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Comment#  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Douglas Adams, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (193 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (897 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Mindy Romero

Don't do whatever you like -- like whatever you do.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (814 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Austin Holmes  · 

Even if you aren't making money at your job, but doing something you love to do, you are a true success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are?

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First Law of Bicycling: No matter where you're going, it's uphill and against the wind.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (754 ratings)  ·  submitted (updated 7:10)

Give a man a fish and he'll ask for a lemon. Teach a man to fish and he'll leave work early on Friday.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God gives every bird his worm, but he doesn't throw it into the nest.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God gives the nuts, but he doesn't crack them.

Unknown, (German proverb), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Grinnell's Law of Labor Laxity: At all times, for any task, you have not got enough done today.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (941 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Glenn Troester

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Holt's Law: All jobs are easy to the person who doesn't have to do them.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If food were free, why work?

Doug Horton, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Geri Weitzman, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Oscar Wilde, in Work and Recreation

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