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Comment#  ·   Fair (315 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

William Blake, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (135 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.

"Fats" Domino, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (389 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.

David Dunham, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (491 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

Dyer, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (413 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (625 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hell, there are no rules here -- we're trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (518 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein, 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 (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

Publius Terentius Afer, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (826 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (324 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.

Ben Bayol, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Robert Benchley, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (478 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It gets late early out there.

Yogi Berra, (on Yankee Stadium in the fall), in 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 9:10)

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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