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laziness Quotes

18 of the best book quotes about laziness
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“Slavery, as we shall afterwards show, dishonors labor; it introduces idleness into society, and with idleness, ignorance and pride, luxury and distress. It enervates the powers of the mind, and benumbs the activity of man.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Democracy in America, Volume I
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pride
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slavery
corruption
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“I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather.”
Sherlock Holmes
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laziness
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“There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.”
Emma
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“Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.”
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“A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches. I have done my best to make Nwoye grow into a man, but there is too much of his mother in him.”
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“It was no dream of the gift of idle hours, Or easy gold at the hand of fay or elf . . . ”
Mowing
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“Be industrious, let thine eyes be open, lest you become a beggar, for the man that is idle cometh not to honor.”
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“If I have a handful of silver it is because I work and my wife works, and we do not, as some do, sit idling over a gambling table or gossiping on doorsteps never swept, letting the fields grow to weeds and our children go half-fed!”
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“The thing about having a mental breakdown is that no matter how obvious it is that you’re having one, it is somehow not obvious to you. I’m fine, you think. So what if I watched TV for twenty-four straight hours yesterday. I’m not falling apart. I’m just lazy. Why it’s better to think yourself lazy than think yourself in distress, I’m not sure. But it was better. More than better: it was vital.”
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“Challenge yourself to be uncomfortable, push past the apathy and laziness and fear. Otherwise, the next day you’re going to have two things you don’t want to do, then three and four and five, and pretty soon, you can’t even get back to the first thing.”
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He who’s down one day can be up the next, unless he really wants to stay in bed, that is.
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“You gotta know when to be lazy. Done correctly, it’s an art form that benefits everyone.”
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“Anxiety, the next gumption trap, is sort of the opposite of ego. You’re so sure you’ll do everything wrong you’re afraid to do anything at all. Often this, rather than ‘laziness,’ is the real reason you find it hard to get started.”
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“‘You don’t get to be the mother if you show up after the kids are already grown up. She’s like all those animals at the end of the story who show up to eat the Little Red Hen’s bread.’”
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“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.”
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“You shouldn’t lie till ten. There’s the very prime of the morning gone long before that time. A person who has not done one-half his day’s work by ten o’clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.”
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“It’s never good to sit around and wait for someone or something to change your life.”
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“He couldn’t keep his mind on his work. His commands to the Patrol Cats sounded feeble and faint. The cats seemed to know it and wouldn’t obey. Day by day they grew lazier and lazier.”

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