Procrastination is the thief of time.


You use this proverb to say that you are wasting your time if you keep delaying something that must be done instead of doing it today. Edward Young (1683–1765), a British poet, was the first one who said this.

If someone says, "Procrastination is the thief of time," he/she advises you not to procrastinate (put off doing something that you must do) and use your precious time wisely.


Don't put off the things you must do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.


This picture was drawn by Erika Aoyama on November 20, 2002


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Last modified on December 2, 2002