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  Japanese (2)
To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection. In fact, success represents 1 per cent of your work which results from the 99 per cent that is called failure.
Soichiro Honda

The tail tracks the head. If the head moves fast the tail will keep up the same pace. If the head is sluggish, the tail will drop.
Konosuke Matsushita

  Jealousy (10)
Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbour's house, thou shalt not
covet thy neighbour's wife, nor
his manservant, nor his maid-
servant, nor his ox, nor his ass,
nor any thing that is thy neigh-
bour's.

Exodus 20:17, King James Version
Holy Bible

Set me as a seal upon thine
heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for
love is strong as death; jealousy
is cruel as the grave: the coals
thereof are coals of fire, which
hath a most vehement flame.

Song of Solomon 8:6, King James Version
Holy Bible

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
Elizabeth Bowen

If something pleasant happens to you, don't forget to tell it to your friends, to make them feel bad.
Casimir

Holding hands at midnight
'Neath a starry sky,
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.

Ira Gershwin

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
Françoise Sagan

Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms.
George Savile

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.

Othello
William Shakespeare

Oh! how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
As You Like It
William Shakespeare

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.
Gore Vidal

  Job (30)
The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
Bella Abzug

Work was like cats were supposed to be: if you disliked and feared it ... it knew at once and sought you out and jumped on your lap and climbed all over you to show how much it loved you.
Kingsley Amis

Some time when you're feeling important
Some time when your ego's in bloom
Some time when you feel you are
The best qualified man in the room,
Some time when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow this simple instruction
And see how it humbles the soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water
Place your hands in it up to your wrists
Take them out and the hole that remains
Is a measure of how you'll be missed.
You may splash all you like as they enter
You may stir up the water galore
But take them out and in just a moment
It will look just the same as before.
The moral of this is quite simple
Just do the best that you can.
Be proud of yourself but remember
There is no indispensable man.

Cassell's Humorous Quotations
Anonymous

We spend most of our lives working. So why do so few people have a good time doing it?
Richard Branson

Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus

Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Winston Churchill

Women do two thirds of the world's work ... Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
Barber Conable

Two things to help keep one's job. First, let the boss think he's having his own way. Second, let him have it.
Sam Ewing

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is duty, life is slavery.
Maxim Gorky

People in the company are almost never fired ... they are encouraged to retire early or are eased aside into hollow, insignificant positions with fake functions and no authority where they are sheepish and unhappy for as long as they remain.
Joseph Heller

I don't think that work ever really destroyed anybody. I think that lack of work destroys them a hell of a lot more.
Katherine Hepburn

Tomorrow's typical career will be neither linear nor continuous, nor will it always be upwards. Instead, one's life work will take more of a zig-zag course.
Tom Horton

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

The power of the position is giving way to the power of the person. A formal title and its placement on an organization chart have less to do with career prospects and success ... than the skills and ideas a person brings to that work.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Our vision controls the way we think and, therefore, the way we act ... the vision we have of our jobs determines what we do and the opportunities we see or don't see.
Charles Koch

You're fired! No other words can so easily and succinctly reduce a confident, self-assured executive to an insecure, groveling shred of his former self.
Frank P. Louchheim

I don't know any executive who ever thought about stress, although a lot of other people do. No one ever dies of hard work. But a lot of people die once they retire from an active job.
Ian MacGregor

Big things and little things are my job. Middle level management can be delegated.
Konosuke Matsushita

I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.
H. L. Mencken

When I find an employee who turns out to be wrong for a job, I feel it is my fault because I made the decision to hire him.
Akio Morita

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
C. Northcote Parkinson

People don't choose their careers; they are engulfed by them.
John Dos Passos

The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss.
Diane Ravitch

Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results.
Caskie Stinnett

Get to know your people. What they do well, what they enjoy doing, what their weaknesses and strengths are, and what they want and need to get from their job.
Robert Townsend

It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
Harry S. Truman

There is no human failure greater than to launch a profoundly important endeavour and then leave it half done.
Barbara Ward

The point of work-out is to give people better jobs. When people see that their ideas count, their dignity is raised. Instead of feeling numb, like robots, they feel important.
Jack Welch

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
E. O. Wilson

When you retire ... you go from who's who to who's that, like stepping off the pier (or) achieving statutory senility.
Walter Wriston

  Jokes (6)
A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.
Max Eastman

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humour.
Max Eastman

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.

Robert Frost

Hello, Condoleezza Rice? You have me to deal with now.
A masked Hamas gunman, joking into the telephone of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after taking control of his government compound on June 15, 2007.
Hamas

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven't seen the joke yet.
Oliver Herford

I don't make jokes; I just watch the government and report the facts.
Will Rogers

  Joy (11)
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Richard David Bach

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
Francis Bacon

Love seeketh only Self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another's loss of ease,
And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite.

William Blake

We spend most of our lives working. So why do so few people have a good time doing it?
Richard Branson

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
Jimmy Carter

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is duty, life is slavery.
Maxim Gorky

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
David Hume

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness;

Endymion
John Keats

Happiness ... lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
George Bernard Shaw

  Judgment (8)
Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Brown

If we all were judged according to the consequences
Of all our words and deeds, beyond the intention
And beyond our limited understanding
Of ourselves and others, we should all be condemned.

T. S. Eliot

A long line of cases shows that it is not merely of some importance, but is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.
Gordon Hewart

What a difficult thing it is to ask someone's advice on a matter without coloring his judgment by the way in which we present our problem.
Blaise Pascal

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils.
Woodrow Wilson

Hindsight gives everyone perfect vision.
Chris Wright

Jugment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.
Walter Wriston