Lazy People Quotes to Motivate You to Be More Productive!

While others work hard, lazy people enjoy themselves. Well, that’s what they tell themselves. They sleep, watch T.V., or just play. Agreed, nobody genuinely likes being lazy. They don’t do it intentionally. But at the same time, they are not able to change their behavior. So what do you do?

If you are wanting to change your current situation, and want to live to the fullest, then reading these lazy people quotes is just what you need.

Laziness can take away productivity. It can consume our time and keep us behind others.

Then how can we stop being lazy? Well, setting a deadline, and motivating ourselves might work. Take some inspiration quotes about lazy people from famous personalities, and be determined. Imagine how you would feel once you accomplish the required task or responsibility.

75 Quotes About Lazy People to Get You Thinking!

1.“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

2.“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

3.“There are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me but what annoys me most is a lazy argument.” – Christopher Hitchens

4.“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.” – Sir Thomas Buxton

5.“Great things come out of being hungry and cold. Once you’re pampered, you get lazy.” – Rob Zombie

6.“Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.” – Luc de Clapiers

7.“I’m a very lazy person by nature. I have to be really engaged, and then I go straight from lazy to obsessive. I couldn’t study chemistry, but I could memorize all the books for Dungeons and Dragons. It was ridiculous. The trick is to find what I like to do.” – Jon Favreau

8.“Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.” – Douglas Coupland

9.“Painting is a field that attracts a lot of lazy people. You can just sort of sit and wait for things to come to you. I know a lot of painters who’ll sit and chat it up all night. But God, I just can’t do that.” – Jamie Wyeth

10.“Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails.” – Robert Half

11.“Laziness is the one common deficiency in mankind that blocks the establishment of a perfect world in which everyone leads a happy life.” – William Feather

12.“I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I’m not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time.” – Bjork

13.“Being lazy does not mean that you do not create. In fact, lying around doing nothing is an important, nay crucial, part of the creative process. It is meaningless bustle that actually gets in the way of productivity. All we are really saying is give peace a chance.” – Tom Hodgkinson

14.“Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.” -Jules Renard

15.“If you ask me which the real hereditary sin of human nature is, do you imagine I shall answer pride, or luxury, or ambition, or egotism? No; I shall say indolence. Who conquers indolence will conquer all the rest. Indeed all good principles must stagnate without mental activity.” – Johann Zimmerman

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16.“Offer the lazy an egg, and they’ll want you to peel it for them.” – Lithuanian Proverb

17.“Indolence is the dry rot of even a good mind and a good character; the practical uselessness of both. It is the waste of what might be a happy and useful life.” -Tryon Edwards

18.“Work is the law of the modern world, which has no place for lazy people.” – Mihai Eminescu

19.“Lazy people live lonely lives.” –  Habeeb Akande

20.“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

21.“In doing nothing men learn to do evil.” – Marcus Porcius Cato

22.“Some men are so lazy they won’t even feed themselves.” – Bible

23.“Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy.” – German Proverb

24.“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” – Bill Gates

25.“To a lazy man every day is a holiday.” – Turkish Proverb

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

27.“The slothful man is the beggar’s brother.” – James Kelly

28.“Too many young people itch for what they want without scratching for it.” – Thomas Taylor

29. “You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.” – Horace

30.“You know you are lazy when you get excited about cancelling your plans.” – Unknown

31.“Sloth is the key to poverty.” – Unknown

32.“A young man idle, an old man needy.” – Unknown

33.“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

34.“The sluggard does not plow after the season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing.” – Unknown

35.“Gardens are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade.” – Rudyard Kipling

36.“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen

37.“Hard work pays off in the FUTURE, but laziness pays off NOW.” – Unknown Author

38.“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

39.“You’ve got to make haste while it’s still light of day. My godmother used to say, I don’t want to rust out, I just want to work out. If you stand still long enough, people will throw dirt on you.” – Ben Vereen

40.“Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it’s only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly.” – Elizabeth Hurley

41.“Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.” – Benjamin Franklin

42.“Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.” – Ulysses Simpson Grant

43.“I follow a rigorous exercise routine that I never get lazy about; fetching beer bottles from the fridge.” – Unknown

44.“For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.” – Isaac Watts

45.“Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil intelligence?” – Leonardo Da Vinci

46.“There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.” – Herbert Prochnov

