Productivity Quotes

Posted on January 4th, 2014

Collection of my favourite quotes about productivity.

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

“Simplification reduces uncertainty.” – Anonymous

Keep far from all intentional ill-doings and all seduction, and especially from the pleasures of love with women and men. – The Hippocratic Oath

“A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” – Herbert Simo

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author of Life’s little Instruction Book 

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw

“One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.” – Bruce Lee

“Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away.” – Antonie De Saint-Exupery

“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.” – Robert J. Sawyer

“The easier you can make it inside your head, the easier it will make things outside your head.” – Richard Bandler

“There’s nothing more useless than doing really well that which need not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Apple

“Your attention determines the value of your time.” – Anonymous

“Less is More. Simplification reduces uncertainty” – Anonymous

“Manage your energy, not your time.” – Tony Schwartz

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Good habits are hard to form, but easy to live with; bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.” – Ed Foreman

“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. That’s true for companies, and it’s true for products.” – Steve Jobs

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” – Bruce Lee

“A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” – Herbert Simon

“There is always more information than attention” – Tim Ferriss

“If you only do the easy and useless jobs, you’ll never have to worry about the important ones which are so difficult. you just won’t have the time. for there’s always something to do to keep you from what you really should be doing, and if it weren’t for that dreadful magic staff, you’d never know how much time you were wasting.” – Norton Juster in The Phantom Tollbooth

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