90 Procrastination Quotes To Get Back To Work Motivated

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Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing tasks or activities, often to the detriment of one’s own goals, productivity, and well-being.

It is a common behavior that many people struggle with, and there have been countless quotes and sayings about the subject throughout history.

We all procrastinate from time to time with our delay tactics. But sometimes, we just can’t help but delay finishing that uncompleted task due to laziness, irritability, or lack of focus.

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And eventually, that avoided work, meeting, chore, obligation, appointment, or seemingly impossible work task can just wait until tomorrow…or the day after tomorrow…right?

Whenever there’s something that needs to be done – whether it’s big or small, important or irrelevant needs to be completed now. Take action now and get things done to stop the habit of procrastination.

Top 10 Procrastination Quotes And Sayings

  1. “Procrastination is the enemy of success.”                                                                                                             

    Procrastination Sayings
    Procrastination Sayings
  2. “What is deferred is not avoided.” ― Thomas More
  3. “Someday is not a day of the week.” ― Janet Dailey                                                                                                   

    Procrastination Quotes
    Procrastination Quotes
  4. “How soon not now, becomes never.” ― Martin Luther King                                                                                                 

    Famous Procrastination Quotes
    Famous Procrastination Quotes
  5. “Procrastination is the thief of time” ―. Edward Young
  6. “In delay there lies no plenty.” ― William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night)                                                   

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    Procrastination Quotes Images
  7. “Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” ― Ellen DeGeneres
  8. “Procrastination may not lead to the best desired outcome.”
  9. “Action will destroy your procrastination.” ― Og Mandino                                                                                         

    Procrastination Quotes For Students
    Procrastination Quotes For Students
  10. “Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.”                                                               

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    Procrastination Quotes Pictures

Best Quotes About Procrastination

  1. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela

    Procrastination One Liners
    Procrastination One Liners
  2. “Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.” ― Victor Kiam
  3. “Just because you can postpone something doesn’t mean you should.”                                                       

    Don't Postpone Quotes
    Don’t Postpone Quotes
  4. “Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.” ― Pandora Poikilos
  5. “When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.”                                                                               

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    Procrastination Quotes Wallpaper
  6. “Procrastination is an eclipse to your true potential.” ― Neeraj Agnihotri
  7. “Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether.” ― Epictetus
  8. “If it weren’t the last minute, nothing would get done.” ― Rita Mae Brown
  9. “What may be done at any time will be done at no time.” ― Scottish Proverb                                                                                                           Procrastinate Tomorrow
  10. “Never put things off…you will wake up and find them gone.” ― James Jones

Famous Procrastinating Quotes 

  1. “It’s never procrastination when you owe someone else.” ― Jeffrey G. Duarte
  2. “The penalty for procrastination is the loss of hopes and dreams.” ― Tai Lopez
  3. “Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” ― Mason Cooley
  4. “When you procrastinate, you also postpone happiness.” ― Charles F Glassman
  5. “Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.” ― Paulo Coelho
  6. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.” ― Stephen King
  7. “There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.” ― David Lloyd George
  8. “Tomorrow, a beautiful lie we tell ourselves to procrastinate today.” ― Sunita Sonkar                                                                                                                                                                 

    Quotes About Procrastination
    Quotes About Procrastination
  9. “The greatest amount of wasted time is the time getting started.” ― Dawson Trotman
  10. “The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.”                                                                                                                                                                     

    Quotes On Procrastination
    Quotes On Procrastination

Inspirational Quotes On Procrastination

  1. “How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.” ― Fred Brooks
  2. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.” ― Wayne Dyer
  3. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ― Abraham Lincoln
  4. “You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” ― Benjamin Franklin                                                                                                                                                           

    Best Procrastination Quotes
    Best Procrastination Quotes
  5. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” ― Pablo Picasso
  6. “Procrastination is the kidnapper of souls and the recruiting-officer of hell.” ― Edward Irving
  7. “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” ― William James
  8. “We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.” ― Erica Jong
  9. “Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.” ― Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby
  10. “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” ― Jerry West
  11. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” ― Olin Miller
  12. “Never put off until tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” ― Mark Twain                                                                                                                                                                   