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47.“The disease of laziness is somewhat like the smallpox. Both diseases start on a weak backbone and manifest themselves very visibly on the person; but if they go in on you, they are ofttimes fatal. There is one encouraging feature about these diseases — both can be vaccinated against. There is a little difference, however, in the formula of the vaccine used. For smallpox you inject into the blood a vaccine-lymph made from cowpox. For laziness you inject a compound of equal parts backbone, sand, and gunpowder.” – Heber Q. Hale

48.“As soon as laziness conquers a man, he will completely forget about the value of time.” – Sunday Adelaja

49.“A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.” – Benjamin Franklin

50.“Let’s be real here: Laziness is not going to bring you a gorgeous home, the career of your dreams, an amazing spouse or a beautiful life.” – Eva Gutierrez

51.“If you are lazy, then undoubtedly you will soon become poor.” – Sunday Adelaja

52.“Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.” – Suzy Kassem

53.“… We’re lazy when it comes to doing things that are good for us; we also want someone to follow – someone to go first, for them to take the risks thereby smoothing our path; a sort of guarantee that we won’t stumble. Ironically, we also want to be followed in some way; we are both sheep and shepherd.” – Renee Paule

54.“You ain’t get nothing for staying low, lazy. The world only tremble at the feet of the few craziest doers ever lived.” – Olawale Daniel

55.“Lazy people, the truly lazy people live on information, strategies, ideas, plans and many other criticals, simply to spend one hour of hard work and make the rest feel like a breeze.” – Alan Rios

56.“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.” – Mark Kennedy

57.“While laziness comes in many forms, it usually has one direct effect. And that’s that nothing gets accomplished.” – Carolyn Steber

58.“A lazy remains only a lazy, whether one provides the difficult or non-difficult way, the problem is laziness, not a nature of matter.” – Ehsan Sehgal

59.“Being lazy at work or in any sphere of the world means you are in the wrong place, doing what does not bring you self-fulfillment.” – Gabrielle Kovalenko

60.“The ‘easy way’ is our laziness trying to find a solution by ‘working hard’ to side-step the problem.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

62.“Although laziness is common and a natural part of life, it has the potential to completely consume us.” – Chantalle Blikman

63.“Laziness is an addiction, it only takes one day, one relapse to slip and wind up right back where you started. It’s OK to fail, and you’ll probably miss some days every once in a while, but get back on the horse. Remember, laziness is a habit, not a personality trait.” – Eric Ravenscraft

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64.“True laziness is the commitment to decrease work and increase efficiency; reduce burden and boost creativity; expand your knowledge and avoid complications; minimize effort and still get it done.” – Alan Rios

65.“God does not like lazy people, He likes those who work.” – Sunday Adelaja

66.“As we become soft and lazy in our bodies, we tend to become soft and lazy spiritually.” – Jerry Bridges

67.“Laziness – The laziness of adolescence is a rehearsal for the incapacity of old age.” – Idries Shah

68.“Laziness is when your sleep overcomes your passion, not under the influence of drugs but under the control of excuses and procrastination!” – Israelmore Ayivor

69.“Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.” – Ambrose Bierce

70.“Like many lazy people, once I started work I could not stop; perhaps that is why we avoid it.” – Cyril Connolly

71.“Even a foolish old woman like me knows that lazy people don’t think for themselves; they only think about themselves.” – Terry Goodkind

72.“Laziness is a luxurious mindset that I can not afford to own.” – Nakia R. Laushaul

73.“Laziness, according to the modern view, is like an illness or something we need to be coached out of. Instead … the reverse is true — it is something senior executives need to be coached into. Just to be clear: the sort of laziness to encourage is not the slobbish variety that means you do bad work. That is not laziness: it is stupidity. Instead, we need the clever version that comes from knowing there is an opportunity cost to every minute we spend Working, So We Use Our Time Wisely.” – Lucy Kellaway

74.“To be thoroughly lazy is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Industrious people build industry. Lazy people build civilization.” – Kazuaki Tanahashi

75.“Of course, choosing to do nothing due to laziness is not a good investment strategy. On the other hand, choosing to do nothing in a considered way is a relatively good investment strategy. For most investors, seeing through periods of market volatility and simply allowing investment returns to compound is by far the best strategy over time.” -Sam Sicilia

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Lazy people are called many names like Couch potato, inert, or good-for-nothing. They keep on putting off their work or responsibilities and lack motivation. The only time a lazy man ever succeeds is when he tries to do nothing. But nobody likes to be around one.

Laziness comes in several forms but it usually results in negative in terms of work. As Anne Frank mentions, “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”

We hope that these motivational lazy people quotes will inspire you to get over it and get back to work.

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