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Work and Recreation

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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/jagw9uxy  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.

Scott Elledge, (on his retirement from Cornell University), in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/brwg7szk  ·   Fair (526 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness.

Havelock Ellis, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/2ohv3gf8  ·   Fair (403 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/nmt3rb5r  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My work is a game -- a very serious game.

M. C. Escher, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/poux0n5r  ·   Fair (851 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/vpwdae8j  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin, in Success and Failure 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

tiny.ag/9kdycunx  ·   Fair (1386 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Robert Frost, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/atei0hjc  ·   Fair (892 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to work.

Robert Frost, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/lqexisvl  ·   Fair (2837 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only way round is through.

Robert Frost, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/z9ylo64a  ·   Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most problems are either unimportant or impossible to solve.

Victor Galaz, (on why he is so silent during meetings), in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/npf5ywfi  ·   Fair (473 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/nyqgzd3d  ·   Fair (130 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's no real need to do housework -- after four years it doesn't get any worse.

Quentin Crisp, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/q0iwme1d  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

Leonardo Da Vinci, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/fdy85ooy  ·   Fair (135 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.

"Fats" Domino, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/1j7y2lxu  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/5rylx71v  ·   Fair (389 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.

David Dunham, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/8d5pktgj  ·   Fair (491 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

Dyer, Dyer's Law, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/5gcdbjbx  ·   Fair (413 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Work and Recreation