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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

Comment#  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Work is only work if you'd rather be doing something else.

Ray Prince, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A conference is just an admission that you want somebody to join you in your troubles.

Will Rogers, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Theodore Roosevelt, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (475 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

Aristotle, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (315 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

William Blake, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (478 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It gets late early out there.

Yogi Berra, (on Yankee Stadium in the fall), 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

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