132+ Best Lazy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational lazy quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Lazy Quotes

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

You will find that the more successful the individual, the less inclined he is to make excuses. David Joseph Schwartz

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

No one ever excused his way to success. Dave Del Dotto

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

Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses in your life; you realize everything that happens in life is a result of the previous choice you’ve made and start making new choices to change your life. Roy T. Bennett

Man ought not, like a mushroom, to spring up and rot upon the ground that nourished him, leaving no trace of life like energy! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Excuses destroy success every time. Jon Taffer

Of all the cankers of human happiness, none corrodes it with so silent, yet so baneful, a tooth, as indolence. Thomas Jefferson

You can have excuses or you can have success; you can’t have both. Jen Sincero

The pillow is that devil thing to give us dreams at night so we don’t have to follow our real ones in the day. The blanket is that ghost who gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to be dead peaceful, but too early. So run away. Turn left. Shiver in the arctic. Burn in the Sahara. Sweat in a subway. Anything, but the sheets. Karl Kristian Flores

Uncomplicate it. Don’t make excuses. Some of life’s biggest heartaches come from missed opportunities and lame excuses. Don’t miss out on what could be the best chapter in your life because you’re too busy rereading the last one. Kandi Steiner

Kill the darlings in your life. Laziness, wishful thinking, procrastination; kill them. Bangambiki Habyarimana

You can have the results you want, or you can have excuses. You can’t have both. Clyde Lee Dennis

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

Success is not as easy as winners make it look nor as hard as losers make it sound. Orrin Woodward

Time is a created thing. To say, I don’t have time, is to say, I don’t want to. Lao Tzu

I attribute my success to this I never gave or took an excuse. Florence Nightingale

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state. We must be doing something to be happy. William Hazlitt

Essentially there are two actions in life Performance and excuses. Make a decision as to which he will accept from yourself. Steven Brown

Laziness is a luxurious mindset that I cannot afford to own. Nakia R. Laushaul

Someone may have all the technical knowledge, scientific intellect and business know how but when he she decides to choose laziness, excuses, procrastination, complaining and other bad attitudes, his her relevance is meaningless. Israelmore Ayivor

The generality of mankind is lazy. What distinguishes men of genuine achievement from the rest of us is not so much their intellectual powers and aptitudes as their curiosity, their energy, their fullest use of their potentialities. Nobody really knows how smart or talented he is until he finds the incentives to use himself to the fullest. Sydney J. Harris

When you are willing to replace mundane excuses with hard work and your laziness with determination, nothing can prevent you from succeeding. Prem Jagyasi

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A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

Successful people don’t use the obstacles of time, education, and money as excuses they use them as leverage to get help. Richie Norton

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. Pablo Picasso

It is easier to move from failure to success than from excuses to success. John C. Maxwell

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and the goal of a good intention was never reached through its opposite, laziness. Miguel de Cervantes

Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back. Harvey Mackay

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. Nelson Mandela

The trouble is, you think you have time. Buddha

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

There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on. Leo Christopher

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. Charles Brixton

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence. James Cash Penney

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

Idle hands are the devil’s playthings. Benjamin Franklin

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee

Luck never brings luxury to the lazy. Amit Kalantri

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. William Penn

There is a great volcano sleeping in every laziness! Mehmet Murat ildan

Time slips away like grains of sand never to return again. Robin Sharma

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Lazy begets poverty every time! Mark Dawson

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

One must avoid that wicked temptress, Laziness. Horace

Time is a created thing. To say, I don’t have time, is to say, ‘I don’t want to. Lao Tzu

Pessimism is a primary source of passivity. Barbara W. Tuchman

Better three hours too soon than one minute too late. William Shakespeare

With work misery is relieved, with laziness misery is multiplied. Abhijit Naskar

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

One excuse, could destroy a multitude of chances. Anthony Liccione

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. Bill Watterson

Laziness demands misery. Bryant McGill

Procrastination is not Laziness, I tell him. It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself. Julia Cameron

Where there is less pain, there is also less pay. Auliq Ice

You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

I was trained to turn loneliness into laziness. Bill Callahan

Procrastinate now, don’t put it off. Ellen DeGeneres

Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. Benjamin Franklin

I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow. Margaret Mitchell

Laziness builds walls and fences that keep the mind under control. Auliq Ice

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. Leonardo da Vinci

Laziness is a devastating disease. K.P. Kelly

If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done. Rita Mae Brown

Lazy people live lonely lives. Habeeb Akande

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln

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Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him. Charles Dickens

