163 Lazy Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Lazy Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy. — Swami Vivekananda

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something. — Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. — Mortimer Caplan

It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care — Ron Livingston

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

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

Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking, except in being lazy. — Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. — Bill Gates

Laziness is the mother of all evils. — Sophocles

Short Lazy Quotes

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  • Never put off till tomorrow what you can do day after tomorrow just as well. — Mark Twain
  • Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind. — Douglas MacArthur
  • Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy. — Tchaikovsky
  • Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy. — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. — Salvador Dali
  • Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos. — Doug Coupland
  • Blame is a lazy man's wages. — Danish proverb
  • I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. — Kobe Bryant
  • Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. — Anne Frank
  • We have produced a world of contented bodies and discontented minds. — Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Top 10 Lazy Quotes

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I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. — Bill Gates

Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy. — Swami Vivekananda

The ***** is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent. — Che Guevara

Be not lax in celebrating. Be not lazy in the festive service of God. Be ablaze with enthusiasm. Let us be an alive, burning offering before the altar of God. — Hildegard of Bingen

The Bible is no lazy man's book! Much of its treasure, like the valuable minerals stored in the bowels of the earth, only yield up themselves to the diligent seeker. — Arthur W. Pink

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do day after tomorrow just as well. — Mark Twain

Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind. — Douglas MacArthur

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

Green little vaulter, in the sunny grass, Catching your heart up at the feel of June, Sole noise that's heard amidst the lazy noon, When ev'n the bees lag at the summoning brass. — Leigh Hunt

Being Negative and Lazy is a disease that leads to pain, hardship, depression, poor health and failure. Be pro active, and give a damn to achieve success! — Phil Heath

Lazy Image Quotes

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Lazy quote by Tchaikovsky

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

Lazy quote by Salvador Dali

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. — Salvador Dali

Lazy quote by Doug Coupland

Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos. — Doug Coupland

Lazy quote by Anne Frank

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. — Anne Frank

Lazy quote by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

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

Lazy quote by Helena Rubinstein

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones. — Helena Rubinstein

Lazy quote Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.
Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.

Don't Be Lazy Quotes

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If you're the biggest DJ in the world, you're in a position where you can play stuff that people don't know and blow people's minds. But if you just chose to play stuff they know just to get a reaction, that's just being lazy. — John Digweed

I've realised that when I don't play people who are complex I get very, very bored, and then lazy, and end up being rubbish. — Sienna Miller

If I don't feel confident about my body, I'm not going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself and not do something about it. It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it. — Kim Kardashian

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

One of the problems with hip hop is lack of infrastructure and not being able to control its own course. I don't like that hip hop is full of infantile 35-year-olds. Hip hop cannot afford to be lazy. — Chuck D

Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard. Learn from the pros, observe them, seek them out as mentors and partners. But remember that even the pros may have leveled out in terms of their learning and skills. Sometimes even the pros can become complacent and lazy. — Colin Powell

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

Lazy quote I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find a
I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find an easy way to do it.

A young boy shouldn't be given up for hopeless just because he's lazy, surly, and good for nothing. Don't be discouraged by those things - maybe he's just trying to be like his daddy. — Gracie Allen

Maybe it's just me being lazy but I just don't like describing my music or style or anything, I just like letting people interpret it. — BØRNS

Don't yield to that alluring witch, laziness, or else be prepared to surrender all that you have won in your better moments. — Horace

My weak spot is that I don't like analyzing so I tend to be a bit lazy; I tend to get bored quickly, which means I must be boring. — Anthony Hopkins

I'm Not Lazy Quotes

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In my local newspaper, they had this advert: 'please look after your neighbours in the cold weather'. I live next door to this 84-year-old woman, and do you know, not once has she come round to see if I'm all right. The lazy cow hasn't even taken her milk in for a fortnight. — Jack Dee

I'm now happily remarried to a good cook, which encourages me to be lazy. I like to think that I'm a new man, but perhaps I'm not. I offset it by doing the ironing, though. She has a small farm in the New Forest with a herd of cattle, so she serves up a steak and kidney pie made with her own beef. — Vince Cable

I quit school and it's not because I'm lazy. I'm just not the social type and campus life is crazy. — Drake

Lazy quote Obsessed is just a word lazy use to describe the dedicated.
Obsessed is just a word lazy use to describe the dedicated.

