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Comment#  ·   Fair (473 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (130 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's no real need to do housework -- after four years it doesn't get any worse.

Quentin Crisp, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

Leonardo Da Vinci, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (293 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

George Bernard Shaw, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not reached their level of incompetence.

Unknown, (probably a misquote of Peter's Principle), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (217 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You may only have two of the three choices: (1) Enjoy your job. (2)Work within the law. (3)Make lots of money.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (701 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

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 (897 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try to relax and enjoy the crisis.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Too much credit is given to the end result. The true lesson is in the struggle that takes place between the dream and reality. That struggle is a thing called life!

Garth Brooks, in Life and Death and 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

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Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A conference is just an admission that you want somebody to join you in your troubles.

Will Rogers, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (197 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.

E. Merrill Root, in Happiness and Misery and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.

Bertrand Russell, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

Bertrand Russell, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wasting time is an important part of living.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Westheimer's Discovery: A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

Unknown, (Ethiopian proverb), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (1020 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

He who rocks the boat seldom has time to row it.

Bryan Munro, in Work and Recreation

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