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Comment#  ·   Fair (1020 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

He who rocks the boat seldom has time to row it.

Bryan Munro, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People forget how fast you did a job -- but they remember how well you did it.

Howard W. Newton, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (324 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.

Robert Orben, in Wealth and Poverty and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (1649 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.

P. J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World, in Altruism and Cynicism and 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

Comment#  ·   Fair (186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

Pablo Picasso, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (1195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Plato, The Republic, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (916 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato, The Republic, in Work and Recreation

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (858 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, in Work and Recreation

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

Comment#  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Consistency is the final refuge of the unimaginative.

Ray Prince, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.

Ray Prince, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (80 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who work sitting down are paid more than people who work standing up.

Ray Prince, in Work and Recreation

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