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A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
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.
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.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
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.
The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.
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
I never work just to work. It's some combination of laziness and self-respect.
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.
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!
Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.
James Cash Penney
Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Miguel de Cervantes
Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort, will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.
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
I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy.
When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.
Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.
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.
It's a disease of critics that once they've labeled someone, it's very hard to change their perspective. It's laziness.
I just would never go audition, and yet I was in very visible places where people would come looking for actors. I say I'm lazy, though I'm sure if I were in therapy for a lot of years, it would turn out to be a lot more than laziness. After awhile, it was, like, too embarrassing for me not to go on auditions. I had to be humiliated into it.
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.
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.
There seems to be such a laziness in - and I hate to use this phrase - the modern world. Everything is pumped out so quickly so that you can read it while passing by, like billboards or those flashcards before movie shows.
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