    Procrastination Quotes Mark Twain
    Procrastination Quotes Mark Twain
  13. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ― Stephen King
  14. “Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.” ― William Arthur Ward
  15. “The dread of doing a task uses up more time and energy than doing the task itself.” ― Rita Emmett
  16. “Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.” ― Harry A. Hopf
  17. “Procrastination is also a subtle act of corruption – it corrupts valuable time.” ― Dr. Amit Abraham
  18. “There is sometimes only a very fine line between deliberation and procrastination.” ― Paul A. Walker
  19. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” ― Abraham Lincoln
  20. “The man who waits to know everything is the man who never does anything.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
  21. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” ― Peter Drucker
  22. “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” ― Alexander Graham Bell
  23. “A day can really slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do.” ― Bill Watterson
  24. “In the conduct of almost every affair slowness and procrastination are hateful.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
  25. “Procrastination is indeed the real enemy of success. Kill it, and you will see rapid growth.” ― Vincent Okeke
  26. “Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. Procrastination is a sign of weak character.” ― Carol Cox
  27. “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.” ― George Bernard Shaw
  28. “The momentum of continuous action fuels motivation, while procrastination kills motivation.” ― Steve Pavlina
  29. Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.” ― George H. Lorimer
  30. “Every day spent procrastinating is another day spent worrying about that thing. Do it now, and move on with your life!”
  31. “Procrastination is the lazy cousin of fear. When we feel anxiety around an activity, we postpone it.” ― Noelle Hancock
  32. The problem with procrastination is it’s been around since the beginning of time it seems.” ― Stephen Richards
  33. “Procrastination is not Laziness”, I tell him. “It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.” ― Julia Cameron
  34. “By what right do I, who have wasted this day, make claims on tomorrow?” ― Alain-Fournier, Le Grand Meaulnes
  35. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte
  36. “Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now.” ― Roy Bennett
  37. “Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things.” ― Gene Hayden
  38. “Don’t wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it.” ― Frank C. Bucaro
  39. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today.Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” ― Charles Dickens
  40. “The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.”
  41. “We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?” ― Buddha
  42. “You may not be punished for your procrastination, but for sure you will be punished by your procrastination.” ― Debasish Mridha
  43. “Doing things at the last minute reminds us of the importance of doing things at the first minute.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
  44. “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” ― Hunter S. Thompson
  45. “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” ― Wayne Dyer
  46. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius
  47. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” ― Alexander Graham Bell
  48. “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” ― David Allen
  49. “Procrastination is like going to a fancy restaurant and filling up on bread and not leaving enough room for dinner.” ― Richie Norton
  50. “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will–tomorrow.” ― Gloria Pitzer
  51. “If you don’t have your own viewpoint, you will procrastinate. Since you can not do or produce from someone else’s viewpoint.” ― Meir Ezra
  52. “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” ― Sydney Harris
  53. “If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem… break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.” ― Robert Collier
  54. “The breeding ground of fear is procrastination and inaction. We overcome them not by preparation, but by taking action.” ― Debasish Mridha
  55. “Procrastination is a bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” ― Napoleon Hill
  56. “If you have goals and procrastination you have nothing. If you have goals and you take action, you will have anything you want.” ― Thomas J. Vilord
  57. “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” ― St. Augustine of Hippo
  58. “Your Life Is Happening Right Now: Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  59. “I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” ― Denzel Washington
  60. “No more excuses or procrastination! Stop allowing your days to be stolen by busy nothingness and take calculated steps towards your goals.” ― Steve Maraboli
  61. “Everyone procrastinates. The difference between high performers and low performers is largely determined by what they choose to procrastinate on.” ― Brian Tracy
  62. “In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
  63. “Procrastination has been called a thief—the thief of time. I wish it were no worse than a thief. It is a murderer; and that which it kills is not time merely, but the immortal soul.” ― William Nevins

