47 Quotes About Laziness

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Do not be lazy. Run each day's race with all your might, so that at the end you will receive the victory wreath from God. Keep on running even when you have had a fall. The victory wreath is won by him who does not stay down, but always gets up again, grasps the banner of faith and keeps on running in the assurance that Jesus is Victor.
- Basilea Schlink
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Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can't give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don't have to work because the other half's going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody's going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
- Adrian Rogers
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Least doers are the greatest boasters.
- William Gurnall
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Human nature is above all things lazy.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Only those who want everything done for them are bored.
- Billy Graham
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Spill not the morning (the quintessence of the day!) in recreations, for sleep is a recreation. Add not, therefore, sauce to sauce. Pastime, like wine, is poison in the morning. It is then good husbandry to sow the head, which hath lain fallow all night, with some serious work.
- Thomas Fuller
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There is a trend today that would put a new robe on the prodigal son while he is still feeding hogs. Some would put the ring on his finger while he still in the pigsty. Others would paint the pigsty and advocate bigger and better hog pens.
- Vance Havner
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If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
- Desiderius Erasmus
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Often the children of God cannot rise up to answer the Lord's call to service simply because, though their physical condition is good, their feelings are low, cold, and reluctant. Or even when their emotions are quite high, passionate, and willing, they find themselves unable to serve the Lord because now the body reacts lazily. The disciples found themselves in precisely that situation in the Garden of Gethsemane: "the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak" (Matt. 26:41)
- Watchman Nee
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No man ever flees from duty without incalculable hurt, not only to himself, but to others as well.
- Clovis G. Chappell
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Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.
- Jim Elliot
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The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
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The welfare system in this country has literally crippled millions. It has gotten people bound and gagged so that they cannot get off it. It is such a fouled-up system.
- Shelton Smith
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Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
- G.K. Chesterton
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We all believe in the sovereignty of God in the affairs of men, but when this view is strained to the point of eliminating man's responsibility, we have no hesitation in saying it borders on heresy.
- Duncan Campbell
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So fixed are our spirits in slothfulness and cold indifference that we seldom overcome so much as one evil habit.
- Thomas a Kempis
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Such is man's nature, that he is very inactive and lazy unless he is influenced by some affection, either love or hatred, desire, hope, fear, or some other. These affections we see to be the springs that set men agoing, in all the affairs of life, and engage them in all their pursuits: these are the things that put men forward, and carry them along.
- Jonathan Edwards
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Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Better never begin than never make an end.
- George Herbert
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Many are idly busy; Domitian was busy, but then it was in catching flies.
- Jeremy Taylor
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The wretch who digs the mine for bread, or ploughs, that others may be fed, feels less fatigued than that decreed to him who cannot think or read.
- Hannah More
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A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
- John Henry Newman
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You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.
- Samuel Rutherford
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He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived, but lost. God is better than his promise if he takes from him a long lease, and gives him a free hold of a better value.
- Thomas Fuller
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Men could be content to have the kingdom of Heaven; but they are loathe to fight for it. They choose rather to go in a feather bed to Hell than to be carried to Heaven in a 'fiery chariot' of zeal and violence.
- Thomas Watson
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Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it.
- Peter Marshall
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I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.
- Assorted Authors
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None should expect to prosper who go out of way of duty.
- James H. Aughey
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Life though a short, is a working day. Activity may lead to evil; but inactivity cannot be led to good.
- Hannah More
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There are men so incorrigibly lazy that no inducement that you can offer will tempt them to work; so eaten up by vice that virtue is abhorrent to them, and so inveterately dishonest that theft is to them a master passion. When a human being has reached that stage, there is only one course that can be rationally pursued. Sorrowfully, but remorselessly, it must be recognized that he has become lunatic, morally demented, incapable of self-government, and that upon him, therefore, must be passed the sentence of permanent seclusion from a world in which he is not fit to be at large.
- William Booth
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Many, I fear, would like glory, who have no wish for grace. They would [want to] have the wages, but not the work; the harvest, but not the labor; the reaping, but not the sowing; the reward, but not the battle. But it may not be.
- J. C. Ryle
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Here then, is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God's Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy.
- R. C. Sproul
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Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
- Thomas Fuller
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For truth and duty it is ever the fitting time; who waits until circumstances completely favor his undertaking, will never accomplish anything.
- Martin Luther
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Frequently what we say is rest is merely laziness. Our body requires respite and so does our mind and spirit. But a person should never rest because of a laziness which arises from the evil nature in his emotion. How often laziness and emotional distaste for work join to employ physical fatigue as a cover-up.
- Watchman Nee
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The longer a soul hath neglected duty, the more ado there is to get it taken up.
- William Gurnall
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Never ask God to provide for you what you can provide for yourself. Get up and go get it because God will only provide what you can't.
- John Hagee
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Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
- John Henry Newman
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We want gain without pain; we want the resurrection without going through the grave; we want life without experiencing death; we want a crown without going by way of the Cross. But in God's economy, the way up is down.
- Nancy Leigh DeMoss
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If we don't come apart; we will come apart.
- Vance Havner
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There are individuals who have never done anything for Jesus Christ, and I have no doubt there are preachers as well, who have never done anything for the God Almighty.
- Billy Sunday
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Many say they can't get God's guidance, when they really mean they wish He would show them an easier way.
- Winkie Pratney
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It is doing some service to humanity, to amuse innocently. They know but little of society who think we can bear to be always employed, either in duties or meditation, without relaxation.
- Hannah More
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Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver
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People who are lazy, careless, doubtful-minded or arrogant need not expect God to reveal His secret or covenant to them.
- Watchman Nee
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Those that dare lose a day, ate dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it, are desperate.
- Joseph Hall
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