70 Lazy Quotes That’ll Motivate You To Take Action

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A thought-provoking collection of lazy quotes that’ll inspire you to stop making excuses, get up and start taking action towards making your dreams a reality.

It’s so easy to let ourselves procrastinate, make excuses and just be lazy. It’s so easy to get caught up in a trap of constantly putting things off until tomorrow.

But the thing is while being lazy and just doing nothing every now and then is not bad, the moment that you let laziness consume you to a point where it’s already stopping you from achieving your goals and making your dreams a reality, that’s when the problem starts.

Remind yourself that taking a break and having a lazy day sometimes is definitely okay. As a matter of fact, we all need it every now and then to recharge, unwind and help us regain focus and determination.

But don’t allow yourself to do it constantly and keep you from finishing your tasks and achieving your goals. This kind of attitude will not get you anywhere.

It will only keep you stuck and prevent you from making your dreams a reality.

We have gathered some of the best and our favorite lazy quotes below to motivate you to get up and take action. We also collected funny lazy quotes from various sources to improve your mood and make you laugh.

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Lazy Quotes and Sayings

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

— Thomas A. Edison

If you wake up whenever you want, and you slept for 10 hours, and you’re lazy getting out of bed, then I believe that affects your whole life in a negative way.

— Jocko Willink

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

Elbert Hubbard

Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails.

— Robert Half

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

— Tchaikovsky

If we don’t start today, it will be too late for tomorrow.

— Anthony T. Hincks

I often find that people confuse inner peace with some sense of insensibility whenever something goes wrong. In such cases inner peace is a permit for destruction: The unyielding optimist will pretend that the forest is not burning either because he is too lazy or too afraid to go and put the fire out.

— Criss Jami

The good news is that you have everything you need to lift yourself off the couch to start kicking butt. You just have to decide that you’re going to do it, not that you’re too lazy to.

— Jen Sincero

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

Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.

— Douglas Coupland

Lazy Day Quotes

Although laziness is common and a natural part of life, it has the potential to completely consume us.

— Chantalle Blikman

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

— Jules Renard

Yesterday I did nothing and today I’m finishing what I did yesterday.

— Anonymous

The only people who think life should be easy are lazy people

— Robert Kiyosaki

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

— Anne Frank

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

— Jimmy Lyons

You gotta know when to be lazy. Done correctly, it’s an art form that benefits everyone.

— Nicholas Sparks

Even a foolish old woman like me knows that lazy people don’t think for themselves; they only think about themselves.

— Terry Goodkind

Probably 90 percent of our life decisions are powered by the twin engines of inertia and laziness.

— A. J. Jacobs

Sweet potatoes are ideal for lazy days: just bake, then mash and mix with yogurt, butter or olive oil.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

Motivational Quotes on Laziness

Lazy people tend not to take chances, but express themselves by tearing down other’s work.

— Ann Rule

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

— Prem Jagyasi

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, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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

— Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

— Albert Einstein

Laziness is the enemy of virtue, and the very train of all wickedness.

— Patrick Fleming

Lazy people live lonely lives.

— Habeeb Akande

Great things come out of being hungry and cold. Once you’re pampered, you get lazy.

— Rob Zombie

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.

— Mark Twain

Lazy quotes and funny lazy quotes

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.

— Tony Robbins

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Funny Lazy Quotes

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

— Ronald Reagan

Who says nothing is impossible? I’ve been doing nothing for years.

— Unknown

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

— Gloria Pitzer

Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.

— Leslie Nielsen

Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.

— Paul Terry

Laziness is the first step towards efficiency.

— Patrick Bennett

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

— Robert Heinlein

When I was in high school I had two favorite subjects, lunch and recess.

— Anonymous

The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.

— W. C. Fields

I wonder, we lazy people go to heaven… or do they send someone to pick us up?

— Unknown

Stop being Lazy Quotes

Laziness erodes a person of his enthusiasm and energy. As a result the person loses all opportunities and finally becomes dejected and frustrated. The worst thing is that he stops believing in himself.

— Sam Veda

If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.

— Joyce Chapman

Offer the lazy an egg, and they’ll want you to peel it for them.

— Lithuanian Proverb

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

People who don’t like to read shouldn’t complain about the misfortunes of their life, for every misfortune is the result of ignorance, and ignorance is abundant among the lazy.

— Robin Sacredfire

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

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Work is the law of the modern world, which has no place for lazy people.

— Mihai Eminescu

How often do you find yourself saying, “In a minute”, “I’ll get to it” or “Tomorrow’s good enough” and every other possible excuse in the book? Compare it with how often you decide it’s got to be done, so let’s get on and do it! That should tell you just how serious your procrastinating problem really is.

— Stephen Richards

Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The more one has to do, the more he is able to accomplish.

— Thomas Buxton

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

— Julia Cameron

Quotes about Laziness and Excuses

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

— Benjamin Franklin

Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.

— Mitt Romney

Don’t you dare take the lazy way. It’s too easy to excuse yourself because of your ancestry. Don’t let me catch you doing it! Now — look close at me so you will remember. Whatever you do, it will be you who do.

— John Steinbeck

If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.

— Bruce Nauman

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

— Jordan Belfort

I refuse to allow the excuses in my mind to grow into giants that keep me from living up to my full potential.

— Shaun King

Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.

— Israelmore Ayivor

You can make a million excuses for why something didn’t go well, but ultimately, just fix it and get on with it. Be a solutions person.

— Emily Weiss

I attribute my success to this:—I never gave or took an excuse.

— Florence Nightingale

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

— George Washington Carver

More Lazy Quotes and Quotes About Laziness

Habitual procrastinators will readily testify to all the lost opportunities, missed deadlines, failed relationships and even monetary losses incurred just because of one nasty habit of putting things off until it is often too late.

— Stephen Richards

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

— Evan Esar

Foolishness sleeps soundly, while knowledge turns with each thinking hour, longing for the dawn of answers.

— Anthony Liccione

Laziness in my biggest pet peeve of all time. Get up, make a plan, do the work, and love yourself, people!

— Dove Cameron

Just because it is convenient, it can’t always be correct.

— Sukant Ratnakar

While laziness comes in many forms, it usually has one direct effect. And that’s that nothing gets accomplished.

— Carolyn Steber

The taste of your life depends on the spices you used to brew it. Add laziness to it and it becomes bitter as the bile; put a cube of good attitudes into it and you will lick your lips more and more due to its sweet taste.

— Israelmore Ayivor

A single day spent doing things which fail to nourish the soul is a day stolen, mutilated, and discarded in the gutter of destiny.

— Michel Faber

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.

— James Cash Penney

Poverty is an older daughter of laziness.

— Senegalese Proverbs

Which of these lazy quotes resonated with you the most?

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