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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

Comment#  ·   Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (193 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you love your job, you will never have to work another day in your life.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (280 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always better to fail in doing something than to excel in doing nothing.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (261 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.

Unknown, (Russian proverb), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (231 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It usually takes a long time to find a shorter way.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid all together.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ogden's Law: The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Barbara Postman

Please excuse the length of this letter; I do not have time to be brief.

Unknown, (attributed to G. B. Shaw, Bertrand Russell, and Blaise Pascal), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

C. Northcote Parkinson, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (424 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.

George Patton, in War and Peace and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Peter's Principle: In an organization, each person rises to the level of his own incompetence.

Laurence J. Peter, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You will break the bow if you keep it always stretched.

Phaedrus, in Work and Recreation

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