Quotes About Procrastination

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Today is the Wise Man's Day

"You never know how soon it may be too late."

"Procrastination . . . is the thief of our self-respect. It nags us and spoils our fun. It deprives us of the fullest realization of our ambitions and hopes."

Thomas S. Monson - Brigham Young University on February 8, 1966

"Fools look to tomorow; wise men use tonight."

Scottish Proverb

"Today is the wise man's day, tomorrow is the fool's day. The wise man is the one when he sees what ought to be done, does it today. The foolish man, when he sees what ought to be done, says, 'I will do it tomorrow.'"

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

Earl of Chesterfield

"President Joseph Fielding Smith, in his April 1969 conference message, said that procrastination as applied to gospel principles is the thief of eternal life."

William H. Bennett, "A Time to Prepare," Ensign, May 1975, 57

"Procrastination of vital tasks is a close relative of incompetence and a handmaiden of inefficiency."

R. Alec MacKenzie

"One of the most serious human defects in all ages is procrastination," and then he defined it: "an unwillingness to accept personal responsibility now"

The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, ed. Edward L. Kimball [1982], 48