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Procrastination Quotes

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.

Author: Lord Acton (1834-1902)

Profession: British Historian

Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.

Author: Dr. Robert Anthony

Profession: American educator

Elijah went before the people and said, How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him. But the people said nothing. [1 Kings 18:21]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Don't put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

He who hesitates is probably right.

Author: Bogovich


The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.

Author: Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Profession: Argentinean Author

Don't wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it.

Author: Frank C. Bucaro

Profession: American Trainer, Consultant

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.

Author: Aaron Burr (1756-1836)

Profession: American Statesman

In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.

Author: Robert Byrne


Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem... break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.

Author: Marcelene Cox

Profession: American Writer

The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.

Author: W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993)

Profession: American Management Consultant Who Helped Turn Japan's Economy Around