Procrastination Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old procrastination quotes, procrastination sayings, and procrastination proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.     

Erica Jong

Busy not yourself in looking forward to the events of to-morrow; but whatever may be those of the days Providence may yet assign you neglect not to turn them to advantage.     


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

Christopher Parker

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.     

Sydney Harris

Stop procrastinating, stop feeling guilty and just do it!     

Bastiaan Blikman

Procrastinating does nothing more than add to your do list. Do it, be done with it!     

Catherine Pulsifer

Procrastination can guard against making the wrong choice too soon. Or it could just be mental laziness.     

Pepper Hume

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

Gloria Pitzer

Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.     

Gerald Vaughan

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.     

Baltasar Graci

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.     

William James

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.     

Anne Frank

Don't put off until tomorrow what can be done today. Procrastination is a sign of weak character.     

Carol Cox

Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment.     

Nassim N. Taleb

He who hesitates is last.     

Mae West

Procrastination is a sign of a perfectionist.     

P. J. Kennedy

It's easy to get distracted and procrastinate sometimes, but you can make it happen.     

Danny Yann

Don't let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now.     

Roy Bennett

The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large.     

Henry Wheelter Shaw

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

Mary Todd Lincoln

Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.     

Alan Cohen

Procrastination is also a subtle act of corruption – it corrupts valuable time     

Amit Abraham

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

John Updike

Procrastination may not take up a lot of effort physically but without you knowing it, it takes over the mind.     

Stephen Hall

You may not be punished for your procrastination, but for sure you will be punished by your procrastination.     

Debasish Mridha

The problem with procrastination is it's been around since the beginning of time it seems.     

Stephen Richards

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

Napoleon Hill

Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.     

Pandora Poikilos

Doing just a little bit during the time we have available puts you that much further ahead than if you took no action at all.     

Byron Pulsifer

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

Dawson Trotman