„Men are not really born either hopelessly idle, or preternaturally industrious. They may move in one direction or the other as will or circumstances dictate, but it is open to any man to work.“

Success, 1921.

Obtenido de Wikiquote. Última actualización 3 de Junio de 2021. Historia
William Maxwell Aitken Foto
William Maxwell Aitken3
político y escritor anglo-canadiense 1879 - 1964

Citas similares

Samuel Butler Foto

„To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902

Further Extracts from the Note-Books of Samuel Butler http://books.google.com/books?id=zltaAAAAMAAJ&q="To+do+great+work+a+man+must+be+very+idle+as+well+as+very+industrious"&pg=PA262#v=onepage, compiled and edited by A.T. Bartholomew (1934), p. 262

Agatha Christie Foto
Frederick Douglass Foto
André-Marie Ampère Foto
Tom Stoppard Foto

„Each move is dictated by the previous one--that is the meaning of order“

—  Tom Stoppard, libro Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Fuente: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Calvin Coolidge Foto

„It is not industry, but idleness, that is degrading.“

—  Calvin Coolidge, libro The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, Cosmopolitan Book Corporation (1929), p. 68.

Susan Sontag Foto
Lois McMaster Bujold Foto

„Men may move mountains, but ideas move men.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga

Vorkosigan Saga, Borders of Infinity (1989)

Thomas Hobbes Foto
Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough Foto
William Graham Sumner Foto

„If I want to be free from any other man’s dictation, I must understand that I can have no other man under my control.“

—  William Graham Sumner American academic 1840 - 1910

The Forgotten Man and Other Essays (corrected edition), “The Forgotten Man” 1883 http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/sumner-the-forgotten-man-and-other-essays-corrected-edition?q=Civil+liberty+is+the+status#Sumner_1225_701.

André Breton Foto
Jacque Fresco Foto
John Smith (explorer) Foto

„You must obey this now for a Law, that he that will not worke shall not eate (except by sicknesse he be disabled:) for the labours of thirtie or fortie honest and industrious men shall not be consumed to maintaine an hundred and fiftie idle loyterers.“

—  John Smith (explorer) Admiral of New England, was an English soldier, explorer, and author 1580 - 1631

Advice to his company when he was governor of Jamestown Colony, Virginia (1608); reported in The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & The Summer Isles (1907), vol. 1, chapter 10, p. 174.

Steve Jobs Foto

„People say sometimes, "You work in the fastest-moving industry in the world."“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011

I don't feel that way. I think I work in one of the slowest. It seems to take forever to get anything done. All of the graphical-user interface stuff that we did with the Macintosh was pioneered at Xerox PARC [the company's legendary Palo Alto Research Center] and with Doug Engelbart at SRI [a future-oriented think tank at Stanford] in the mid-'70s. And here we are, just about the mid-'90s, and it's kind of commonplace now. But it's about a 10-to-20-year lag. That's a long time.
1990s, Rolling Stone interview (1994)

Samuel Bowles Foto
Robert G. Ingersoll Foto
John Wallis Foto

„I must trust to my owne Industry, and such Observations as the present Case should afford. And indeed the Nature of the Thing is scarce capable of any other Directions“

—  John Wallis English mathematician 1616 - 1703

An Essay on the Art of Decyphering (1737)
Contexto: I saw, there was little or no Help to bee exspected from others; but that if I should have further Occasions of that Kind, I must trust to my owne Industry, and such Observations as the present Case should afford. And indeed the Nature of the Thing is scarce capable of any other Directions; every new Cipher allmost being contrived in a new Way, which doth not admit any constant Method for the finding of it out: But hee that will do any Thing in it, must first furnish himself with Patience and Sagacity, as well as hee may, and then Consilium in arenâ capere, and make the best Conjectures hee can, till hee shall happen upon something that hee may conclude for Truth.<!--p.14

Martin Heidegger Foto

Temas relacionados