50 Doing Nothing Quotes That You Will Relate To

Looking for funny quotes about doing nothing at all? We have rounded up the best collection of doing nothing quotes, sayings, captions, and status (with images and captions) that you might relate to.

Sometimes we all enjoy doing nothing and just be by ourselves. Some free time is great to relax and enjoy when you don’t worry about any tasks and chores of the day.

These funny and sarcastic quotes about doing nothing are great to tickle your funny bone when you are guilty of being lazy.

Some of these quotes are deep and meaningful by famous authors, leaders, and philoshphers that give you a perspective on when action is necessary in life.

Life is too short and precious to be lazy and waste days sitting idle. May these wise words encourage you to use your time wisely and make the most of everyday!

Don’t forget to check out our collection of procrastination quotes to get back to work motivated and all charged up.

Top 10 Doing Nothing Quotes

  1. “Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” — Lao Tzu

  2. “To avoid criticism: say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle

  3. “Doing nothing often leads to the very best something.” — Christopher Robin

  4. “Relax, recharge, and reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing.” — Izey Victoria Odiase                                                                                                                                                                   

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    quote doing nothing

  5. “Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.” — Doe Zantamata

  6. “Sometimes sitting and doing nothing is the best something you can do.” — Karen Salmansohn

  7. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

  8. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — George Bernard Shaw

  9. “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” — Albert Einstein

  10. “Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing.” — Lori Deschene

Best Quotes About Doing Nothing

  1. “The real risk is doing nothing.” — Denis Waitley                                                                                     

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    doing nothing quotes

  2. “By doing nothing you become nothing.” — Unknown                                                                               

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    quotes on doing nothing

  3. “To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.” — Hippocrates

  4. “There is a definite cost to doing nothing.” — Edward Livingston                                                             

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    doing nothing quotes images

  5. “To do nothing is the way to be nothing.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

  6. “Sometimes doing nothing is doing something.” — Thomas Dewar

  7. “Sometimes the smartest thing to do is to do nothing.” — Unknown                                                       

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    quotes doing nothing

  8. “Happiness is… doing nothing and then resting afterwards.” — Unknown                                                   

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    funny doing nothing quotes

  9. “It’s better to try and fail than standing there doing nothing.” — Unknown

  10. “How great is to do absolutely nothing and follow it up by taking a rest.” — Unknown

  11. “Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.” — Robert H. Schuller

  12. “Pretending to do something when you’re doing nothing is an art form in itself.” — Sue Grafton

  13. “It is better to do something than to do nothing while waiting to do everything.” — Winston Churchill

  14. “Trying to understand the science behind the art of doing nothing without feeling guilty.” — Usha Madan

  15. “Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.” — Alain de Botton

  16. “Standing by and doing nothing while a sin is committed is as bad as committing the sin itself.” — Amish Tripathi

  17. “People who talk well but do nothing are like musical instruments; the sound is all they have to offer.” — Diogenes

  18. “The only alternative seems to be doing nothing…and doing nothing, I find, rarely accomplishes anything.” — Cassandra Clare

  19. “Your few days together have been spent doing nothing really, which is something, is an intimacy in itself.” — Caleb Azumah Nelson

  20. “Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keep you busy doing nothing.” — Unknown

  21. “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” — Denis Waitley

  22. “A life, a history, whole patterns of existence altered, simply by doing nothing. The silent lie. The act of omission.” — Aminatta Forna

  23. “You don’t get lucky while sitting in the sofa with arms crossed doing nothing. You can be lucky only when you are prepared.” — Nesta Jojoe Erskine

  24. “Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” — Winnie The Pooh

  25. “Releasing resistance to allow miracles to manifest is not about sitting back and doing nothing. It is about stepping back, and doing something.⁠” — Anthon St. Maarten

Funny Doing Nothing Quotes And Captions

If is a lazy Sunday when you enjoy sitting idle and do absolutely nothing, then these fun and sassy captions are perfect to your selfies.

Sometimes resting and taking a break or a day off from everything is the best way to unplug yourself and recharge your energies.

  1. Busy doing nothing. — Unknown                                                                                                                               
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    busy doing nothing quotes

  2. “By doing nothing we learn to do ill.” — Proverb

  3. “Nothing to do is itself a great doing.” — Ehsan Sehgal

  4. “It is awfully hard work doing nothing.” — Oscar Wilde

  5. “I’m not lazy, I just really enjoy doing nothing.” — Unknown                                                               

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    doing nothing funny meme

  6. “It takes a long time to learn how to do nothing.” — Marty Rubin

  7. “The hardest thing is to do nothing and do it well.” — Marty Rubin

  8. “I’m so busy doing nothing that I can’t do anything else…” — Unknown

  9. “Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you’re done.” — Unknown

  10. “People say ‘nothing is possible’ but I do nothing every day.” — A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

  11. “I spend a lot of time doing nothing because that’s something I’m good at.” — Marty Rubin

  12. “Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable.” — Kim Hubbard

  13. “Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.” — Leslie Nielsen

  14. “I have a peculiar capacity for doing nothing and yet enjoying myself.” — Elizabeth von Arnim

  15. “When you ask me what I’m doing today and I say “nothing” does not mean I’m free, it means I’m doing nothing.” — Unknown

  16. “Don’t invite me anywhere in the last minute. I enjoy doing nothing, so I need to know ahead of time if my plan to do nothing needs to be changed.” — Unknown


These do nothing quotes are perfect to pass on the message to people who don’t value time and inspire you to stop wasting time.

Read on to find these encouraging words of wisdom about doing nothing that will motivate you in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears to do anything you set your mind to.

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