I'm not going to sit at home and eat popcorn. — Allen West

I made a decision not to work out because I'm lazy and also, the character is not a superhero. I didn't want him to be a buff guy with Jackie Chan moves because the point is he's smarter than your average Joe. — Wentworth Miller

I should have suspected my husband was lazy. On our wedding day, his mother told me: "I'm not losing a son; I'm gaining a couch." — Phyllis Diller

Lazy quote It's never too late to do nothing at all.
It's never too late to do nothing at all.

I'm not that lazy, but I don't need that much money. I lead a fairly simple life. — Karl Pilkington

I feel lazy when I'm not working. I learned all my business sense from my dad. He always believed in me, and I think the last thing he said to me before he passed away was, 'I know you're gonna be OK. I'm not worried about you'. — Kim Kardashian

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

I'm pretty lazy. My wife always says, "you're the laziest, most successful Olympian I've ever seen." How does that make sense? Honestly, if I have downtime, I'm really, really good at not doing anything. — Michael Phelps

Being Lazy Quotes

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The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. — Jim Rohn

The unpreparedness of the educated classes, the lack of practical links between them and the mass of the people, their laziness, and, let it be said, their cowardice at the decisive moment of the struggle will give rise to tragic mishaps. — Frantz Fanon

What we think or what we know or what we believe is in the end of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do — John Ruskin

Lazy quote When it comes to Karate, being satisfied is very similar to being lazy.
When it comes to Karate, being satisfied is very similar to being lazy.

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

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. — Douglas Coupland

I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor - that if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy. — John Kasich

Sometimes I think that idlers seem to be a special class for whom nothing can be planned, plead as one will with them - their only contribution to the human family is to warm a seat at the common table. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Conventional wisdom holds that motivation is the key to habit change. Maybe if you really wanted it, you'd actually do it. But the truth is, our real motivation is to be lazy and to do what is convenient. — James Clear

Great things come out of being hungry and cold. Once you're pampered, you get lazy. — Rob Zombie

I was born too late for steam trains and a lazy eye meant I'd never be an astronaut. — Mark Haddon

Lazy People Quotes

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Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn't have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can't practice Ashtanga yoga. — K. Pattabhi Jois

I'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living. — John Wayne

Colour disturbs people. I am confident in black, not in light. This dark side of life is attractive to me forever and from the beginning. I am a lazy designer when it comes to colour. — Yohji Yamamoto

People.. were poor not because they were stupid or lazy. They worked all day long, doing complex physical tasks. They were poor because the financial institution in the country did not help them widen their economic base. — Muhammad Yunus

Lazy people will eventually lose even their trousers. — Filipino Proverbs

People get too big to do the little things and then wonder why they don’t have the big results. — Isaac Mashman

Would I employ you if you were obese? No I would not. You would give the wrong impression to the clients of my business. I need people to look energetic, professional and efficient. If you are obese you look lazy. — Sayings

Cinema seats make people lazy. They expect to be given all the information. But for me, question marks are the punctuation of life. — Abbas Kiarostami

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals -- that is, goals that do not inspire them. — Anthony Robbins

If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy. — Terry Pratchett

Lazy Thinking Quotes

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I think sometimes, when you're on top and all you do is win, win, win, win, win, you get lazy and lose focus. When you lose it opens your eyes and you get serious. There is always a time when it is good to lose, at the right time for you. — Usain Bolt

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

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. — Albert Einstein

I think most investors overdiversify because they’re lazy. They haven’t done enough research into any of their companies. If they’ve got 200 positions, do you think they know what’s going on at any one of those companies at this moment? — Bill Ackman

I have little tolerance for incompetence, sloppy thinking, and laziness. — Michael E. DeBakey

I don't blame the people for the fact that so many movies are bad. I think there's a corrupt, perverted, lazy and sloppy attitude that's pervasive in the movie business. The whole entertainment business is kind of crumbling around us. — Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Drinking coffee is kinda my major hobby... the great benefit of being an actor is you have all this spare time. My ideal is just hanging out with people - I think I am innately lazy. — Craig Parker

