Flee sloth, for the indolence of the soul is the decay of the body.
Sloth never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Sloth, if it has prevented many crimes, has also smothered many virtues.
Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the key often used is always bright.
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
Excess is not the only thing that breaks up both health and enjoyment; many are brought into a very ill and languishing habit of body by mere sloth, which is both a great sin, and the cause of many more.
Many are idly busy;—Domitian was busy, but then it was in catching flies.
Sloth is torpidity of the mental faculties; the sluggard is a living insensible.