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Work and Recreation

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tiny.ag/jdx09rkj  ·   Fair (120 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In labouring to be brief, I become obscure.

Horace, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/fpwszor9  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.

Horace, in Work and Recreation

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

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Jane Hopkins, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/upvjznor  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving -- we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/tcptnzkj  ·   Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.

Oliver Herford, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/zwylfryx  ·   Fair (1391 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dune (paperback)

It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.

Frank Herbert, Dune, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ggsm1y50  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never mistake motion for action.

Ernest Hemingway, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/vmqykh2c  ·   Fair (1049 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Catch-22 (paperback)

The Lord gave us farmers two strong hands so we could grab as much as we could with both of them.

Joseph Heller, Catch-22, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/klzpgkqd  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Committee: A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit to do the unnecessary.

Richard Harkness, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/zjurgdnl  ·   Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If one has not given everything, one has given nothing.

Georges Guynemer, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/7graufwl  ·   Fair (1408 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/tymlwb79  ·   Fair (3392 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ljkvotgg  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No vacation goes unpunished.

Karl A. Hakkarainen, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/sk2lr8ad  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We will burn that bridge when we come to it.

Nick Gorski, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/atei0hjc  ·   Fair (892 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to work.

Robert Frost, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/nmt3rb5r  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My work is a game -- a very serious game.

M. C. Escher, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/poux0n5r  ·   Fair (851 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/vpwdae8j  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/swonymzt  ·   Fair (571 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/z9ylo64a  ·   Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most problems are either unimportant or impossible to solve.

Victor Galaz, (on why he is so silent during meetings), in Work and Recreation