„Those who are wise won't be busy, and those who are too busy can't be wise.“

—  Lin Yutang, buch The Importance of Living

Quelle: The Importance of Living (1937), p. 150

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chinesischer Schriftsteller 1895 - 1976

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„Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

No known citation to Thoreau's works. First found, uncredited, in the 1940s in the variant "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to look for it", p. 711, Locomotive Engineers Journal, Volume 76, 1942. Google Books http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=N6GZAAAAIAAJ&q=%22Success+usually+comes+to+those+who+are+too+busy%22&dq=%22Success+usually+comes+to+those+who+are+too+busy%22&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=1900&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=1980&as_brr=0
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„Philanthropy is part of our DNA - business-wise and family-wise.“

—  Sukanto Tanoto Indonesian businessman 1949

CNBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCBNr3punKw
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„I remember that a wise friend of mine did usually say, "That which is everybody's business is nobody's business."“

—  Izaak Walton, buch The Compleat Angler

Part I, ch. 2.
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„We cannot make Events. Our Business is wisely to improve them.“

—  Samuel Adams American statesman, Massachusetts governor, and political philosopher 1722 - 1803

Letter to Samuel Cooper (30 April 1776) http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2093
Kontext: We cannot make Events. Our Business is wisely to improve them. There has been much to do to confirm doubting Friends & fortify the Timid. It requires time to bring honest Men to think & determine alike even in important Matters. Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.

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„Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world.“

—  Samuel Richardson, buch The History of Sir Charles Grandison

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„People who are busy and happy don’t write diaries; they are too busy living.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, buch Friday

Quelle: Friday (1982), Chapter 33 (p. 353)

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„Those that are above business.“

—  Matthew Henry Theologician from Wales 1662 - 1714

Matthew 20.
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„The chief business of a government is like that of a nurse, to hinder those who are under its care from doing mischief to themselves.“

—  Soame Jenyns British writer 1704 - 1787

"Reflections on Several Subjects", in Miscellaneous Pieces, Vol. II (1761), p. 250

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„Many invest wisely in business matters, but fail to invest time and interest in their most valued possessions: their spouses and children.“

—  Billy Graham American Christian evangelist 1918 - 2018

Quelle: Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well

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„He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.“

—  Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

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