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Comment#  ·   Fair (1177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

The Legendary Mizners (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (340 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.

Mark Twain, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (799 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I function as a channel from which music emerges from the chaos of noise.

Vangelis, (from the album Direct), in Work and Recreation

Direct (audio CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A large, clumsy umbrella is the best protection against the rain: there will be no rain as long as you're lugging it around.

Peter Wastholm, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wasting time is an important part of living.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Westheimer's Discovery: A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

Unknown, (Ethiopian proverb), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not reached their level of incompetence.

Unknown, (probably a misquote of Peter's Principle), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (217 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You may only have two of the three choices: (1) Enjoy your job. (2)Work within the law. (3)Make lots of money.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (701 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

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 (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Lao Tsu, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (1364 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Ron Leemans

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

Ron Leemans, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Abraham Lincoln, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (715 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

The Prince (paperback)

Comment#  ·   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

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