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Quotations about Procrastination


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

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.  ~Don Marquis

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.  ~Author Unknown

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

The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.  ~Author Unknown

If it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done.  ~Author Unknown

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.  ~Robert Benchley

There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.  ~Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

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

The two rules of procrastination:  1) Do it today.  2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.  ~Author Unknown

One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.  ~Vincent T. Foss

You may delay, but time will not.  ~Benjamin Franklin

Someday is not a day of the week.  ~Author Unknown

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.  ~Eva Young

Don’t fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.  ~C. Northcote Parkinson, 1958

Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.  ~Victor Kiam

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.  ~Olin Miller

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.  ~Scottish Proverb

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.  ~Joe Ryan

Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.  ~Gerald Vaughan

I’ve been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren’t fall chores, after all.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The best way to get something done is to begin.  ~Author Unknown

You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.  ~Author Unknown

I do my work at the same time each day – the last minute.  ~Author Unknown

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.  ~Spanish Proverb

The time to begin most things is ten years ago.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard.  Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.  ~George Claude Lorimer

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.  ~Edward Young

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.  ~Mark Twain

Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.  ~Jimmy Lyons

A year from now you may wish you had started today.  ~Karen Lamb

Procrastination is like masturbation.  At first it feels good, but in the end you’re only screwing yourself.  ~Author unknown, possibly from Monty Python?

One of these days is none of these days.  ~Attributed to both Henri Tubach and H.G. Bohn

Procrastination is the thief of time.  ~Edward Young

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  1. quotes says:

    Very good Ramasamy. I have another for you:

    “Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them, and not waited until the next year for better.”
    -Edgar Watson Howe

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