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Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill

He who awaits much can expect little.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.

Charles Dickens

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Thomas Jefferson

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

One of these days, is none of these days.


Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow!

Gloria Pitzer

If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.


He who begins and does not finish loves their pains.


A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.

Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg) Acton

If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.

Norman Vincent Peale

Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!

Donald Gardner

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Benjamin Franklin

Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.

Christopher Parker

Procrastination is opportunity's natural assassin.

Victor Kiam

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Don Marquis

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.

Andrew Young

How soon not now, becomes never.

Martin Luther

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

... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.

Ivan Turgenev

Someday is not a day of the week.


If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.

Olin Miller

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

Mark Twain

Begin to weave and God will give the thread.


He who hesitates is a damned fool.

Mae West

Manana is often the busiest day of the week.


Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

C. Northcote Parkinson

Tear thyself from delay.


You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.

Bill Watterson

If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem... break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.

Robert Collier

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.

David Lloyd George

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

Wayne Dyer

Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.

Dr. Robert Anthony

Never put off today what you can put off tomorrow.


The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.

W. Edwards Deming

We hate delays by others, but sometimes it makes us wise.


Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

During a very busy life I have often been asked, How did you manage to do it all? The answer is very simple. It is because I did everything promptly.

Richard Tangye

In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.

Samuel Butler

Don't wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it.

Frank C. Bucaro

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.

Baltasar Gracian

He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.

Benjamin Franklin

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.

George H. Lonmer

All delay is helpful, but it does produce wisdom.

Publilius Syrus

Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations.

Charles Richter

Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.

John Updike

He who hesitates is last.

Mae West

Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.

William Shakespeare

In delay there lies no plenty.

William Shakespeare

Vagueness and procrastination are ever a comfort to the frail in spirit.

John Updike

No age or time of life, no position or circumstance, has a monopoly on success. Any age is the right age to start doing!

Ralph Gerard

Nothing was ever done so systematically as nothing is being done now.

Woodrow Wilson

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season.

Mary Ann Todd Lincoln

Oh seek, my love, your newer way; I'll not be left in sorrow. So long as I have yesterday Go take your damned tomorrow!

Dorothy Parker

When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.

Marcelene Cox

Don't put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.

Josh Billings

All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.


I Can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.

Margaret Mitchell

I'll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.

Margaret Mitchell

He who hesitates is probably right.


Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

Miguel de Cervantes

The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow


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

Dawson Trotman

Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.

Victor Kiam

Festination may prove Precipitation;Deliberating delay may be wise cunctation.

Sir Thomas Browne

Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.

Denis Waitley

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.

Aaron Burr

If the mass of people hesitate to act, strike with swiftly and with boldness, the brave heart that understands and seizes opportunity can everything.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow.

Woodrow Wilson

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Napoleon Hill

Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.

Henry Miller

There are those of us who are always about to live. We are waiting until things change, until there is more time, until we are less tired, until we get a promotion, until we settle down -- until, until, until. It always seems as if there is some major event that must occur in our lives before we begin living.

George Sheehan

We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.

Jorge Luis Borges

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not hesitate.

Dag Hammarskjold

To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.

Og Mandino

The world is full of human lobsters; men stranded on the rocks of indecision and procrastination, who, instead of putting forth their own energies, are waiting for some grand billow of good fortune to set them afloat.

Orison Swett Marden

I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.


Elijah went before the people and said, How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him. But the people said nothing. 1 Kings 18:21


Never postpone until tomorrow what you can postpone until the day after.

Raoul Wallenberg

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