Procrastination Quotes

Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.

Christopher Parker

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Lord Chesterfield

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Napoleon Hill

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Don Marquis

Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.

Mason Cooley

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

Wayne Gretzky

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

If you want to be certain, you should never get married. You should never change jobs. In fact, you might as well just stay home. Because I don’t know anybody who is certain. That need to be certain is just procrastination.

Mark Burnett

Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.

Victor Kiam

Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.

Gerald Vaughan

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.

Spanish Proverb

Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you’re only screwing yourself.

Author Unknown

If and When were planted, and Nothing grew.


Yesterday is a cancelled cheque. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.

Kim Lyons.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

If we accept and internalize the fact of our own mortality, then, by definition, we have to deal with the essential questions of how we live and spend our allotted time. We have to stop procrastinating, pretending that we have forever to do what we want to do and be what we long to be.

Surya Das

You must not procrastinate. Rather, you should make preparations so that even if you did die tonight, you would have no regrets. If you develop an appreciation for the uncertainty and imminence of death, your sense of the importance of using your time wisely will get stronger and stronger.

Dalai Lama

Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing so futile.

Bertrand Russell

When you say, “Wait a moment,” you are bound by your karma; when you say “Yes I will,” you are free.

Shunryu Suzuki

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.

Rabindranath Tagore

Do or do not do. There is no try.

Master Yoda