A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

Someday is not a day of the week. Janet Dailey

Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow. Steven Wright

Time slips away like grains of sand never to return again. Robin Sharma

My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, Just wait. Judy Tenuta

The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. Robert Frost

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

Reclined legs don’t get fed, they get limp like boiled spaghetti. Walk it out! T.F. Hodge

Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.  Michael Bassey Johnson

Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable. Kim Hubbard

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

The shortest distance from point A to point B is a straight line. But because going from point A to point A is even shorter, it’s never not rush hour. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth 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

Hard work spotlights the character of people some turn up their sleeves; some turn up their noses; some don’t turn up at all. Sam Ewing

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

Too many people itch for what they want without scratching for it. Thomas Taylor

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

The trouble with the world is that laziness is seldom curable and never fatal. Evan Esar

I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. Agatha Christie

You can’t teach people to be lazy. Either they have it or they don’t. Dagwood Bumstead

Laziness is the first step towards efficiency. Patrick Bennett

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

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

The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked. Napolean Hill

If you are choosing laziness, excuses and other bad habits to your goal, then your relevance is meaningless. Santosh Kumar

Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Now I’m a pretty lazy person and am prepared to work quite hard in order to avoid work. Martin Fowler

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

Laziness will stop your progress in your spiritual practice. Renuka Singh

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something. Luc de Clapiers

The lazy will always attribute genius to some inspiration that comes for mere waiting. Will Durant

Stop sleeping, Get to work! You will have much time to sleep when you die. Michael Bassey Johnson

Laziness is when you accede to the misconception that work is unnecessary. Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Take a war to make you spend. Take a jam to make you think. Take a challenge to make you great. Rest of the time you sit around lazy, you. Pigs, you! All right, God damn you! I challenge you, me. Die or live and be great. Alfred Bester

Laziness is always your fault. It is the sign that a man has persevered in uselessness for too long. Idries Shah

We wake up to be alive and to revive our lives; we don’t wake up to keep sleeping! We wake up not just to be alive, but also to keep our works alive and mind the business of the day! When you wake up, revive your work! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Lazy people live lonely lives. Habeeb Akande

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I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you; I don’t want to understand you. Kobe Bryant

His was not a lazy trustfulness that hoped, and did no more. Charles Dickens

The greatest amount of wasted time is the not getting started. Dawson Trotman

Technology never makes someone lazy. It sometimes reveals someone’s laziness. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Success is not an easy thing! Success is allergic to laziness! However, it is amenable to intelligence and diligence. Enock Maregesi

Physical laziness is bad but intellectual laziness is intolerable. Wayne Gerard Trotman

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work. Stephen King

I was trained to turn loneliness into laziness. Bill Callahan

Make it your aim today to be a champion in the making. You are not going to be hoisted up on the podium this afternoon, but inch by inch, small but meaningful decision multiplied will get you to where you want to be and beyond. Don’t you dare despise small beginnings. Chris J. Gregas

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. Philip Stanhope

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

Not doing things you can do is the whole point of laziness. Not doing something you can’t do is just sensible. Sarah Rees Brennan

When you are willing to replace mundane excuses with hard work and your laziness with determination, nothing can prevent you from succeeding. Dr Prem Jagyasi

My ambition is handicapped by laziness. Charles Bukowski

Run away from laziness; work hard. Touch intuition and listen to the heart, not marketing directors. Dream. Alber Elbaz

The only time a lazy man ever succeeds is when he tries to do nothing. Evan Esar

Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back. Harvey Mackay

There’s an awful lot of inactive kindness which is nothing but laziness, not wanting any trouble, confusion, or effort. John Steinbeck

You are only as lazy or lacking in willpower as you think you are. Ken Christian

I’m like the laziest person who ever lived. It’s amazing to me that I even sit up. Fran Lebowitz

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You can have the results you want, or you can have excuses. You can’t have both. Clyde Lee Dennis 

I’m not going to say it’s laziness, but I’m not a grand creator of new characters. Lore Segal

We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it? Buddha

Laziness works. And the simple way to incorporate its health benefits into your life is simply to take a nap. Tom Hodgkinson

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee

Hope you enjoy reading this collection of powerful lazy quotes and please let me know in the comment section which one will become your daily mantra.

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