Cafe Church August 2010



A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
George Bernard Shaw

Play: Work that you enjoy doing for nothing.
Evan Esar

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
Anatole France

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:33-34 (New International Version)

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
Rita Mae Brown

People find life entirely too time-consuming.
Stanislaw J. Lec

I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
Buzz Aldrin

I don't even butter my bread. I consider that cooking.
Katherine Cebrian

To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.
Jacques Derrida

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Doing nothing is very hard to do ... you never know when you're finished.
Leslie Nielsen

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Robert Louis Stevenson

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow

Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public.
Robert Morley

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
Peter Ustinov

There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?
Kin Hubbard

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
Robert Frost

I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

If you live long enough, the venerability factor creeps in; first, you get accused of things you never did, and later, credited for virtues you never had.
I. F. Stone

No good deed goes unpunished.
Clare Booth Luce

There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there's only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there's no reason why you shouldn't have a fairly good time.
Edith Wharton

If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
Bob Hope

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
Elbert Hubbard

But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"
Luke 10:40 (New International Version)

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
David Russell

In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
Frank Zappa

The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back.
Franklin P. Jones

Actions lie louder than words.
Carolyn Wells

I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later.
Mitch Hedberg

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jill a rich widow.
Evan Esar

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.
Orson Welles

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
Luke 12:24 (New International Version)

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley

Treat Every Day as your last because one day you will be right
Ford Transit Forum

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
Luke 10:39-42 (New International Version)

For 10 seconds to take a deep breath
For 1 minute to take in the view
For a couple of minutes to brew a cuppa
For 10 minutes to clear your head
For 20 minutes to call your mum
For half an hour to exercise your body
For a couple of hours to read a good book
For a day to find some fun
For a weekend under the stars
For a fortnight to recharge your batteries
For a month to learn something new
For a summer to be a kid again
For a year to see the world
For a lifetime to work out what it all means
Or for just 5 minutes to do absolutely nothing.

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