Work and Recreation
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When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
A conference is just an admission that you want somebody to join you in your troubles.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
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.
Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.