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Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid all together.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ogden's Law: The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Barbara Postman

Please excuse the length of this letter; I do not have time to be brief.

Unknown, (attributed to G. B. Shaw, Bertrand Russell, and Blaise Pascal), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.

Oliver Herford, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving -- we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Jane Hopkins, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.

Horace, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (120 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In labouring to be brief, I become obscure.

Horace, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If food were free, why work?

Doug Horton, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.

Elbert Hubbard, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (166 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who never do any more than they get paid for never get paid for any more than they do.

Elbert Hubbard, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (193 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (897 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Mindy Romero

Don't do whatever you like -- like whatever you do.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (814 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Austin Holmes  · 

Even if you aren't making money at your job, but doing something you love to do, you are a true success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are?

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First Law of Bicycling: No matter where you're going, it's uphill and against the wind.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (754 ratings)  ·  submitted (updated 6:10)

Give a man a fish and he'll ask for a lemon. Teach a man to fish and he'll leave work early on Friday.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God gives every bird his worm, but he doesn't throw it into the nest.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

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