Lazy People Sayings and Quotes

Some people are real go getters, while others are less ambitious. Nobody wants an unmotivated, lazy person on their team. They are content with letting others do all of the work. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about lazy people.


A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he starts out, have condemned himself to second-rate thoughts, and to second-rate friends.     

Cyril Connolly

You can't teach people to be lazy - either they have it, or they don't.     

Dagwood Bumstead

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

Lithuanian Proverb

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

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

Bill Gates

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

The sluggard does not plow after the season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing.     

Bible

He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.     

Thomas Fuller

Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed.     

Bible

Lazy people are always eager to be doing something.     

French Proverb

The lazy man is apt to be envious.     

Omaha Proverb

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

Ann Rule

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

Mihai Eminescu

In doing nothing men learn to do evil.     

Marcus Porcius Cato

The lazy man gets round the sun as quickly as the busy one.     

R. T. Wombat

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

Terry Goodkind

The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow.     

Norwegian Proverb

If a man will not work, he shall not eat.     

Bible

A young man idle, an old man needy.     

English Proverb

Too many young people itch for what they want without scratching for it.     

Thomas Taylor

A loafer always has the correct time.     

Kin Hubbard

The only time a lazy man ever succeeds is when he tries to do nothing.     

Evan Esar

The Devil often finds work for them who find none for themselves.     

Benjamin Whichcote

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

Jimmy Lyons

There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.     

JANE AUSTEN

To a lazy man every day is a holiday.     

Turkish Proverb

Lazy people live lonely lives.     

Habeeb Akande

Some men are so lazy they won't even feed themselves.     

Bible

Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy.     

German Proverb

Lazy folks take the most pains.     

J. W. MONETTE