Work and Recreation
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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
People who never do any more than they get paid for never get paid for any more than they do.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.
Theft from a single author is plagiarism. Theft from two is comparative study. Theft from three or more is research.
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.
There are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. It's better to belong to the first group because there is less competition.
You may only have two of the three choices: (1) Enjoy your job. (2)Work within the law. (3)Make lots of money.
Westheimer's Discovery: A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library.
Work is accomplished by those employees who have not reached their level of incompetence.