The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish; for he learns to economize his time.— Judge Hale
Punctuality is the soul of business.— Proverb
The time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum [of money] involved.— Cyril Northcote Parkinson
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.— Cyril Northcote Parkinson
I wakened on my hot, hard bed;— Frances Darwin Cornford
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.
Drive thy business, let not thy business drive thee. — Benjamin Franklin— Benjamin Franklin
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— Frances Darwin Cornford
Heaven shall send,
Whole as an apple,
Kind as a friend.