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

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

I found a few quotes I had saved from years past.  They seem to be as relevant now as they were then.


We are born charming, fresh, and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.    Judith Martin

If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re headed.

The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.  Colette from Paris from my window 1944

You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.  Irish Proverb

I don’t confuse greatness with perfection.  To be great anyhow is the higher achievement.  Louis McMaster Bujold

If you would thoroughly know something, teach it to others.  Tryon Edwards

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as you can.   Sydney Smith

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way.  This happens to us all the time with computers and nobody thinks of complaining.  Jef Raskin

I’m an idealist.  I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.  Carl Sandberg

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don’t know where to go to erase it.  Glaserand Way

It is impossible to imagine Goeth or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.  H.L. Mencken

Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from good judgement.   Barry LePatner

I’ve always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, “Ain’t that the truth!”?  Quincy Jones

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.  Albert Einstein

Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.  Quentin Crisp

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.  Edward Teller

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

If the phone doesn’t ring, it’s me.  Jimmy Buffett

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Posted by on 29/08/2012 in art, poetry, quotes, teaching, travel


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