Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Breaks and Vacations

Some more odds and ends (quotes) from my scrap book on "Breaks and Vacations".

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. - Lao Tzu

I have had a holiday and I'd like to take it up professionally. - Kylie Minogue

A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking. - Earl Wilson

Vacation: Two weeks on the sunny sands - and the rest of the year on the financial rocks. - Sam Ewing

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notion of time are vaguer than yours. - John B. Priestly

Don't skip your vacations and breaks. Spend your breaks meditating, praying or reading. Don't bring your laptop with you on vacation. - Yasmeen Abdur-Rahman

To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. - Charles Horton Cooley

A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward, to reset oneself by an inner compass. - May Sarton

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. - Robert Orben

He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left. - Chinese Proverb

A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work. - Morris Fishbein

So, to prevent fatigue and worry, the first rule is: Rest often. Rest before you get tired. - Dale Carnegie

For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. - Exodus 31:17

Every man who possibly can, should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not. - William James

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.

After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all other fellows' busy working. - Kenneth Grahame

Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, "Is it going to be wonderful enough?" it never will be. - Pepper Schwartz

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work, but when they seldom come, they wish'd for come. - William Shakespeare

Total Pageviews