How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest–and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.