procrastination is the thief of time

1742 E. YOUNG Night Thoughts I. 18 Procrastination is the Thief of Time; Year after year it steals, till all are fled.

1850 DICKENS David Copperfield xii. Never do to-morrow what you can do to-day. Procrastination is the thief of time.

1935 O. NASH Primrose Path 100 Far from being the thief of Time, procrastination is the king of it.

2000 D. LINDSAY Cutting Edge of Barney Thomson xxi. 219 ‘Ach, well, ye know how it is,..an’ so I procrastinated, I must admit. I know what ye must be thinking, laddie..Procrastination is the thief of time, aye, isn’t that the truth.’


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  • Procrastination — Pro*cras ti*na tion, n. [L. procrastinatio: cf. F. procrastination.] The act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off to a future time; delay; dilatoriness. [1913 Webster] Procrastination is the thief of time. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • procrastination — noun /pɹəʊ̆ˌkɹæstɪˈneɪʃə̆n/ The act of postponing, delaying or putting off, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness. Procrastination is the thief of time; year after year it steals until all are fled …   Wiktionary

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