The sluggard will not plough by reason of the winter; he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
A sluggard's soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful hand shall be under tribute.
The sluggard saith, There is a lion without, I shall be killed in the streets!
The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; but the path of the upright is made plain.
He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer.
I went by the field of a sluggard, and by the vineyard of a man void of understanding; and lo, it was all grown over with thistles, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I looked, I took it to heart; I saw, I received instruction: read more.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest! So shall thy poverty come as a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.
He cometh to want that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work: He coveteth greedily all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
The sluggard saith, There is a fierce lion in the way; a lion is in the midst of the streets! As the door turneth upon its hinges, so the sluggard upon his bed. The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish: it wearieth him to bring it again to his mouth. read more.
A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that answer discreetly.