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

When we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding. (David Allen, author)

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. (Mario Andretti)

You owe it to all of us all get on with what you're good at. (W. H. Auden)

One of these days is none of these days. (H. G. Bohn)

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o' clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone. (Emily Bronte)

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. (Mathew Browne)

Light tomorrow with today! (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

To delay is injustice. (Jean de La Bruyere)

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has to get down to work. (Pearl S. Buck)

The critical ingredient is getting off your rear end and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. (Nolan Bushnell)

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. (George Carlin)

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. (George Carlin)

The less one has to do the less time one finds to do it in. One yawns, one procrastinates, one can do it when one will, and, therefore, one seldom does it at all. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act. (Paulo Coelho)

Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today. I meant to tell you that yesterday, but... (Stephen Colbert)

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

If we want to do something, we won't do it by doing other things. (Anne Copeland)

Many artists needed to procrastinate simply to ratchet up the pressure, whipping themselves into a state of near panic that, while bad for the nerves, is pretty good for the work. (Mason Currey)

The present is the only moment in which you can take action. (Jeff Davidson)

I'm eighteen years behind in my ironing. (Phyllis Diller)

There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

When the time comes in which one could, the time has passed in which one can. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

-The 4-Hour Workweek...
'Someday' is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it's important to you and you want to do it 'eventually,' just do it and correct course along the way. (Timothy Ferriss)

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. (Henry Ford)

You may delay, but time will not. (Benjamin Franklin)

The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them. (David Lloyd George)

The right man is the one who seizes the moment. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

I always wanted to procrastinate, but I never got around to it. (Brad Greek)

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

I tamed my personal art demon – the tendency to think about painting rather than actually painting – by throwing the stuff on the blank paper and telling myself I didn't care about the end result. I believed it and was saved. (Rich Hawk)

The shortest answer is doing the thing. (Ernest Hemingway)

If you do not act on a suggestion at first, you grow dull to its message. (Robert Henri)

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. (George Herbert)

The time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. (Napoleon Hill)

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

Do not say, 'When I have leisure, I will study,' because you may never have leisure. (Hillel, the Elder)

The spot paintings, the spin paintings, they're all a mechanical way to avoid the actual guy in a room, myself, with a blank canvas. (Damien Hirst)

Procrastination can guard against making the wrong choice too soon. Or it could just be mental laziness. (Pepper Hume)

How do you gag the voice in your head that says, 'You don't have to [do it] today. There's always tomorrow.'? (A.J. Jacobs)

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. (Samuel Johnson)

No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth. (Franz Kafka)

Procrastination is a sign of a perfectionist. (P. J. Kennedy)

Procrastination is said to be the thief of time. Perhaps it is. But when you can let yourself go and accept your fate, it is delightful. (Kenneth Macrae Leighton)

Ancient success wisdom says whatsoever one sows, one reaps. Start to sow seeds now, today. (John Di Lemme)

I'm going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow! (Sam Levenson)

If you are avoiding something, attack it. Something good will come out of it. (Robert Levers)

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible. (George Lorimer)

How soon 'not now' becomes 'never.' (Martin Luther)

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

Procrastination is a common reaction to feeling overwhelmed or fear of failure. Instead of taking on too much at once and overwhelming yourself, break things down and take one small action step at a time. (Lauren Mackler)

It wasn't my tortuous, blazing creative nature that nurtured my procrastination, it was simply my human condition. (Mary Madsen)

Begin where you are; work where you are. The hour which you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success, may be crowded with grand possibilities. (Orison Swett Marden)

He who awaits much can expect little. (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. (Don Marquis)

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. (Mignon McLaughlin)

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. (Iris Murdoch)

To be a better painter today, one must start yesterday, because if we wait till tomorrow, it will never come... (Berto Ortega)

Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned. (Ovid)

A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later. (George Smith Patton, Jr.)

Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once. (Norman Vincent Peale)

If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. (Pablo Picasso)

The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don't just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed. (Steven Pressfield)

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. (English proverb)

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. (Italian proverb)

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do, the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. (John W. Raper)

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations. (Jean Paul Richter)

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. (Jim Rohn)

Procrastinators are the painters of tomorrow. (Rick Rotante)

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something. (Carl Sandburg)

If you give yourself to your task at once, you won't have to do it twice. (David Seabury)

In delay there lies no plenty. (William Shakespeare)

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well / It were done quickly. (William Shakespeare)

The only thing left for a creative artist to do is to do his chosen work in spite of everything and regardless of anything because when living draws to its end there are no excuses he can make to himself or to anyone else for not having done it. (Gertrude Richard Steele)

Distraction and procrastination come in a variety of flavors... when I'm distracted and I walk over and stare out the window, it's a very different experience than when I feed the distraction by cramming in a few emails or make a phone call. (Linda Stone)

Despair and postponement are cowardice and defeat. Men were born to succeed, not to fail. (Henry David Thoreau)

It is the job that is never started that takes longest to finish. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Your 'frog' should be the most difficult item on your things-to-do list, the one where you're most likely to procrastinate; because, if you eat that first, it'll give you energy and momentum for the rest of the day. (Brian Tracy)

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. (Mark Twain)

Being a procrastinator is interesting. You never know what you're going to not do next. (Author unknown)

Do it now. Then it's done. (Author unknown)

-In the Beauty of the Lilies, 1996
Vagueness and procrastination are ever a comfort to the frail in spirit. (John Updike)

A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word to paper. (E. B. White)

The real difference between those who want to write and those that do, is that those that do get up every day and do it. (Leonard Wolf)

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. (William Butler Yeats)

-b.1683 d.1765...
Procrastination is the thief of time: / Year after year it steals, till all are fled, / And to the mercies of a moment leaves / The vast concerns of an eternal scene (Edward Young)


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