Think of all of the amazing things you could have accomplished by now if you weren't brutally lazy. Imagine all of the time you wasted, every opportunity you let pass by, all the good advice you arrogantly ignored. — Andrew Tate

Rules are invented for lazy people who don't want to think for themselves. — Mary Quant

But there is this peculiarity about heat: it appears to affect only those that think of it. — R.K. Narayan

Lazy Man Quotes

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A man too busy to take care of his health is like a farmer too lazy to plant his field. — Icelandic Proverbs

Avoid using the word 'very' because it's lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don't use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason boys - to woo women - and in that endeavor, laziness will not do. — Robin Williams

We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing — Thucydides

It's okay to be a fat man. It's prestige and power and all of that. But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control. — Camryn Manheim

Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it. — Walter Chrysler

The average man doesn't wish to be told that it is a bull or a bear market. What he desires is to be told specifically which particular stock to buy or sell. He wants to get something for nothing. He does not wish to work. He doesn't even wish to have to think. — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

The man of leadership caliber will work while others waste time, study while others sleep, pray while others play. There will be no place for loose or lazy habits in word or thought, deed or dress. He will observe a soldierly discipline, diet and deportment, so that he may wage a good warfare. — J. Oswald Sanders

I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things. — Lech Walesa

Rage or fear... It oscillates. Rage I need to motivate me to try things that I can't ordinarily do - as I'm a lazy man. Fear - to keep pushing harder so we don't lose what we've accomplished. — David Chang

To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself. — Henry Miller

Feeling Lazy Quotes

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Lazy people do a little work and feel like they should be winning. Winners work as hard as possible and still worry if they're being lazy. — Andrew Tate

I always feel like I have to prove myself as an actor, otherwise you get lazy if you're not slightly terrified that you're going to fail all the time. — Scarlett Johansson

When you actively engage in gradually refining yourself, you retreat from your lazy ways of covering yourself or making excuses. Instead of feeling a persistent current of low-level shame, you move forward by using the creative possibilities of this moment, your current situation. — Epictetus

Like most people I can be lazy, so it's nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I'm outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer. — Viggo Mortensen

It may be my rather puritanical upbringing at odds with my inborn laziness that makes me feel guilty at the end of the day, unless I am able to point at some achievement. But this need be no more impressive than cooking a meal or going for a long walk. — Ian Mckellen

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

There are times when I feel lazy and just want to stay in bed all day, but I know that working out is the best way to get those endorphins going, which will make me feel better emotionally and physically. — Heather Locklear

Men are always ready to nose around and find out about other's lives, but they feel lazy to know themselves and correct their own life. — Saint Augustine

I like to work. I don't like to have lulls. I feel like it makes me lazy and uncreative, and that's when your ideas become stagnant. — Sasha Grey

In my better moments, I think of apathy as purpose's sleep. In my worse moments, when I'm trying to fix it or get rid of it, I call it feeling lazy, depressed, or useless. — Dawna Markova

Lazy Eyes Quotes

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I have a wandering eye and a lazy eye so they cancel each other out. It's a push. — Kevin Nealon

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

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition. — W. H. Auden

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it — Charles Bukowski

People say pot-smokers are lazy. I disagree; I'm a multitasking pot-smoker: just the other day I was walking down the street, I was putting eyedrops in my eyes, I was talking on my cell phone, and I was getting hit by a car. — Doug Benson

Rocking on a lazy billow With roaming eyes, Cushioned on a dreamy pillow, Thou art now wise. Wake the power within thee slumbering, Trim the plot that's in thy keeping, Thou wilt bless the task when reaping Sweet labour's prize. — John Stuart Blackie

It's hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell 'em they're irresponsible and lazy. And who's gonna wanna do that? Because that's what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen. In this country, you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period. — Bill O'Reilly

My nickname in college was talentless midget who has a lazy eye is missing teeth resembles a shaved troll doll because I'm a talentless midget who has a lazy eye is missing teeth resembles a shaved troll dol — Thom Yorke

