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Work and Recreation

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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/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/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/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/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/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/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

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/und8ojtl  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.

Harold R. McAlindon, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/pftkqbv2  ·   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

tiny.ag/ttmfo8x5  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tsu, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/htpbx3e8  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

Lao Tsu, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/x1qgalmq  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend.

Doug Larson, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/i632izqc  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, and paradise is when you have none.

Doug Larson, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/w4pngtxm  ·   Fair (1364 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Ron Leemans

Leemans' Law: Junk expands to fill the space allotted.

Ron Leemans, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ucgatbjm  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

A. J. Liebling, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/egcfrh1m  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.

Abraham Lincoln, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/s3vd0gnl  ·   Fair (715 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Prince (paperback)

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 1532, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/1jlvnd7w  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/1ywkwx4s  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry Kissinger, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation