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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 (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tsu, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

Lao Tsu, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend.

Doug Larson, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, and paradise is when you have none.

Doug Larson, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (1364 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Ron Leemans

Leemans' Law: Junk expands to fill the space allotted.

Ron Leemans, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

A. J. Liebling, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.

Abraham Lincoln, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (715 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 1532, in Work and Recreation

The Prince (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.

Harold R. McAlindon, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (1177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Wilson Mizner, (Alva Johnston: The Legendary Mizners, 1953), in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

The Legendary Mizners (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (1020 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

He who rocks the boat seldom has time to row it.

Bryan Munro, in Work and Recreation

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