“He sighed. It had come to this. He was a responsible authority, and people could use terms like “core values” at him with impunity. ”
― Terry Pratchett, Making Money

“Intelligence, Kant reminds, is not so much a result of genius, rather it is a consequence of a determination to use it.”
― Michael R. LeGault

“You did what you were told or you didn’t get paid, and if things went wrong it wasn’t your problem. It was the fault of whatever idiot has accepted this message for sending in the first place. No one cared about you, and everyone at headquarters was an idiot. It wasn’t your fault, no one listened to you. Headquarters had even started an Employee of the Month scheme to show how much they cared. That was how much they didn’t care.”
― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

“To be successful, one has to be one of three bees – the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that does not fit in.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“We have made it our overriding ambition to escape work, and as a consequence have debased work until it is only fit to escape from. We have debased the products of work and have been, in turn, debased by them.”
― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

“Only super-efforts count.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff

“Resources are hired to give results, not reasons.”
― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Universities are renowned for their tolerance of unusual characters, especially if they show originality and dedication to their research. I have often made the comment that not only are universities a ‘cathedral’ for worship of knowledge, they are also ‘sheltered workshops’ for the socially challenged.”
― Tony Attwood, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

Intelligence Is A Consequence Of A Determination To Use It