A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 12, 2014
“The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started”

"The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started” is a popular quotation of unknown authorship. “‘The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started.’ ~ Anonymous” was cited on Twitter on June 29, 2009.


Google Books
January 1921, The Military Surgeon, pg. 45:
After this work is done for several days, men realize that the best way to finish an unpleasant task is to start gradually.

Twitter
Hamilton
‏@Hamilton_G
RT @irwanlee: “The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started.” ~ Anonymous
5:23 AM - 29 Jun 2009

A Vet In Training
Exam motivaton quotes:
July 26, 2010 by Annettevet
(...)
“The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started.” ~ Anonymous

Svetkarin Says
December 5, 2010
I’mma Kiss The Exams
(...)
The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started.
- Anonymous

Twitter
Naomi Skoutariotis
‏@NaomiSkouta
The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started. Alléhup #bestuursrecht #examens
6:53 AM - 8 Jun 2011

Google Books
The Brain Box:
The Essential Guide to Success at School

By David Hodgson and Tim Benton
Carmarthen, Wales: Independent Thinking Press
2014
Pg. ?:
The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started.
Anonymous

Twitter
Fuel Running
‏@fuelrunning
Fuelism #636 Fuelisms : The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started. http://bit.ly/1xxXMXM
7:45 AM - 2 Dec 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, December 12, 2014 • Permalink