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Work and Recreation

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tiny.ag/lfkbz3xn  ·   Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/yif1p5kz  ·   Fair (963 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The early bird catches the worm.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ltngvuik  ·   Fair (235 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The burden is equal to the horse's strength.

Unknown, (The Talmud), in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/y2wjstfn  ·   Fair (286 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The amount of work to be done increases in proportion to the amount of work already completed.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/8wyy0jwo  ·   Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Barbara Postman

Please excuse the length of this letter; I do not have time to be brief.

Unknown, (attributed to G. B. Shaw, Bertrand Russell, and Blaise Pascal), in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/cdzh2i5q  ·   Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/gmwn1b4c  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck, in Life and Death and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/o4p0buwi  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Not to be able to bear poverty is a shameful thing, but not to know how to chase it away by work is a more shameful thing yet.

Pericles, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/sectwkrh  ·   Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurence J. Peter, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ijbwubwa  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Peter's Principle: In an organization, each person rises to the level of his own incompetence.

Laurence J. Peter, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/pnfrcj5n  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You will break the bow if you keep it always stretched.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/wjvn8okc  ·   Fair (186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

Pablo Picasso, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/z9mjngin  ·   Fair (1195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Republic (paperback)

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Plato, The Republic, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/zwhygpoj  ·   Fair (858 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/3xgs0jwo  ·   Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/me4bnv2q  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ogden's Law: The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/dpsm3a6e  ·   Fair (916 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Republic (paperback)

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato, The Republic, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/nqmdzsyl  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid all together.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/aoh5h6tb  ·   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

tiny.ag/litmxv5j  ·   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