Looking for motivational quotes to stop procrastination? We have rounded up the best list of procrastination quotes, sayings, captions, status messages (with images and pictures) to get you focussed and work hard.

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.

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 its big or small, important or irrelevant needs to be completed now. We have covered this topic in 3 sections


  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

  11. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela
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    Procrastination One Liners

  12. “Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.” ― Victor Kiam

  13. “Just because you can postpone something doesn’t mean you should.”
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    Don’t Postpone Quotes

  14. “Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.” ― Pandora Poikilos

  15. “When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.”
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    Procrastination Quotes Wallpaper

  16. “Procrastination is an eclipse to your true potential.” ― Neeraj Agnihotri

  17. “Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether.” ― Epictetus

  18. “If it weren’t the last minute, nothing would get done.” ― Rita Mae Brown

  19. “What may be done at any time will be done at no time.” ― Scottish Proverb
    Procrastinate Tomorrow
    Procrastinate Tomorrow

  20. “Never put things off…you will wake up and find them gone.” ― James Jones

  21. “It’s never procrastination when you owe someone else.” ― Jeffrey G. Duarte

  22. “The penalty for procrastination is the loss of hopes and dreams.” ― Tai Lopez

  23. “Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” ― Mason Cooley

  24. “When you procrastinate, you also postpone happiness.” ― Charles F Glassman

  25. “Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.” ― Paulo Coelho

  26. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.” ― Stephen King

  27. “There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.” ― David Lloyd George

  28. “Tomorrow, a beautiful lie we tell ourselves to procrastinate today.” ― Sunita Sonkar
    Quotes About Procrastination
    Quotes About Procrastination

  29. “The greatest amount of wasted time is the time getting started.” ― Dawson Trotman

  30. “The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.”
    Quotes On Procrastination
    Quotes On Procrastination

  31. “How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.” ― Fred Brooks

  32. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.” ― Wayne Dyer

  33. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ― Abraham Lincoln

  34. “You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” ― Benjamin Franklin
    Best Procrastination Quotes
    Best Procrastination Quotes

  35. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” ― Pablo Picasso

  36. “Procrastination is the kidnapper of souls and the recruiting-officer of hell.” ― Edward Irving

  37. “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” ― William James

  38. “We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.” ― Erica Jong

  39. “Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.” ― Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

  40. “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” ― Jerry West

  41. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” ― Olin Miller

  42. “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

  43. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ― Stephen King

  44. “Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.” ― William Arthur Ward

  45. “The dread of doing a task uses up more time and energy than doing the task itself.” ― Rita Emmett

  46. “Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.” ― Harry A. Hopf

  47. “Procrastination is also a subtle act of corruption – it corrupts valuable time.” ― Dr. Amit Abraham

  48. “There is sometimes only a very fine line between deliberation and procrastination.” ― Paul A. Walker

  49. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” ― Abraham Lincoln

  50. “The man who waits to know everything is the man who never does anything.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

  51. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” ― Peter Drucker

  52. “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” ― Alexander Graham Bell

  53. “A day can really slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do.” ― Bill Watterson

  54. “In the conduct of almost every affair slowness and procrastination are hateful.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

  55. “Procrastination is indeed the real enemy of success. Kill it, and you will see rapid growth.” ― Vincent Okeke

  56. “Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. Procrastination is a sign of weak character.” ― Carol Cox

  57. “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.” ― George Bernard Shaw

  58. “The momentum of continuous action fuels motivation, while procrastination kills motivation.” ― Steve Pavlina

  59. Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.” ― George H. Lorimer

  60. “Every day spent procrastinating is another day spent worrying about that thing. Do it now, and move on with your life!”

  61. “Procrastination is the lazy cousin of fear. When we feel anxiety around an activity, we postpone it.” ― Noelle Hancock

  62. The problem with procrastination is it’s been around since the beginning of time it seems.” ― Stephen Richards

  63. “Procrastination is not Laziness”, I tell him. “It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.” ― Julia Cameron

  64. “By what right do I, who have wasted this day, make claims on tomorrow?” ― Alain-Fournier, Le Grand Meaulnes

  65. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

  66. “Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now.” ― Roy Bennett

  67. “Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things.” ― Gene Hayden

  68. “Don’t wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it.” ― Frank C. Bucaro

  69. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today.Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” ― Charles Dickens

  70. “The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.”

  71. “We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?” ― Buddha

  72. “You may not be punished for your procrastination, but for sure you will be punished by your procrastination.” ― Debasish Mridha

  73. “Doing things at the last minute reminds us of the importance of doing things at the first minute.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

  74. “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

  75. “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” ― Wayne Dyer

  76. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

  77. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” ― Alexander Graham Bell

  78. “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” ― David Allen

  79. “Procrastination is like going to a fancy restaurant and filling up on bread and not leaving enough room for dinner.” ― Richie Norton

  80. “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will–tomorrow.” ― Gloria Pitzer

  81. “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

  82. “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

  83. “If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem… break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.” ― Robert Collier

  84. “The breeding ground of fear is procrastination and inaction. We overcome them not by preparation, but by taking action.” ― Debasish Mridha

  85. “Procrastination is a bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” ― Napoleon Hill

  86. “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

  87. “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” ― St. Augustine of Hippo

  88. “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

  89. “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

  90. “No more excuses or procrastination! Stop allowing your days to be stolen by busy nothingness and take calculated steps towards your goals.” ― Steve Maraboli

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