Work and Laziness

"In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You work hard to be good and then to be great, but when you're great, you don't just want to be good."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I am never in such good company as when I am alone; I am never so busy as when I have nothing to do."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An Artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things."


Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The greatest things ever done on Earth have been done little by little."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"No rules for success will work if you don't."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their jobs done."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Who is more busy than he who hath least to do?"


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "Notebooks"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?"

William Morris
William Morris "News From Nowhere"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

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


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Parents and Children"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The shortest answer is doing."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Keep always busy so that the devil will find you always engaged."

St. Jerome
St. Jerome "Epistulae"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich."

Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich "Marlene Dietrich's ABC"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase "It is the busiest man who has time to spare.""


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "In Search of Goethe from Within"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"An "unemployed" existence is a worse negation of life than death itself."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Revolt of the Masses"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form."

André Maurois
André Maurois "The Art of Living"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. "


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"One generation plants trees, another gets the shade."


Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God sells knowledge for labour -- honour for risk."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Tomorrow is the busiest day of the year."


Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)