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Comment#  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not reached their level of incompetence.

Unknown, (probably a misquote of Peter's Principle), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (217 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You may only have two of the three choices: (1) Enjoy your job. (2)Work within the law. (3)Make lots of money.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving -- we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Jane Hopkins, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.

Horace, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (120 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In labouring to be brief, I become obscure.

Horace, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If food were free, why work?

Doug Horton, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.

Elbert Hubbard, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (166 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who never do any more than they get paid for never get paid for any more than they do.

Elbert Hubbard, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (235 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The burden is equal to the horse's strength.

Unknown, (The Talmud), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (963 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The early bird catches the worm.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (369 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Theft from a single author is plagiarism. Theft from two is comparative study. Theft from three or more is research.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. It's better to belong to the first group because there is less competition.

Unknown, (Wilson on Home Improvement), in Work and Recreation

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