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

That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided. [La., Vitanda est improba, desidia] - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]

Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless. - Hosea Ballou

Procrastination is the thief of time. - Edward Young

The critic is a man who prefers the indolence of opinion to the trials of action. - John Mason Brown

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves. [La., Cernis ut ignavum corrumpant otia corpus Ut capiant vitium ni moveantur aquae] - Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]

Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools. - Lord Chesterfield

Weariness can snore upon the flint, when resty sloth finds the down pillow hard. - William Shakespeare

Indolence is the sleep of the mind. [Fr., L'indolence est le sommeil des esprits] - Marquis de Vauvenargues