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Work and Recreation

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tiny.ag/brwg7szk  ·   Fair (526 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness.

Havelock Ellis, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/jagw9uxy  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.

Scott Elledge, (on his retirement from Cornell University), in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/imptt3kq  ·   Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Farming looks easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a cornfield.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ljsjuhkx  ·   Fair (826 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (paperback)

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

tiny.ag/gfpih4lb  ·   Fair (315 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

William Blake, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/veiyrnvp  ·   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

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.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/2guiksyw  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Mark Twain, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/mwkuerjp  ·   Fair (340 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.

Mark Twain, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/0tuizhv2  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.

Geri Weitzman, in Work and Recreation

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

A large, clumsy umbrella is the best protection against the rain: there will be no rain as long as you're lugging it around.

Peter Wastholm, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/cpaduz0t  ·   Fair (799 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Direct (audio CD)

I function as a channel from which music emerges from the chaos of noise.

Vangelis, (from the album Direct), 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/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/tzsry6n4  ·   Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Men have become the tools of their tools.

Henry David Thoreau, in Work and Recreation

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.

Henry David Thoreau, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/0adqbc8f  ·   Fair (518 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/mgtvsjqa  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/oqpuijzx  ·   Fair (625 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hell, there are no rules here -- we're trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/8d5pktgj  ·   Fair (491 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

Dyer, Dyer's Law, in Work and Recreation