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Work and Recreation

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (367 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Theft from a single author is plagiarism. Theft from two is comparative study. Theft from three or more is research.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. It's better to belong to the first group because there is less competition.

Unknown, (Wilson on Home Improvement), 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 (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.

Stephen Wright, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it.

Steven Wright, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (825 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Jason Zalinger

Z-man's Law: When the paper is due, the printer will jam.

Jason Zalinger, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

Émile Zola, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted.

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

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