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Quotes of the Day for 25 September 2004 – Week

It's Saturday, so most of us have the day off. In fact, we think this is normal for Saturdays. But on this day in 1926 it wasn't normal at all when Henry Ford's assembly workers started the first planned 40-hour week comprising five eight-hour days.

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The quotes:

When you work seven days a week, fourteen hours a day, you get lucky.
     - Armand Hammer, 1898 - 1990

Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in a year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year while another gets a full year's value out of a week.
     - Charles Richards

It is a rule of nature that taking a day off on a farm sets a person back at least a week.
     - Jane Hamilton

Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.
     - John Shirley

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
     - Joseph Addison, 1672 - 1719

When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.
     - Daniel B. Luten


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