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The objective of all dedicated employees should be to thoroughly analyse all situations, anticipate all problems prior to their occurrence, have answers for these problems, and move swiftly to solve these problems when called upon. However, When you are up to your ass in alligators it is difficult to remind yourself your initial objective was to drain the swamp.

Work Rule: Leave of Absence (for an Operation):
We are no longer allowing this practice. We wish to discourage any thoughts that you may not need all of whatever you have, and you should not consider having anything removed. We hired you as you are, and to have anything removed would certainly make you less than we bargained for.

There's no real need to do housework -- after four years it doesn't get any worse.

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

Action is the antidote to despair.

I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect men.

We, the unwilling,
led by the unknowing,
are doing the impossible
for the ungrateful.
We have done so much,
for so long,
with so little,
we are now qualified to do anything
with nothing.
It's true that the willing horse gets the heaviest load. It is also true that he develops the strongest muscles and gets the most oats.

Some folks are so busy laying up for a rainy day that they cannot enjoy good weather.

I no longer need to punish, deceive, or compromise myself. Unless, of course, I want to stay employed

Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.

Hard work will never kill you,
'Tis said all over town;
Sweat is the only liquid
In which you cannot drown.
A considerable number of persons are able to protect themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic phenomena only through intense work. --Karl Abraham

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. --Muhammad Ali (1942-____)

Remember this,--that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. 121-180 A. D.

People should tell your children what life is all about -- it's about work. Lauren Bacall (1924-____)

Business is really more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind, the aggregate nature of man, more continuously, and more deeply. But it does not LOOK as if it did. --Walter Bagehot

The humblest and the most unseen activity in the world can be the true worship of God. Work and worship literally become one. Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever; and man carries out that function when he does what God sent him into the world to do. Work well done rises like a hymn of praise to God. This means that the doctor on his rounds, the scientist in his laboratory, the teacher in his classroom, the musician at his music, the artist at his canvas, the shop assistant at his counter, the typist at her typewriter, the housewife in her kitchen -- all who are doing the work of the world as it should be done are joining in a great act of worship. ... William Barclay, The Revelation of John, vol. 1 [1961]

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.-- Charles Baudelaire

As a remedy against all ills - poverty, sickness, and melancholy - only one thing is absolutely necessary: a liking for work. --Baudelaire (1821-1867)

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. - Robert Benchley (1889-1945) In "The Algonquin Wits," ed. by Robert E. Drennan, 1968.

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. --William Bennett

Helping his wife wash the dishes, a minister protested, "This isn't a man's job." "Oh yes it is," his wife retorted, quoting 2 Kings 21:13: "I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down." --Tal Bonham

By doing just a little every day, you can gradually let the task completely overwhelm you.-- Ashleigh Brilliant

I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it, and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon. --William F. Buckley

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. --John Burroughs

A bus station is where a bus stops.
A train station is where a train stops.
On my desk I have a workstation. --George Carlin

Work is the grand cure for all maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind - honest work, which you intend getting done.-- T Carlyle (1795-1881)

All men, if they work not as in the great taskmaster's eye, will work wrong, and work unhappily for themselves and for you. --Thomas Carlyle

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.... Dale Carnegie

I know of very few people who actually enjoy retirement, the notable exceptions being those people who have found some other job, usually on a part-time basis and working on something they find worthwhile. ...most men dislike a world away from work, feeling redundant and unwanted.
John Copelnad, Diary, w/e 12.6.99

There's no labor a man can do that's undignified, if he does it right. - Bill Cosby

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. --Thomas Edison

Every man's task is his life preserver. -- Emerson

All work and no pay makes a housewife. --Evan Esar (1899-1995)

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. Sam Ewing

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labour by taking up another. -- Anatole France (1844-1924) "The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard."

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.--Anne Frank (1929 - 1945) German-Dutch diarist "The Diary of a Young Girl," 1947; tr. 1952

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.-- Benjamin Franklin

The long-range sloution to high unemployment is to increase the incentive for ordinary people to save, invest, work, and employ others. We make it costly for employers to employ people; we subsidize people not to go to work We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
Milton Friedman, article in US News & World Report (March, 1977)

The world is full of willing people. Some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. --Robert Frost

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.--Attributed to Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Employment is nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.-- Galen

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. - Indira Gandhi (1917 &endash; 1984)

An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society that scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.- John W. Gardner

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. - James Goldsmith(1933 &endash; 1997)

Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry. - William Golding (1911-1993) Rough Magic, lecture, 16 Feb 1977.

I awaken in the morning with confidence, rejoicing in whatever work is given to me to do. Whatever that work is, I do it, not in order to earn a living or in a sense of performing an onerous duty; but, with joy and gladness, I let it unfold as the activity of God's expression through me. ~ Joel S Goldsmith

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.
Maxim Gorky (1868-1936) "The Lower Depths," 1902.

