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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't remember what you can infer.

Harry Tennant, in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Men have become the tools of their tools.

Henry David Thoreau, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Mark Twain, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (571 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (892 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to work.

Robert Frost, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (2837 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only way round is through.

Robert Frost, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (1408 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Douglas Adams, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (552 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Albert Camus, in Work and Recreation

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