Stop Procrastination Quotes

  1. “One of these days is none of these days.”                                                                                                                       

    Short Procrastination Captions
    Short Procrastination Captions
  2. “Time wasted is existence; used is life.” ― Edward Young
  3. “Do first what you don’t want to do most.” ― Clifford Cohen                                                                           

    Stop Procrastinating Quotes
    Stop Procrastinating Quotes
  4. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ― Napoleon Hill                                                                           

    Don't Procrastinate Quotes
    Don’t Procrastinate Quotes
  5. “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” ― David Allen
  6. “He who is begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.” ― Horace
  7. “Procrastination is the seed of self-destruction.” ― Matthew Burton
  8. “Don’t procrastinate, start building yourself now!” ― Sunday Adelaja                                                                   

    Do Not Procrastinate Quotes
    Do Not Procrastinate Quotes
  9. “Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.” ― German Proverb
  10. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb
  11. “Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.” ― Thomas Jefferson
  12. “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
  13. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” ― Eva Young
  14. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ― Jim Rohn
  15. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” ― Dale Carnegie                                                                                                                                                   

    Avoid Procrastinating Quotes
    Avoid Procrastinating Quotes
  16. “Procrastination has robbed us of too many opportunities.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach
  17. “Avoid delays: procrastination always does harm.” ― Lucan (Marcus Annaeus Lucanus)
  18. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
  19. “Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” ― Michael Landon
  20. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” ― Charles Darwin
  21. “If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” ― Norman Vincent Peale
  22. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” ― Peter Drucker
  23. “How to stop procrastinating starts with believing you can overcome procrastination.” ― Robert Moment
  24. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank
  25. “The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” ― Thomas Sowell
  26. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” ― Seneca
  27. “My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” ― Charles Dickens
  28. “If you want to get ahead in life, I’ve found that perhaps the most useless word in the world is “tomorrow.” ― José N. Harris
  29. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” ― David Allen
  30. “Often just by taking action, by doing something about the situation can relieve the stress and help correct the situation.” ― Catherine Pulsifer
  31. “Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow.” ― James A. Michener
  32. “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.” ― Robert Anthony
  33. “To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” ― Sydney Smith
  34. “It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I’m beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I’m happy at least that I didn’t wait twenty years.” ― Paulo Coelho
  35. “The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind–jump in.” ― Charles R. Swindoll

Funny Procrastination Quotes

  1. “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.”
  2. “The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.”
  3. “Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute.”
  4. “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” ― Spanish Proverb
  5. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” ― Don Marquis
  6. “Procrastination gives you something to look forward to.” ― Joan Konner
  7. “I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!” ― Sam Levenson
  8. “You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.”
  9. “Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.” ― Gerald Vaughan
  10. “Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.” ― Jimmy Lyons
  11. “One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.” ― Vincent T. Foss
  12. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams
  13. “I’m a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating.” ― Ella Varner
  14. “Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot fun until you get the bill.” ― Christopher Parker
  15. “Procrastination taught me how to do 30 minutes of work in 8 hours and 8 hours of work in 30 minutes.”
  16. “Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!” ― Donald Gardner
  17. “Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow!” ― Don Herold
  18. “Procrastinator? No. I save all my homework until the last minute because then I’ll be older, and therefore wiser.”
  19. “My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, ‘Just wait.” ― Judy Tenuta
  20. “Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.” ― Robert Benchley
  21. “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will — tomorrow!” ― Gloria Pitzer
  22. “I think of myself as something of a connoisseur of procrastination, creative and dogged in my approach to not getting things done.” ― Susan Orlean
  23. “A procrastinators willpower lies in the fact that he keeps work pending because he strongly feels he wants to do the same – keep it pending.” ― Dr. Amit Abraham
  24. “Absolutely not. I’m an expert in procrastination, but the last thing I want you to think is that I’m incompetent, too. Because I’m actually pretty good at what I do.” ― Nicholas Sparks
  25. “I am a person who works well under pressure. In fact, I work so well under pressure that at times, I will procrastinate in order to create this pressure.” ― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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