I'm the munter of my friends. I've got wonky teeth and a lazy eye. My friend Rob is disgusted I'm a heart-throb. — Russell Howard

My nickname in grade school was salamander because I have a lazy eye — Thom Yorke

I Am Not Lazy Quotes

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The Christian ministry is difficult, and we must not be lazy or trite. However, we often place burdens upon ourselves and make demands upon ourselves that are not according to the will of God. The more I know God and understand His perfect work on my behalf, the more I am able to rest. — Paul Washer

I am not lazy. I am on the amphetamine of the soul. I am, each day, typing out the God my typewriter believes in. — Anne Sexton

I am not the only one that condemns the idle; for once when I was going to give our minister a pretty long list of the sins of one of our people that he was asking after, I began with, "He's dreadfully lazy." "That's enough," said the old gentleman; " all sorts of sins are in that one. — Charles Spurgeon

Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. — Og Mandino

Once you start making money, you can be an ass. But I am not an ass. I'm too lazy, that takes a lot of energy. — Wanda Sykes

I was sort of lazy at school, but I realize I still have something to bring to the subject which is comforting. I feel I am not as stupid as I thought I was. — Michel Gondry

I am a terrible and lazy Christian. I do not believe that the Bible is the literal word of God. I just skip about a third of it. — Anne Lamott

Some men enjoy the constant strife Of days with work and worry rife, But that is not my dream of life: I think such men are crazy. For me, a life with worries few, A job of nothing much to do, Just pelf enough to see me through: I fear that I am lazy. — James Weldon Johnson

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More Lazy Quotes

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Our confidence in Christ does not make us lazy, negligent, or careless, but on the contrary it awakens us, urges us on, and makes us active in living righteous lives and doing good. There is no self-confidence to compare with this. — Huldrych Zwingli

If you don't feel challenged, it's because you're not doing enough. Ballet should never feel comfortable. Comfortable is lazy! If you're comfortable when you dance, you're not pushing yourself hard enough. 100 % is not enough. You have to give 200%. One tendu takes years of hard work and will never be perfect. Everything in ballet is a challenge. — George Balanchine

Let the world call you lazy for not running about like a frightened ghost. Just be quiet inside yourself. Don't bother about knowing how things should be and simply begin observing without prejudice, projections or desires. Notice how life flows of its own accord. Nothing here is a chaos, but a harmony. You are already inside this flow. — Mooji

When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times I sinned against my heart and soul-then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift, life is happiness, every minute can be an eternity of happiness. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given. — G. Campbell Morgan

A person of riyaa (showing off) has three characteristics : He is lazy when alone, energetic when with others, and increases in his actions when he is praised while decreasing in them when he is criticized. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. — Leo Tolstoy

Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. [...] But above all black says this: 'I don't bother you - don't bother me' — Yohji Yamamoto

Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious. The dumb and ambitious ones are dangerous and I get rid of them. The dumb and lazy ones I give mundane duties. The smart ambitious ones I put on my staff. The smart and lazy ones I make my commanders. — Erwin Rommel

I was born to catch dragons in their dens And pick flowers To tell tales and laugh away the morning To drift and dream like a lazy stream And walk barefoot across sunshine days. — James Kavanaugh

One of the most wicked destructive forces, psychologically speaking, is unused creative power ... If someone has a creative gift and out of laziness, or for some other reason, doesn't use it, the psychic energy turns to sheer poison. That's why we often diagnose neuroses and psychotic diseases as not-lived higher possibilities. — Marie-Louise von Franz

Ignorance is not a simple lack of knowledge but an active aversion to knowledge, the refusal to know, issuing from cowardice, pride, or laziness of mind. — Karl Popper

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. — Ralph Ransom

The game of speculation is the most uniformly fascinating game in the world. But it is not a game for the stupid, the mentally lazy, the person of inferior emotional balance, or the get-rich-quick adventurer. They will die poor. — Jesse Lauriston Livermore

The lazy Christian has his mouth full of complaints, when the active Christian has his heart full of comforts. — Thomas Brooks

The lazy one tires twice. — Hungarian Proverbs

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