Procrastination Quotes And Sayings


Procrastination Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of procrastination quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank

“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.”
– Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

“We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going day in and day out. Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs.
– Arnold Bennett

“He who puts off nothing till tomorrow has done a great deal.”
– Baltasar Graci

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“You may delay, but time will not.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“To procrastinate seems inherent in man, for if you do to-day that you may enjoy to-morrow it is but deferring the enjoyment; so that to be idle or industrious, vicious or virtuous, is but with a view of procrastinating the one or the other.”
– Benjamin Robert Haydon

“Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing so futile.”
– Bertrand Russe

“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

“Delay is the deadliest form of denial.”
– C. Northcote Parkinson

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
– C. Northcote Parkinson

“Initiative – take it, rather than procrastinate.”
– Catherine Pulsifer

“Often just by taking action, by doing something about the situation can relieve the stress and help correct the situation.”
– Catherine Pulsifer

“In putting off what one has to do, one runs the risk of never being able to do it.”
– Charles Baudelaire

“No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare.”
– Charles Baudelaire

“Indulge in procrastination, and in time yon will come to this, that because a thing ought to be done, therefore you can’t do it.”
– Charles Buxton

“Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back.”
– Charles Kingsley

“Don’t wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations.”
– Charles Richter

“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot fun until you get the bill.”
– Christopher Parker

“You must not procrastinate. Rather, you should make preparations so that even if you did die tonight, you would have no regrets. If you develop an appreciation for the uncertainty and imminence of death, your sense of the importance of using your time wisely will get stronger and stronger.”
Dalai Lama

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
Dale Carnegie

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
– David Allen.

“The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.”
– Dawson Trotman

“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll” philosophy“.
– Denis Waitley

“Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow!”
– Don Herold

“Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!”
– Donald Gardner

“I love deadlines. Especially the whooshing sound they make as they pass by.”
– Douglas Adams

“Waiting is a trap. There will always be reason to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count.”
– Dr. Robert Anthony

“It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.”
– Earl of Chesterfield

“Procrastination is the kidnapper of souls and the recruiting-officer of hell.”
– Edward Irving

“Be wise today; ’tis madness to defer. Next day the fatal precedent will plead; thus on, til wisdom is pushed our of life.”
– Edward Young

“Procrastination is the thief of time; year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves the vast concerns of an eternal state. At thirty, man suspects himself a fool; knows it at forty, and reforms his plan; at fifty chides his infamous delay, pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; in all the magnanimity of thought, resolves, and re-resolves, then dies the same.”
– Edward Young

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