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tiny.ag/yqsvb7xj  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People forget how fast you did a job -- but they remember how well you did it.

Howard W. Newton, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/g6oi3hzo  ·   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

tiny.ag/rgpxjajw  ·   Fair (1020 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

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

Bryan Munro, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/1qmfwyu2  ·   Fair (1177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Legendary Mizners (paperback)

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

tiny.ag/lkeuhfbn  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If food were free, why work?

Doug Horton, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/vmqykh2c  ·   Fair (1049 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Catch-22 (paperback)

The Lord gave us farmers two strong hands so we could grab as much as we could with both of them.

Joseph Heller, Catch-22, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ggsm1y50  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never mistake motion for action.

Ernest Hemingway, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/zwylfryx  ·   Fair (1391 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dune (paperback)

It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.

Frank Herbert, Dune, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/tcptnzkj  ·   Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.

Oliver Herford, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/gsfxhwto  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Jane Hopkins, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/fpwszor9  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Horace, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/jdx09rkj  ·   Fair (120 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In labouring to be brief, I become obscure.

Horace, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/upvjznor  ·   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

tiny.ag/tymlwb79  ·   Fair (3392 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/sk2lr8ad  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We will burn that bridge when we come to it.

Nick Gorski, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/zjurgdnl  ·   Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If one has not given everything, one has given nothing.

Georges Guynemer, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/klzpgkqd  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Committee: A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit to do the unnecessary.

Richard Harkness, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ljkvotgg  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No vacation goes unpunished.

Karl A. Hakkarainen, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/7graufwl  ·   Fair (1408 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/swonymzt  ·   Fair (571 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin, in Work and Recreation