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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Laziness
 
A lazy boy and a warm bed are difficult to part.  Danish.  1
A lazy man carries about him a perpetual burden.  2
A lazy man eats his own brains.  3
A lazy man goes far and he who shuns labor, labors doubly.  Modern Greek.  4
A lazy mouthful must be spurred with wine.  Latin.  5
A lazy ox is little better for the goad.  Spanish.  6
A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.  7
A lazy youth, a lousy age.  8
As lazy as Ludlam’s dog, that leaned his head against the wall to bark.  9
As long as you lie on this mat, it will become neither longer nor shorter; i.e., laziness will not prosper.  Syriac.  10
Laziness has no advocate but many friends.  German.  11
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.  Franklin.  12
Lazy folks take the most pains.  13
The lazy become industrious in the evening.  German.  14
The lazy man goes to his work like the thief to the gallows.  15
The lazy man ’s the beggar’s brother.  16
To a lazy man every day is a holiday.  Turkish.  17
To the lazy the way is full of thorns.  German.  18
Who is lazy in his youth must work in old age.  German.  19
 
 
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