reduce burden and boost creativity; expand your knowledge and avoid complications; minimize effort and still get it done. - Alan Rios
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. - Benjamin Franklin
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. - Anne Frank
Modesty is an excuse for sloppiness, laziness, self- indulgence; small ambitions evoke small efforts. - Stephen Vizinczey
If necessity is the mother of invention, then surely greed must be the father. Children of this odd couple are named: Laziness, Envy, Greed, Jr., Gluttony, Lust, Anger and Pride. - John R. Dallas Jr.
Real leaders are people who help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own. - David Foster Wallace
Self-discipline is a form of freedom. Freedom from laziness and lethargy, freedom from expectations and demands of others, freedom from weakness and fear -- and doubt. - H.A. Dorfman
LAZINESS, n. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. - Ambrose Bierce
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. - Jules Renard
Language is made out of concrete things. General expressions in non- concrete terms are a laziness, they are talk, not art, not creation. They are the reaction of things on the writer, not a creative act by the writer. - Ezra Pound
A holiday is for kindness, compassion, love, and holiness; it is not for laziness or craziness. - Debasish Mridha
Laziness builds walls and fences that keep the mind under control. - Auliq Ice
The city is dirty due to the laziness of the citizens in the country. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Laziness is the mother of all bad habits, but ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her - Shikamaru Nara
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