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Work and Recreation

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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/zuhrgxko  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A large, clumsy umbrella is the best protection against the rain: there will be no rain as long as you're lugging it around.

Peter Wastholm, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/0tuizhv2  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.

Geri Weitzman, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/3uxqwbaj  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Oscar Wilde, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/hevntg1m  ·   Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

H. H. Williams, in Wisdom and Ignorance 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