Quotations on Laziness

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The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
- Jerome Bruner
(Keywords: Work, Laziness, Schools)

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
(Keywords: Time, Idleness, Laziness, Today, Tomorrow, Value)

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.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Laziness, Perfection, Will)

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
(Keywords: Mother, Idleness, Invention, Laziness, Necessity, Opinion, Trouble)

There's much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness, you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world's probably a better place for it.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Time, Feeling, Laziness, World)

In reality, everyone is good in bed. Close eyes. Shutdown brain. Pause as necessary. Restart brain. Open eyes. What's there to not be good at? Bed is the one place where laziness is rewarded.
- John Dobbin
(Keywords: Bed, Eyes, Laziness, Open, Reality)

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
- Anne Frank
(Keywords: Work, Laziness, May, Satisfaction)

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Life, Grave, Laziness, Leisure, Will)

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
(Keywords: People, Being, Criticism, Extreme, Freedom, Grave, Laziness, Literary)

Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly.
- Elizabeth Hurley
(Keywords: Laziness, Mind, Nothing)

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
- Sam Keen
(Keywords: Deep, Laziness, Respectability, Summer)

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
(Keywords: Intelligence, Computer, Inventions, Laziness, Man)

Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort, will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.
- Grenville Kleiser
(Keywords: Body, Effort, Laziness, Mind, Will)

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.
- James Cash Penney
(Keywords: Incompetence, Laziness, Luck)

Hard work - I mean, does anybody use that term anymore? Laziness doesn't fly. It's all in the practice. It does take work and it ain't easy - but man, the rewards!
- Susan Powter
(Keywords: Work, Hard work, Laziness, Man, Practice)

I never work just to work. It's some combination of laziness and self-respect.
- Harold Ramis
(Keywords: Work, Laziness, Self)

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
- Jules Renard
(Keywords: Habit, Laziness, Nothing)

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
- Jules Renard
(Keywords: Success, Failure, Laziness, Punishment)

It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Virtue, Credit, Duty, Laziness, Timidity)

I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
- Denzel Washington
(Keywords: Laziness, Procrastination)

For example, I was discussing the use of email and how impersonal it can be, how people will now email someone across the room rather than go and talk to them. But I don't think this is laziness, I think it is a conscious decision people are making to save time.
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Keywords: Time, People, Decision, Example, Laziness, Now, Talk, Will)

I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy.
- Bern Williams
(Keywords: Laziness, Word)









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