Work and Recreation
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tiny.ag/tzsry6n4 · ★★☆☆ Fair (265 ratings) · submitted 1997
Men have become the tools of their tools.
tiny.ag/ih24x6bn · ★★☆☆ Fair (258 ratings) · submitted 1997
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready.
tiny.ag/17uoj5hx · ★★☆☆ Fair (356 ratings) · submitted 1997
Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
tiny.ag/g6oi3hzo · ★★☆☆ Fair (1079 ratings) · submitted 1997
We trained hard, but it seemed that everytime we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.
Unknown, (sometimes incorrectly attributed to Petronius Arbiter), in Work and Recreation
tiny.ag/iyzc6ufd · ★★☆☆ Fair (132 ratings) · submitted 1997
Don't remember what you can infer.
Harry Tennant, in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation
tiny.ag/sk2lr8ad · ★★☆☆ Fair (77 ratings) · submitted 1997
We will burn that bridge when we come to it.
tiny.ag/tymlwb79 · ★★☆☆ Fair (3392 ratings) · submitted 1997
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation
tiny.ag/zsifm5dt · ★★☆☆ 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
tiny.ag/nkplriz2 · ★★☆☆ Fair (187 ratings) · submitted 1997
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
tiny.ag/ye6jolzv · ★★☆☆ 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
tiny.ag/lapwdvsc · ★★☆☆ Fair (95 ratings) · submitted 1997
If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
tiny.ag/5kc4i3zm · ★★☆☆ Fair (111 ratings) · submitted 1997
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
tiny.ag/7graufwl · ★★☆☆ Fair (1408 ratings) · submitted 1997
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
tiny.ag/poux0n5r · ★★☆☆ Fair (851 ratings) · submitted 1997
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
tiny.ag/vpwdae8j · ★★☆☆ Fair (343 ratings) · submitted 1997
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation
tiny.ag/swonymzt · ★★☆☆ Fair (571 ratings) · submitted 1997
Well done is better than well said.
tiny.ag/9kdycunx · ★★☆☆ Fair (1386 ratings) · submitted 1997
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.
Robert Frost, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation
tiny.ag/lqexisvl · ★★☆☆ Fair (2837 ratings) · submitted 1997
The only way round is through.
tiny.ag/ijspqkhd · ★★☆☆ Fair (213 ratings) · submitted 1997
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
tiny.ag/z9ylo64a · ★★☆☆ Fair (90 ratings) · submitted 1997
Most problems are either unimportant or impossible to solve.
Victor Galaz, (on why he is so silent during meetings), in Work and Recreation