Procrastination Quotes

A selection of quotes to help you get started on some of those things you've been putting off.

If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.

Norman Vincent Peale

In delay there lies no plenty.

William Shakespeare

Let him who would move the world first move himself. 


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

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.

William James

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

Wayne Dyer

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.

George Claude Lorimer

Tear thyself from delay.


The best way to get something done is to begin.

Author Unknown

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.

Eva Young

Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow.

Woodrow T. Wilson

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.

Scottish Proverb

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Author Unknown

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

You may delay, but time will not.

Benjamin Franklin

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.         

- Lao Tzu

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

- Anonymous

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