Selected Quotes about Procrastination

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. -- Douglas Adams

How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time. -- Fred Brooks

Festination may prove Precipitation; Deliberating delay may be wise cunctation. -- Sir Thomas Browne

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work. -- Pearl S. Buck

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

Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both. -- John Andrew Holmes

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season. -- Mary Todd Lincoln

The world is full of human lobsters; men stranded on the rocks of indecision and procrastination, who, instead of putting forth their own energies, are waiting for some grand billow of good fortune to set them afloat. -- Orison Swett Marden

Oh seek, my love, your newer way; I'll not be left in sorrow. So long as I have yesterday Go take your damned tomorrow! -- Dorothy Parker

The Procrastinator's Creed: 1. I believe that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already. 2. I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or find excuses. -- Unknown

Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings. -- John Updike

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