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Comment#  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (526 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Havelock Ellis, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (403 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My work is a game -- a very serious game.

M. C. Escher, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (851 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford, 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 (799 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Vangelis, (from the album Direct), in Work and Recreation

Direct (audio CD)

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Geri Weitzman, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Oscar Wilde, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

H. H. Williams, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (475 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

Aristotle, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (478 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It gets late early out there.

Yogi Berra, (on Yankee Stadium in the fall), 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

Comment#  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

Publius Terentius Afer, in Work and Recreation

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