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Comment#  ·   Fair (916 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato, The Republic, in Work and Recreation

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (858 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, in Work and Recreation

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

Comment#  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Consistency is the final refuge of the unimaginative.

Ray Prince, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.

Ray Prince, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (80 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who work sitting down are paid more than people who work standing up.

Ray Prince, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Work is only work if you'd rather be doing something else.

Ray Prince, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A conference is just an admission that you want somebody to join you in your troubles.

Will Rogers, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Too much credit is given to the end result. The true lesson is in the struggle that takes place between the dream and reality. That struggle is a thing called life!

Garth Brooks, in Life and Death and 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 (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.

Elbert Hubbard, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (166 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who never do any more than they get paid for never get paid for any more than they do.

Elbert Hubbard, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (1204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

Thomas Jefferson, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (475 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

Aristotle, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

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