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The more efficient you are at doing the wrong thing, the wronger you become. It is much better to do the right thing wronger than the wrong thing righter. If you do the right thing wrong and correct it, you get better. (Russell L. Ackoff)

Reorganizing can be a wonderful method for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization. (Petronius Arbiter)

A sense of the value of time – that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities – is an essential preliminary to efficient work; it is the only method of avoiding hurry. (Arnold Bennett)

While there is no correct way to make a work of art, there are efficient means and tried and true practices. One should not be ignorant of these guidelines. Painting is an old craft, and there is no need to reinvent the wheel. (Peter William Brown)

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. (George Burns)

The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one's day and every night to examine the results obtained. (Alexis Carrel)

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves. (Herbert N. Casson)

Once we've made a decision, we are efficient only if we go through with it decisively, undistracted by doubts about its correctness. (John Cleese)

Don't manage what you can systemize or, better yet, eliminate. (Jeff Davidson)

There can be economy only where there is efficiency. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Efficiency is doing better what is already being done. (Peter Drucker)

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. (Peter Drucker)

Do not believe that it is very much of an advance to do the unnecessary three times as fast. (Peter Drucker)

Efficiency is intelligent laziness. (David Dunham)

Disorganization can scarcely fail to result in efficiency. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe. (Timothy Ferriss)

I don't like a man to be too efficient. He's likely to be not human enough. (Felix Frankfurter)

Efficiency is intelligent laziness. (Arnold H. Glasow)

I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty. (Samuel Goldwyn)

-The Plight of Culture...
Once efficiency is universally accepted as a rule, it becomes an inner compulsion and weighs like a sense of sin, simply because no one can ever be efficient enough, just as no one can ever be virtuous enough. (Clement Greenberg)

-interview by Christoph Platz
My father is not around any more, so I cannot ask him to do my drawings for me. So, I had to find a different way. And I came up with the solution to use the printers then; I wasn't doing anything complicated. The nature of the printer is efficiency in itself and about working, being productive. (Wade Guyton)

The combination of hard work and smart work is efficient work. (Robert Half)

What you're doing is okay – just do it more efficiently. (Jack Hambleton)

By concentrating our efforts upon a few major goals, our efficiency soars, our projects are completed, we are going somewhere. (Michael Korda)

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency. (Eugene McCarthy)

Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage. (Jawaharlal Nehru)

Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit. (Jawaharlal Nehru)

Big is not beautiful. Big is inefficient. (H. Ross Perot)

If you want to develop your creativity, establish regular work habits. Allow time for the incubation of ideas, and adhere to your individual rhythm. Violations of this rhythm can retard your creative efficiency. (Eugene Raudsepp)

It is more than probable that the average man could, with no injury to his health, increase his efficiency fifty percent. (Sir Walter Scott)

Make yourself an efficient spark plug, igniting the latent energy of those about you. (David Seabury)

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once. (Samuel Smiles)

When we multi-task, we are motivated by a desire to be more productive and more efficient. We're often doing things that are automatic, that require very little cognitive processing... Continuous partial attention describes how many of us use our attention today... to pay partial attention - continuously. It is different from multi-tasking. (Linda Stone)

You cannot increase the quality or quantity of your achievement or performance except to the degree in which you increase your ability to use your time effectively. (Brian Tracy)

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials. (Lin Yutang)

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. (Zig Ziglar)


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