Work and Recreation
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There's no real need to do housework -- after four years it doesn't get any worse.
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.
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.
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.
Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.