Cafe Church June 2008



Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
James M. Barrie

It's not the time you put in, but what you put in the time.
Burg's Philosophy

God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him.
2 Samuel 14:14 (New International Version)

Our role models are all busy, busy, busy. The media portrays very important people as never having a spare moment. Our society has this belief that if you're not busy, you're not interesting.
Martin Hayward

Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.
Betsy Jacobson

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Charles Buxton

If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all those picnics?
Marie Dressler

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
John Wanamaker

There is no time like the pleasant.
George Bergman

the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Genesis 2:7 (New International Version)

The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.
John Jensen

I have a very full and busy life and occasionally I am asked, Scotty, how can you do all that you do? The most telling reply I can give is: Because I spend at least two hours a day doing nothing.
M. Scott Peck

Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.
Douglas Pagels

I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.
Steven Wright

Work is love made visible.
Kahlil Gibran in The Prophet

The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1 (New International Version)

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant

To labour is to pray.
Motto of the Benedictines

A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.
Geoffrey Norman

Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.
Le Duc de Lévis, Mémoires

Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.
Marc Chagall

I arise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
E B White

When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired.
Pablo Picasso

It is only the constant exertion and working of our sensitive, intellectual, moral, and physical machinery that keep us from rusting, and so becoming useless.
Charles Simmons

Employment is nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.

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

God give me work, till my life shall end And life, till my work is done.
Epitaph of Winifred Holtby

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
Thomas A. Edison

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Lord Acton

From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.
Proverbs 12:14 (New International Version)

Life is just a chance to grow a soul.
A. Powell Davies

Life is rather like a tin of sardines - we're all of us looking for the key.
Alan Bennett

Many people whose lives are not frantic suffer from 'stress envy'. They've accepted a new definition of the good life: It's not the quality of life, it's the quantity. Success is measured by how much you can fit in.
Martin Hayward

What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.
Baruch Spinoza

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Carl Sandburg

Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
Genesis 2:2 (New International Version)

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
George Eliot

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
Isaac Asimov

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Jean-Paul Sartre

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
Joan Baez

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Margaret Fuller

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.
Proverbs 22:29 (New International Version)

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is "trying things to see if they work."
Ray Bradbury

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Psalm 36:9 (New International Version)

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

Lives, like money, are spent. What are you buying with yours?
Roy H. Williams

Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
Tom Lehrer

Life would be much easier if I had the source code.

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10 (New International Version)

TV & Movie clips

Are you thinking of work when you're at home?

Too much life, not enough work

Job dissatisfaction

Are you working outside of work?

Getting the balance right

Job satisfaction - enjoy what you're doing

Job satisfaction - do what you're good at

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