C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Humanity is constitutionally lazy.

J. G. Holland.

Laziness breeds humors of the blood.


Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Benjamin Franklin.

An idler is a watch that wants both hands.


The lazy man aims at nothing, and generally hits it.

James Ellis.

A lazy hand is no argument of a contented heart.

Thomas Fuller.

Rags will always make their appearance where they have a right to do it.

Dr. Johnson.

Laziness is a good deal like money, the more a man has of it, the more he seems to want.

H. W. Shaw.