Best Sloth Quotes 2021

  • Diligence overcomes difficulties; sloth makes them.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • Every move a sloth makes is with purpose, which is more than most of us can say about 90% of the time.

    Ann Burton
  • My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees.

    Douglas Adams
  • Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

    Jules Renard
  • Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.

  • The Slothful do not have the time to become virtuous or despicable.

    Henry David Thoreau
  • I love to sleep. My astrological sign is the sloth.

    Julie Schumacher
  • The lazy are always wanting to do something.

    Luc de Clapiers
  • If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.

    Samuel Johnson
  • From exertion come wisdom and purity; from sloth ignorance and sensuality.

    Henry David Thoreau
  • Sloth, if it has prevented many crimes, has also smothered many virtues.

    Charles Caleb Colton
  • Sloth is the desire for ease, even at the expense of doing the known will of God. Whatever we do in life requires effort. Everything we do is to be a means of salvation. The slothful person is unwilling to do what God wants because of the effort it takes to do it. Sloth becomes a sin when it slows down and even brings to a halt the energy we must expend in using the means to salvation.

    John Hardon
  • It’s a shame that creativity and sloth look exactly the same.

    Louise Penny
  • Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves.

  • Sloth and Silence are a Fool’s Virtues

    Benjamin Franklin
  • Avoid sloth, bad company, dangerous conversations, and games; remembering that time passes and never returns, that you have a soul, and that if you lose your soul, you lose all.

    Leonard of Port Maurice
  • Sloth is most often evidenced in busyness … in frantic running around, trying to be everything to everyone, and then having no time to listen or pray, no time to become the person who is doing these things.

    Eugene H. Peterson
  • That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided.

  • Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • My zoology thesis was a functional analysis of the thyroid gland of the three-toed sloth. I chose the sloth because its demeanour – calm, quiet and introspective – did something to soothe my shattered self.

    Yann Martel
  • Man like every other animal is by nature indolent. If nothing spurs him on, then he will hardly think, and will behave from habit like an automaton.

    Albert Einstein
  • One who does not rouse themself when it is time to rise, who, though capable, is full of sloth, whose will and thought are weak, that lazy and idle person will never find their way to true knowledge.

    Gautama Buddha
  • Sloth is the great enemy — the inspirer of cowardice, irresolution, self-pitying grief, and trivial, hairsplitting doubts. Sloth may also be a psychological cause of sickness. It is tempting to relax from our duties, take refuge in ill-health and hide under a nice warm blanket.

  • Lethargy, bordering on sloth should remain the cornerstone of an investment style.

    Warren Buffett
  • The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth.

    Harrison Ford
  • O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sins and not to judge my brother; for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.

    Ephrem the Syrian
  • Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done – like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions.

    John Ortberg
  • You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.

  • I envy because of the heart.
    I glutton because of the heart.
    I covet because of the heart.
    I am prideful because of the heart.
    I sloth because of the heart.
    I rage because of the heart.
    Because of the heart,
    I lust for everything about you.

    Tite Kubo
  • An unclean person is universally a slothful one.

    Henry David Thoreau
  • Some sins have no season. We are as likely to be angry in November as to lose our rag in March … There is, though, something autumnal about greed, apple-cheeked and wheat-crowned, purpled knee-high in grapes; something summery in sloth, as the hammock creaks in the fly-drowsy heat; and more than a tickle of spring in lust, as birds pair and the sap rises. Among these, ingratitude is winter, the worst of seasons.

    Ann Wroe
  • Searching for a better description of this rotting sadness, I came upon the concept of acedia. In Christian theology, it’s an antecedent to sloth, the least sexy of the seven deadly sins. Thomas Aquinas winnowed it down for me: acedia is sorrow so complete that the flesh prevails completely over the spirit. You don’t just turn your back on the world, you turn your back on God. You don’t care, and you don’t care that you don’t care.

  • All the seven deadly sins are peccadilloes but without three of them, Pride, Lust, and Sloth, poetry might never have been born.

    Vladimir Nabokov
  • See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream.

    Ray Bradbury
  • People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.

    Bob Hope
  • You are not an agnostic…..You are just a fat slob who is too lazy to go to Mass.

    Conor Cruise O’Brien
  • Awake, awake, English nobility! Let not sloth dim your horrors new-begot.

    William Shakespeare
  • All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.

    Niccolo Machiavelli
  • The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful… or fun for that matter.

    Dave Mustaine
  • Flee sloth; for the indolence of the soul is the decay of the body.

    Cato the Younger
  • The scent of Sloth tempts a smug man.

    James Boswell
  • Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all things easy.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it’s only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly.

    Elizabeth Hurley
  • There are times when one is tempted to say that the great, sprawling, lethargic sin of Sloth is the oldest and greatest of the sins and the parent of all the rest.

    Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Prosperity engenders sloth.

  • Weariness can snore upon the flint when resting sloth finds the down pillow hard.

    William Shakespeare
  • Live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds.

    Ray Bradbury
  • It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say:-
    ‘Though we know we should defeat you,
    we have not the time to meet you,
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away.’

    Rudyard Kipling
  • Lethargy bordering on sloth remains the cornerstone of our investment style. The exception was Wells Fargo, a superbly-managed, high-return banking operation in which we increased our ownership to just under 10%, the most we can own without the approval of the Federal Reserve Board.

    Warren Buffett
  • Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

    Ray Bradbury
  • No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will.

    Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • To have the external pressure of a job removed is very astonishing. Your own will is now your only motor and it has no horse-power. Sometimes I think that perhaps the most competent business men, and lawyers and doctors, who must be at the office at nine o’clock every morning, do not realize this and take more credit for initiative and industry than they deserve. And it is why all the bright women of the world, who if more were expected of them, might do important work, but who instead have a chronic feeling of ineffectiveness and sloth.

    Brenda Ueland
  • Slovenliness is a lazy and beastly negligence of a man’s own person, whereby he becomes so sordid as to be offensive to those about him.

  • Stuff your eyes with wonder.

    Ray Bradbury
  • A sluggish, dawdling, and dilatory man may have spasms of activity, but he never acts continuously and consecutively with energetic quickness.

    George Stillman Hillard
  • And I thought, there’s a sloth near. There’s a sloth here, it’s close, it’s gonna happen. And I didn’t know how to process that, because my entire life had been waiting for this moment.

    Kristen Bell
  • Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes, Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet, says Literature. But unlike other systems of knowing, Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another.

    George Saunders
  • Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it.

    Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament is affection; to make judgment wholly by their rules is the humor of a scholar.

    Francis Bacon

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