Quotes by laziness

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  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    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 drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
  • Jules Renard
    Jules Renard
    French writer 1864-1910
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    Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    British writer 1891-1976
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    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.
    Source: An Autobiography (1977) part III, sect. 2
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    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.
  • Bernard Williams
    Bernard Williams
    English philosopher 1929-2003
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    I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy.
  • Kingsley Amis
    Kingsley Amis
    English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher 1922-1995
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    Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.
  • Mortimer Caplan
    Mortimer Caplan
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    Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
  • Anne Frank
    Anne Frank
    Dutch Jewish Refugee, Diarist 1929-1945
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    Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
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    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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    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 Mkapa
    Benjamin Mkapa
    Tanzanian politician 1938-2020
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    The idea of African brotherhood is often just a cover-up for laziness. We must see what is achievable in our circumstances and evaluate all decisions. In terms of regional economic integration, sentimentality is not enough. We really have to be frank and honest.
    Source: September 1999
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