Quote – The more business a man has to do

The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish; for he learns to economize his time.

— Judge Hale

Quote – Punctuality

Punctuality is the soul of business.

— Proverb

Quote – Law of Triviality

The time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum [of money] involved.

Cyril Northcote Parkinson

Quote – Parkinson’s Law

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

— Cyril Northcote Parkinson

Poetry – The Watch

I wakened on my hot, hard bed;
Upon the pillow lay my head;
Beneath the pillow I could hear
My little watch was ticking clear.
I thought the throbbing of it went
Like my continual discontent;
I thought it said in every tick:
I am so sick, so sick, so sick;
O death, come quick, come quick, come quick,
Come quick, come quick, come quick, come quick.

— Frances Darwin Cornford

Quote – Don’t let business control your life

Drive thy business, let not thy business drive thee. — Benjamin Franklin

— Benjamin Franklin

Poetry – A Wasted Day

I spoiled the day;
Hotly, in haste,
All the calm hours
I gashed and defaced.

Let me forget,
Let me embark
—Sleep for my boat—
And sail through the dark.

Till a new day
Heaven shall send,
Whole as an apple,
Kind as a friend.

— Frances Darwin Cornford