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tiny.ag/zsifm5dt  ·   Fair (293 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

George Bernard Shaw, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/nyqgzd3d  ·   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

tiny.ag/q0iwme1d  ·   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

tiny.ag/npf5ywfi  ·   Fair (473 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Confucius, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/rxjp4mey  ·   Fair (324 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.

Ben Bayol, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/lsxp5q2w  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Robert Benchley, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/i5ba47dl  ·   Fair (478 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It gets late early out there.

Yogi Berra, (on Yankee Stadium in the fall), in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/gfpih4lb  ·   Fair (315 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

William Blake, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/veiyrnvp  ·   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

tiny.ag/8dojvkdg  ·   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

tiny.ag/g9nfhw0y  ·   Fair (552 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Albert Camus, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/lapwdvsc  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.

Bertrand Russell, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/5kc4i3zm  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

Bertrand Russell, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/o4p0buwi  ·   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

tiny.ag/dpsm3a6e  ·   Fair (916 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Republic (paperback)

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato, The Republic, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/sectwkrh  ·   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

tiny.ag/wjvn8okc  ·   Fair (186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

Pablo Picasso, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/2gn81rn4  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/z9mjngin  ·   Fair (1195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Republic (paperback)

Necessity is the mother of invention.

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

tiny.ag/ijbwubwa  ·   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