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  A life of leisure and a life of laziness are different things.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Idleness is the mother of all vices.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Luck is the idol of the idle.  
 -  English proverb
  

  What makes the road long is laziness to go.  
 -  African proverb, Bemba
  

  Laziness keeps on and on, but it arrives at poverty.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  If you receive pay, you cannot sit idle. And if you sit idle, you cannot receive pay.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The lazy man is apt to be envious.  
 -  Omaha proverb
  

  Prosperity is the fruit of industry, while idleness begets poverty.  
 -  Australian proverb
  

  The devil tempts some, but an idle man tempts the devil.  
 -  English proverb
  

  A good borrower is a lazy payer.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Idleness is the devil's workshop.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The lazy work twice as much.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  A lazy beauty is fit only for the dunghill.  
 -  Hawaiian proverb
  

  Laziness goes so slowly that poverty overtakes it.  
 -  Dutch proverb
  

  Laziness likes to justify itself for not doing anything because it cannot do everything.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A lazy youth, a lousy age.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Luck and laziness go hand in hand.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  The lazy are not fed on honey.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A diligent mother, a lazy daughter.  
 -  Portuguese proverb
  

  Laziness is a load.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Sloth is the beginning of vice.  
 -  Dutch proverb
  

  Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Much reading after a certain age diverts the mind from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking, just as the man who spends too much time in the theaters is apt to be content with living vicariously instead of living his own life.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

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

  People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals, that is, goals that do not inspire them.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.  
 -  Barack Obama
  

  Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  All things are easy to industry, all things difficult to sloth.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.  
 -  Bob Hope
  

  To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life. Foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.  
 -  Buddha
  

  My ambition is handicapped by laziness.  
 -  Charles Bukowski
  

  I don't like Bush. I don't trust him. I don't like his record. He's stupid. He's lazy.  
 -  Cher
  

  A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.  
 -  Cyril Connolly
  

  Efficiency is intelligent laziness.  
 -  David Dunham
  

  Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  There's still so much more to do. I can't sit back and be complacent, and none of us should be. I get around now in a wheelchair, but I get around.  
 -  Elizabeth Taylor, 2005
  

  Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  My only hobby is laziness, which naturally rules out all the others.  
 -  Granni Nazzano
  

  Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.  
 -  Hippocrates
  

  Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  My only hobby is laziness, which naturally rules out all the others.  
 -  Granni Nazzano
  

  Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.  
 -  Hippocrates
  

  Probably the most honest 'self-made man' ever was the one we heard say: 'I got to the top the hard way - fighting my own laziness and ignorance every step of the way.'  
 -  James Thom
  

  Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.  
 -  Jimmy Lyons
  

  Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time.  
 -  John Lubbock
  

  I'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.  
 -  John Wayne
  

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

  Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.  
 -  Kin Hubbard
  

  Three main reasons people are not successful: They are stupid. They are lazy. They don't give a damn.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy or stupid. Those are the things that happen when you don't have a plan.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.  
 -  Lech Walesa
  

  Courage is a habit. Courage is a form of discipline. It's taking a certain action even though you feel like doing something else. The difference here is that courage involves acting against fear, whereas discipline involves acting against laziness or fatigue.  
 -  Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty
  

  We are made weak both by idleness and distrust of ourselves. Unfortunate, indeed, is he who suffers from both. If he is a mere individual he becomes nothing; if he is a king he is lost.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger, but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.  
 -  Paul Terry
  

  I should have suspected my husband was lazy. On our wedding day, his mother told me: 'I'm not losing a son; I'm gaining a couch.'  
 -  Phyllis Diller
  

  Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.  
 -  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  

  Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  Too many people are too lazy to think. Instead of learning something new, they think the same thought day in day out.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  My dog is so lazy. He doesn't chase cars, he just sits on the kerb, taking down license plate numbers.  
 -  Rodney Dangerfield
  

  I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.  
 -  Russell Warren
  

  No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.  
 -  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  

  Idleness is a dangerous breeding ground.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.  
 -  Socrates
  

  All the brothers should always be intent on good works, for it is written: 'Always do something good so that the devil will find you occupied.' And again: 'Idleness is the enemy of the soul.' Therefore, the servants of God must always give themselves totally to prayer or to some good work.  
 -  St. Francis of Assisi
  

  Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.  
 -  Steven Wright
  

  We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

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

  Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference. Being busy is a form of laziness - lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Doing less meaningful work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is NOT laziness. This is hard for most to accept, because our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Without conscious and deliberate effort, inertia always wins.  
 -  Tony Hsieh
  

  Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.  
 -  Voltaire