Worry is a complete circle of inefficient thought whirling about a pivot of fear. To avoid it, consider whether the problem in hand is your business. If it is not, turn to something that is. If it is your business, decide if it is your business now. If so, decide what is best to be done about it. If you know, get busy. If you don't know, find out promptly. Do these things; then rest your case on the determination that, no matter how hard things may turn out to be, you will amek the best of them - and more than that no man can do.
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night
Canadians have been so busy explaining to the Americans that we aren't British, and to the British that we aren't Americans that we haven't had time to become Canadians.
A busy mother makes slothful daughters.
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.
If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time.
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.
The happiest people are those who are too busy to notice whether they are or not.
You never saw a very busy person who was unhappy.
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.
O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for to-day and to-morrow are here, with their impatient tasks. The world is so busy, too, that it cannot afford to study any man\'s unfinished work; for the end may prove it a failure, and the world needs masterpieces.
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
A man rising in the world is not concerned with history; he is too busy making it. But a citizen with a fixed place in the community wants to acquire a glorious past just as he acquires antique furniture.
I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's mortality.
My friend, saying that you don't have time to improve your thoughts and your life is like saying you don't have time to stop for gas because you are too busy driving. Eventually it will catch up with you.
If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.