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Work and Recreation

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tiny.ag/2gn81rn4  ·   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

tiny.ag/wbfvn5e9  ·   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

tiny.ag/nculh4pd  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Ray Prince, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/7en31ycm  ·   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

tiny.ag/vyrtb5n8  ·   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

tiny.ag/lfgwyibv  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Consistency is the final refuge of the unimaginative.

Ray Prince, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/zwhygpoj  ·   Fair (858 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

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

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

tiny.ag/rgpxjajw  ·   Fair (1020 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

He who rocks the boat seldom has time to row it.

Bryan Munro, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/yqsvb7xj  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People forget how fast you did a job -- but they remember how well you did it.

Howard W. Newton, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/litmxv5j  ·   Fair (324 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.

Robert Orben, in Wealth and Poverty and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/aoh5h6tb  ·   Fair (1649 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.

P. J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World, in Altruism and Cynicism and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/qwlroxym  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Parkinson's First Law: Work expands to fill the time available.

C. Northcote Parkinson, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/xpfjtqx9  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Parkinson's Fourth Law: The number of people in any working group tends to increase regardless of the amount of work to be done.

C. Northcote Parkinson, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/hrd6aj12  ·   Fair (424 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.

George Patton, in War and Peace and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/6r9xpf0v  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

George Patton, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/gmwn1b4c  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck, in Life and Death and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/o4p0buwi  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Not to be able to bear poverty is a shameful thing, but not to know how to chase it away by work is a more shameful thing yet.

Pericles, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/sectwkrh  ·   Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurence J. Peter, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/krs8ezg1  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/1qmfwyu2  ·   Fair (1177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Legendary Mizners (paperback)

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Wilson Mizner, (Alva Johnston: The Legendary Mizners, 1953), in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation