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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/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/iyzc6ufd  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't remember what you can infer.

Harry Tennant, in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/g6oi3hzo  ·   Fair (1079 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We trained hard, but it seemed that everytime we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.

Unknown, (sometimes incorrectly attributed to Petronius Arbiter), in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/kwzypjqf  ·   Fair (475 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

Aristotle, in 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/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/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/ijspqkhd  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Douglas Adams, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/pftkqbv2  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

Publius Terentius Afer, 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/nkplriz2  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ye6jolzv  ·   Fair (197 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.

E. Merrill Root, in Happiness and Misery and Work and Recreation