That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.
—Pliny the Younger
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
—Thomas à Kempis
He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.
Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
All work is the avoidance of harder work.
—James Richardson in Vectors: Aphorisms & Ten-Second Essays
There's a stereotype that black people are lazy. I don't know if that's true, but I know white people went all the way to Africa to get out of doing work.
The most effective instrument to overcome one's laziness in work is the force of habit.
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Efficiency is intelligent laziness.
Being straightforward doesn't mean you have to be rude or harsh. There's always a way to be open and honest while also being respectful. Anyone who behaves otherwise is just being lazy.
—Lilly Singh in How to Be a Bawse
Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.