Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 'themes' including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation, TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. Below are the fourth set, on the theme of 'fun'.
"Work should be more fun than fun."
Noel Coward, British actor (1899-1973)
"The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life."
Charles Schwab, US industrialist (1862-1939)
"Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious."
Paul Valery, French poet, critic (1871-1945)
"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
Victor Borge, Danish entertainer, pianist (1909-2000)
"First you have to have fun. Second, you have to put love where your labour is. Third, you have to go in the opposite direction to everyone else."
Anita Roddick, British executive, founder of The Body Shop (b.1943)
"If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian philosopher (1889-1951)
"We're all working harder and faster. But unless we're having fun the transformation doesn't work."
Jack Welch, US executive, utility chief (b.1935)
All quotations drawn from '1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.