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A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.
/Murphy's Law/

After all is said and done, a hell of a lot more is said than done.
/Murphy's Law/

After you bought a replacement for something you've lost and searched for everywhere, you'll find the original.
/Murphy's Law/

Always do whatever's next.
George Carlin

Any tool dropped will fall where it can cause the most damage.
/Murphy's Law/

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

Behind every little problem there's a larger problem, waiting for the little problem to get out of the way.
/Murphy's Law/

Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will use it.
/Murphy's Law/

Chaos always wins, because it's better organized.
/Murphy's Law/

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius

Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.
William Feather

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu

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

Don't fix something that ain't broke, 'cause you'll break it and you still can't fix it
/Murphy's Law/

Everything takes longer than you think.
/Murphy's Law/

Find something in life that you love doing. If you make a lot of money, that's a bonus, and if you don't, you still won't hate going to work.
Jeff Foxworthy

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Abraham Lincoln

Good enough - isn't, unless there is a deadline.
/Murphy's Law/

Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you think, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
/Murphy's Law/

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
Winston Churchill

If all else fails, hit it with a big hammer.
/Murphy's Law/

If at first you don't succeed destroy all evidence that you ever tried.
/Murphy's Law/

If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.
Lewis Carroll /Alice in Wonderland/

If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
/Murphy's Law/

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
Michelangelo

If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are really good, you will get out of it.
/Murphy's Law/

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
John Wayne

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.
Ogden Nash

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
John Ruskin

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
Pablo Picasso

It always seems impossible until its done.
Nelson Mandela

It is a well-known fact in any organization that, if you want a job done, you should give it to someone who is already very busy.
Terry Pratchett

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry S. Truman

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Winston Churchill

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau

It is seldom very hard to do one's duty when one knows what it is, but it is often exceedingly difficult to find this out.
Samuel Butler

Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD.
/Murphy's Law/

No good deed goes unpunished.
/Murphy's Law/

No matter how many resources you have, it is never enough.
/Murphy's Law/

No part ever fails where you can reach it, or where there is enough light to see how to replace it.
/Murphy's Law/

Nothing is as easy as it looks.
/Murphy's Law/

One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
Vincent Van Gogh

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

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
George Bernard Shaw

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

Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable.
Kin Hubbard

Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
John Ruskin

Someone else always seems to get the credit for your work.
/Murphy's Law/

The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else... Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!
Earl Nightingale

The boss is always right. If the boss is wrong, refer back to the rule.
/Murphy's Law/

The file you are looking for is always at the bottom of the largest pile.
/Murphy's Law/

The first 90% of a project takes 90% of the time, the last 10% takes the other 90% of the time.
/Murphy's Law/

The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.
Oswald Chambers

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Peter Drucker

There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over.
/Murphy's Law/

Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
Samuel Butler

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
Don Marquis

When in doubt, mumble. When in trouble, delegate.
/Murphy's Law/

When something goes wrong, you cannot find the solution in the instruction booklet, but someone else always does.
/Murphy's Law/

When things are going right, you won't notice
/Murphy's Law/

When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.
/Murphy's Law/

Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.
/Murphy's Law/

You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.
/Murphy's Law/

You have to look where you lost it.
/Murphy's Law/

You will always find something in the last place you look.
/Murphy's Law/

You will find an easy way to do it, after you've finished doing it.
/Murphy's Law/
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