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tiny.ag/nkplriz2  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ye6jolzv  ·   Fair (197 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.

E. Merrill Root, in Happiness and Misery and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/lapwdvsc  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.

Bertrand Russell, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/5kc4i3zm  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

Bertrand Russell, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/lsxp5q2w  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Robert Benchley, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/rxjp4mey  ·   Fair (324 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.

Ben Bayol, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/7en31ycm  ·   Fair (80 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who work sitting down are paid more than people who work standing up.

Ray Prince, 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/bgvxtarp  ·   Fair (1204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

Thomas Jefferson, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/t6cxlzxo  ·   Fair (1006 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness.

Thomas Jefferson, in Wealth and Poverty and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/qyerpit3  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

Samuel Johnson, in Art and Literature and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ey8g1nc6  ·   Fair (243 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trouble is only an opportunity in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser, 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/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/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/lfgwyibv  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Consistency is the final refuge of the unimaginative.

Ray Prince, 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/vyrtb5n8  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.

Ray Prince, 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