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Quotations: Laziness

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.
Anon

...and the possibility of developing paranoia, slight memory loss and laziness. But, it says, the lethal dose of cannabis is a 2-kilo block dropped on your head from the 25th floor of a high-rise building. In other words - cannabis can't kill you, it is not a poison like alcohol, and not addictive like cigarettes.
Anon

LAZINESS, n. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
Ambrose Bierce

Whether it's out of laziness or ignorance, consumers' starting point is very much search.
Ken Cassar

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

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

The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer.
Henry Clay

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.
David Dunham

It's laziness. Some go and collect a lot of quotes and put them together and never attempt to determine whose opinion is driven by fact and knowledge.
Kurt Eichenwald

They will endure. They are better than we are. Stronger than we are. Their vices are vices aped from white men or that white men and bondage have taught them: improvidence and intemperance and evasion -- not laziness: evasion: of what white men had set them to, not for their aggrandizement or even comfort but his own.
William Faulkner

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

A life of leisure, and a life of laziness, are two things.
Benjamin Franklin

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

There is no room for laziness.
Danielle Goyette

Cheated and plundered by Maya, you do not think of God, and you waste your life in laziness.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib

The reality is, we create most of those penalties. It's not a question of us being targeted, it's a question of laziness and not having the puck and not getting the puck.
Wayne Gretzky

People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy.
Bob Hope

It's associated with laziness. People sit around for hours chewing.
Omar Jamal

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.
Samuel Johnson

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.
Franz Kafka

My passions are all asleep from my having slumbered till nearly eleven and weakened the animal fiber all over me to a delightful sensation about three degrees on this sight of faintness -- if I had teeth of pearl and the breath of lilies I should call it languor -- but as I am I must call it laziness. In this state of effeminacy the fibers of the brain are relaxed in common with the rest of the body, and to such a happy degree that pleasure has no show of enticement and pain no unbearable frown. Neither poetry, nor ambition, nor love have any alertness of countenance as they pass by me.
John Keats

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

The present generation, wearied by its chimerical efforts, relapses into complete indolence. Its condition is that of a man who has only fallen asleep towards morning: first of all come great dreams, then a feeling of laziness, and finally a witty or clever excuse for remaining in bed.
Soren Kierkegaard

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

A quickness in believing evil without having sufficiently examined it, is the effect of pride and laziness. We wish to find the guilty, and we do not wish to trouble ourselves in examining the crime.
François de la Rochefoucauld

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

It's the third year that the team has been below what we expect. We can't disparage our opponents or be passive when we play. That's not Real Madrid's spirit. We can't let negativity or laziness take over.
Fernando Martin

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
Charlie McCarthy

We have produced a world of contented bodies and discontented minds.
Adam Clayton Powell

There are times in the life of nations when they feel confident that they can take on the world, that they are capable of meeting any challenge. One reason such a mind-set is important is that it creates an intolerance for laziness, for shoddy products, for open corruption, and for the usual excuses. When people have a strong conviction that they can achieve the possibilities of the future, it makes them less tolerant of impediments in their way to it.
Raghuram Rajan

It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
Ronald Reagan

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

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

Remember, every song sung in praise of the Lord is a sword that cuts the knots of laziness. It is a fine piece of social service to remind all of their duty to the Almighty, who watches over them.
Sri Sathya Sai baba

I started painting when I was a kid. I started with landscapes, but then because of laziness, I started using a pallet knife (to create art).
Michael Schmidt

Even corporate IT people didn't do it. Some of it was due to laziness and some of it was due to the fact that people don't think about this.
Larry Seltzer

What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.
Bodie Thoene

They wear and eat the gifts from the Lord; how can laziness help them, O mother?
Atharva Veda

Laziness begets nothing but failures and lost opportunities.
Rig Veda

Laziness erodes a person of his enthusiasm and energy. As a result the person loses all opportunities and finally becomes dejected and frustrated. The worst thing is that he stops believing in himself.
Sam Veda

I like the word `indolence.' it makes my laziness seem classy.
Bern Williams

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