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Comment#  ·   Fair (193 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (897 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Mindy Romero

Don't do whatever you like -- like whatever you do.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (814 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Austin Holmes  · 

Even if you aren't making money at your job, but doing something you love to do, you are a true success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are?

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First Law of Bicycling: No matter where you're going, it's uphill and against the wind.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (754 ratings)  ·  submitted (updated 8:10)

Give a man a fish and he'll ask for a lemon. Teach a man to fish and he'll leave work early on Friday.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God gives every bird his worm, but he doesn't throw it into the nest.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God gives the nuts, but he doesn't crack them.

Unknown, (German proverb), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Grinnell's Law of Labor Laxity: At all times, for any task, you have not got enough done today.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (941 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Glenn Troester

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Holt's Law: All jobs are easy to the person who doesn't have to do them.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm not afraid of work... I can even sleep beside it.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If bankers can count, how come they have eight windows and only four tellers?

Unknown, in 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

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 (473 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (130 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's no real need to do housework -- after four years it doesn't get any worse.

Quentin Crisp, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

Leonardo Da Vinci, in Work and Recreation

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