Tuesday 9 June 2015

It's only work if somebody makes you do it


It's only work if somebody makes you do it.

Calvin and Hobbes

It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.

Dr. Johnson

I only know of two very real ills in life, remorse and sickness.

Prince Andrey to Pierre in Tolstoy's War and Peace

There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art and knowledge.

Friedrich Nietzsche

No man can please others who does not please himself.

Frederic Harrison.

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. 

Noël Coward. This is very true about politics in our day.

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume 

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.

Gore Vidal

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

Christopher Morley

Not heav'n itself upon the past has power
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

Horace, translated by Dryden


  1. All very true.The Noel Coward is a particularly savoury truth in my experience.

  2. Paul,
    If you don't get paid for it, it isn't work :).