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Work and Recreation

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tiny.ag/h30nvlal  ·   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

tiny.ag/1j7y2lxu  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/fdy85ooy  ·   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

tiny.ag/s3vd0gnl  ·   Fair (715 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Prince (paperback)

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 1532, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/1jlvnd7w  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/egcfrh1m  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.

Abraham Lincoln, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/w4pngtxm  ·   Fair (1364 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Ron Leemans

Leemans' Law: Junk expands to fill the space allotted.

Ron Leemans, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ucgatbjm  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

A. J. Liebling, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/x1qgalmq  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend.

Doug Larson, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/i632izqc  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, and paradise is when you have none.

Doug Larson, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ttmfo8x5  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tsu, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/htpbx3e8  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

Lao Tsu, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/1ywkwx4s  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry Kissinger, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/kk02yrtg  ·   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

tiny.ag/nyqgzd3d  ·   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

tiny.ag/q0iwme1d  ·   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

tiny.ag/gsfxhwto  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Jane Hopkins, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/fpwszor9  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Horace, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/jdx09rkj  ·   Fair (120 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In labouring to be brief, I become obscure.

Horace, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/lkeuhfbn  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If food were free, why work?

Doug Horton, in Work and Recreation