Quotes About Work

Quotes about work A

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

- Lao-tsu c. 604-c.531 BC

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. - Victor Hugo



A man ought to work. That's what he's here for. That's how he contributes to the welfare of the community.

- W. Somerset Maugham

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

quotes about work - workers of different occupations

All things are difficult before they are easy.

- Thomas Fuller

Quotes about work A by Anonymous

A workman´s work is never done

- proverb

Quotes about work B

Begin at the beginning... and go on till you come to the end: then stop.

- Lewis Carroll (Adventures in Wonderland)

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

- Thomas Alva Edison

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.

- Robert Frost

Quotes about work C

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

- Henry Ford

Concentrate all your thought upon the work at hand. The sun´s rays don´t burn until brought to a focus

- Alexander Graham Bell

Quotes about work D

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

- Vince Lombardi

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

- Henry David Thoreau

Don´t ask what the world needs. Rather ask – what makes you come alive? Then go and do it! Because what the world needs is people who have come alive

- Howard Thurman

Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes about work E

Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.

- Robert Orben

Every noble work is at first impossible.

- Thomas Carlyle

Every person I work with knows something better than me. My job is to listen long enough to find it and use it.

- Jack Nichols

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

- Thomas A. Edison

Quotes about work F

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work had at work worth doing.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Find something you love to do and you´ll never have to work a day in your life.

- Harvey MacKay

Quotes about work G

Gardening requires lots of water -- most of it in the form of perspiration.

- Lou Erickson

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

- Thomas Alva Edison

Getting fired is nature's way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.

- Hal Lancaster

Quotes about work H

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.

- Sam Ewing

Quotes about work H by Anonymous

Ham and eggs: a day´s work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

- Anonymous

quotes about work - young doctor

Quotes about work I

I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain.

- Rita Mae Brown

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

- Thomas A. Edison

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

- Helen Keller

I make a lot of money, but I don't want to talk about that. I work very hard and I'm worth every cent.

- Naomi Campbell

I never worked a day in my life. It's not work when you love what you're doing.

- David Shakarian

I offer you peace, I offer you love, I offer you friendship, I see your beauty, I hear your need, I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source, I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.

- Mahatma Gandhi

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

- Thomas Jefferson

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

- Henry Ford

If not you, who? If not now, when?

- The Talmud

If you can laugh together, you can work together.

- Robert Orben

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

- John Cleese

If you want to build a boat, do not instruct the men to saw wood, stitch the sails, prepare the tools and organize the work, but make them long for setting sail and travel to distant lands.

- Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; A grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.

- James Russell Lowell

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.

- John Ruskin

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, asociety work, a divilization work.

- Vincent Lombardi

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

- Ryunosuke Satoro

It's important to know that words don't move mountains. Work, exacting work moves mountains.

It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours.

- Saw Ewing

It is God’s gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil. - Ecclesiastes 3:13.

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.- Benjamin Franklin

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.

- Pablo Picasso

It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

- Howard Ruff

Quotes about work I by Anonymous

It is better to begin in the evening than not at all.— English proverb

Quotes about work L

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

- Anne Frank

Quotes about work M

Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.

- Bernard M. Baruch

Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.

- Margaret Fuller

Quotes about work N

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.

- Johnny Carson

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.

- Marian Wright Edelman

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

- James M. Barrie

Quotes about work O

One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.

- Victor Hugo

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

- Elbert Hubbard

One must work and dare is one really wants to live.

- Vincent van Gogh

One of the symptoms of approaching a nervous breakdown is the belief that one´s work is terribly important.

- Bertrand Russell

One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up. Add a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends. Needless to say that individuality counts but team work dynamites.

- Master Jin Kwon

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

- Thomas Alva Edison

Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not madeBy singing: -- "Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade.

- Rudyard Kipling

Quotes about work P

People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.

- Samuel Butler

People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it.

- Howard Newton

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

- Peter Drucker

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

- Aristotle

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

- Saint Augustine

quotes about work - happy old farmer

Quotes about work R

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

- David McCullough

Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.

- Bill Bradley

Quotes about work S

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory

- Mahatma Gandhi

Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.

- Bliss Carman

Quotes about work T

Talent is cheaper thant able salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

- Stephen King

The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineer constructed an arch and the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch.

- Michael Armstrong

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

- Elbert Hubbard

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

- Oscar Wilde

The best work never was and never will be done for money.

- John Ruskin

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.

- Nolan Bushnell

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

- Henry David Thoreau

The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society -- more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The harder I work, the more I live.

- George Bernard Shaw

The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better.

- Elbert Hubbard

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.

- George Eliot

The law of work does seem utterly unfair—but there it is, and nothing can change it: the higher the pay in enjoyment the worker gets out of it, the higher shall be his pay in cash, too.

- Mark Twain

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

- Richard Bach

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.

- Margaret Carty

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.

- Jonas Salk

The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your field - and keep on doing it.

- Wilfred A. Peterson

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

- Pearl S. Buck

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

- Arnold J. Toynbee

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces."

- Thomas Aquinas

The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.

- Phyllis McGinley

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.

- Francoise de Motteville

The worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they're not going to succeed, saying: ''There is life, but it's not for you.''

- John Mortimer

There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.

- William B. Given Jr

There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.

- George Shinn

Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

Thoughts give birth to a creative force that is neither elemental nor sidereal. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow. When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven.

- Philipus A Paracelsus

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity

- Albert Einstein

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

- Pearl S. Buck

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

- Bette Davis

Quotes about work U

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

- Orson Scott

Quotes about work W

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

- Winston Churchill

We work to become, not to acquire.

- Elbert Hubbard

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.

- Julia Cameron

What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, "Blessed is the man who has found his work"? Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work--not somebody else's work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great.

- Mark Twain

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.

- Joe Paterno

When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.

- Colleen C. Barrett

quotes about work - smiling teacher

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.

- Michael Bridge

When people go to work, they shouldn't have to leave their hearts at home.

- Betty Bender

When work is a pleasure, life is joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.

- Maxim Gorky

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

- Henry J. Kaiser

Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.

- William Lyon Phelps

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies"

- Albert Camus

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.

- Vaclav Havel

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.

- Colleen C. Barrett

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy,

- Kahlil Giibran

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

- George Sand

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.

- James Allen

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice and need.

- Voltaire

Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you will be hindered tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrow´s. Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

- Benjamin Franklin

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.

- Henri Frederic Amiel

Quotes about work W by Anonymous

Whoever does not love his work cannot hope that it will please others.

- Anonymous

Quotes about work Y

You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.

- Warren Beatty

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

- Buddha

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