A servant with this clause
Makes drudgery divine;
Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws
Makes that and the action fine.
George Herbert The Elixir.
To reach the port of Heaven we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sail, and not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Jesus... did not finish all the urgent tasks in Palestine or all the things He would have liked to do, but He did finish the work which God gave Him to do. The only alternative to frustration is to be sure that we are doing what God wants. Nothing substitutes for knowing that this day, this hour, in this place, we are doing the will of the Father. Then and only then can we think of all the other unfinished tasks with equanimity, and leave them with God. ... Charles E. Hummel (1923- ), The Tyranny of the Urgent [1997]

They intoxicate themselves with work so they won't see how they really are. --Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) : "Three Men in a Boat," ch. 15, 1889.

If I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment. - Douglas Jerrold (1803 &endash; 1857)

All industry must be excited by hope. -- Samuel Johnson: Rambler #117

Employment, sir, and hardships prevent melancholy. --Johnson

It is wonderful when a calculation is made, how little the mind is actually employed in the discharge on any profession. No man would be a Judge, upon the condition of being totally a Judge."-- Samuel Johnson (Boswell: Life of Johnson)

We are challenged on every hand to work untiringly to achieve excellence in our lifework. Not all men are called to specialized or professional jobs; even fewer rise to the heights of genius in the arts and sciences; many are called to be laborers in factories, fields and streets. But no work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. If a man is called to be a street sweeper he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say "Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear - is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle -- victorious.--Vince Lombardi

Every job has drudgery. ... The first secret of happiness is the recognition of this fundamental fact. -M. C. McIntosh

Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. . . . You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning. -- Louis Nizer (1902-1994) In "Simpson's Contemporary Quotations," by James B. Simpson

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller (1880-1968)"The Treasure Chest."

We are challenged on every hand to work untiringly to achieve excellence in our lifework. Not all men are called to specialized or professional jobs; even fewer rise to the heights of genius in the arts and sciences; many are called to be laborers in factories, fields and streets. But no work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. If a man is called to be a street sweeper he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say "Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

I realized that with hard work, the world was your oyster. You could do anything you wanted to do. I learned that at a young age. Chris Evert Lloyd (1954--)

And all young people are concerned environmentalists, but no one is interested in keeping the schoolyard clean!-- David McKay

When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest He returning chide,
"Doth God exact day-labor, light denied?"
I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies: "God doth not need
Either man's work, or His own gifts. Who best
Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best. His state
Is kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed,
And post o'er land and ocean without rest;
They also serve who only stand and wait."
John Milton (1608-1674) On his Blindness.
The obedience that is enjoined upon servants is obedience in its true and proper connotation because it is rendered to masters 'as unto Christ' (Ephesians 6:5). It is obedience, therefore, with all the qualities which distinguish > obedience < from coerced, involuntary, formal compliance with the master's directions; obedience is not merely subjection. This concept gives to the labour of the bond-servant an entirely different complexion; when the forces of redemptive grace were brought to bear upon slaves and bore fruit in the recognition of the lordship of Christ, the whole attitude of the slave to both labour and master was transformed.We must not become so absorbed in the questions that pertain to slavery thatwe discount, or overlook, the demand for obedience as it applies to the free. That Paul, for example, has the free in view as well as the bond is apparent from Ephesians 6:8 (cf. 1 Corinthians 7:21,22).The important consideration here is that it is not the fact of bond-service that grounds the necessity of obedience. It is grounded in the master-servant relationship however that relationship may have come to be constituted; it is the authority vested in the master by divine ordinance that makes subjection mandatory. Here again we have a principle of the biblical ethic that has far-reaching consequences.- PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCT [John Murray. Eerdmans.1984. p93-104]

Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. . . . You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning. -- Louis Nizer (1902-1994) In "Simpson's Contemporary Quotations," by James B. Simpson, 1988.

Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes. --P.J. O'Rourke

Do little things as though they were great, because of the majesty of Jesus Christ who does them in us, and who lives our life: and do the greatest things as though they were little and easy, because of His omnipotence. ... Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Pens├łes [1660]

No man on his death bed ever looked up into the eyes of his family and friends and said, "I wish I'd spent more time at the office."-- John Piper

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.-- Theodore Roosevelt

The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. --John Ruskin (1819-1900)

The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary. -- Vidal Sassoon

The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation. --George Bernard Shaw

The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic--in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea--known to medical science is work. --Thomas Szasz

Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that in your own time.
Charles Sykes DUMBING DOWN OUR KIDS.

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair. --Lord Tennyson

There is nothing so easy that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. --Publius Terentius

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It is not a day when you lounge around doing nothing: it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. Margaret Thatcher

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. --Henry David Thoreau_Walden_ (1854)

The Gospel, like its blessed Master, is always crucified between two thieves -- legalist of all sorts on the one hand and Antinomians on the other; the former robbing the Saviour of the glory of his work for us, and the other robbing him of the glory of his work within us. - James Henley Thornwell, from Antinomianism

You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with you.--- Tiorio

Work spares us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and need.- Francois Marie Arouet (Voltaire), 1694 - 1778

Inactivity is the beginning of all vice.-- CARL F. W. WALTHER

That which is everybody's business is nobody's business. Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Our aim is not "success" the way the world measures it but to please Christ by the way you tackle even work. Work is an act of worship to a Saviour.-- John White

The better work men do is always done under stress and at great personal cost. -William Carlos Williams

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