laziness

A Quote by Edgar Bergen on ambition and laziness

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

Edgar Bergen (1903 - 1978)

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A Quote by Des Esseintes on achievement, failure, laziness, nature, originality, plants, thought, and time

It's true, thought Des Esseintes, pursuing his original line of reasoning: most of the time Nature is incapable of producing such twisted, unhealthy species unaided. She provides the basic material, the seed and the soil, the nourishing matrix and the elements of the plant, which man then raises, models, paints and sculpts in his own way. In a few years, man can achieve what Nature, in her laziness, fails to produce over centuries.

Des Esseintes

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A Quote by David Dunham on efficiency, intelligence, and laziness

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.

David Dunham

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on laziness and wisdom

If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one will never attain wisdom.

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

Source: The Unquiet Grave, 1944.

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on fulfillment, individuality, laziness, and timidity

It is the individual's task to differentiate himself from all the others and stand on his own feet. All collective identities . . . interfere with the fulfillment of this task. Such collective identities are crutches for the lame, shields for the timid, beds for the lazy, nurseries for the irresponsible. . . .

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Memories, Dreams, Reflections

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on control, faith, food, laziness, mountains, overcoming, and senses

The Tempter masters the lazy and irresolute man who dwells on the attractive side of things, ungoverned in his senses, and unrestrained in his food, like the wind overcomes a rotten tree. But the Tempter cannot master a man who dwells on the distasteful side of things, self-controlled in his senses, moderate in eating, resolute and full of faith, like the wind cannot move a mountain crag.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 7-8

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A Quote by Bern Williams on indolence and laziness

I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy.

Bern Williams

Source: Independent-Enterprise, (Edinboro, PA).

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on diligence, laziness, leisure, and time

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard's Almanack

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on laziness and poverty

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard's Almanack

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A Quote by Baron von Hammerstein-Equoard on cleverness, danger, laziness, and stupidity

The man who is clever and industrious is suited to high staff appointments; use can be made of a man who is stupid and lazy; the man who is clever and lazy is suited for the highest command, he has the nerve to deal with all situations; but the man who is stupid and industrious is a danger and must be dismissed immediately.

Baron von Hammerstein-Equoard

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