Work and Recreation
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Parkinson's Fourth Law: The number of people in any working group tends to increase regardless of the amount of work to be done.
Parkinson's First Law: Work expands to fill the time available.
Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.
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.
People forget how fast you did a job -- but they remember how well you did it.
Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend.
Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, and paradise is when you have none.
I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
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.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have done.