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work quotes (72)

Nothing will work unless you do.
Maya Angelou   Category: Work

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach   Category: Work

O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
Abu Bakr   Category: Work

I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change.
Richard Nelson Bolles   Category: Work

There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone - many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long.
Richard Nelson Bolles   Category: Work

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.   Category: Work

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
Pearl S. Buck   Category: Work

After two weeks of working on a project, you know whether it will work or not.
Bill Budge   Category: Work

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.
Joseph Campbell   Category: Work

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Albert Camus   Category: Work

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus   Category: Work

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
Al Capp   Category: Work

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
Orson Scott Card   Category: Work

Every noble work is at first impossible.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Work

Work alone is noble.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Work

As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
Irvin S. Cobb   Category: Work

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
Calvin Coolidge   Category: Work

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
John Dewey   Category: Work

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Peter Drucker   Category: Work

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison   Category: Work

There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas A. Edison   Category: Work

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esar   Category: Work

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   Category: Work

It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
William Faulkner   Category: Work

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Gustave Flaubert   Category: Work

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford   Category: Work

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Anne Frank   Category: Work

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Robert Frost   Category: Work

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Robert Frost   Category: Work

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
Robert Frost   Category: Work

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Margaret Fuller   Category: Work

All things are difficult before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Work

Management must manage!
Harold S. Geneen   Category: Work

Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
Harold S. Geneen   Category: Work

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
J. Paul Getty   Category: Work

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
J. Paul Getty   Category: Work

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.
Khalil Gibran   Category: Work

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort.
William Gibson   Category: Work

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Harry Golden   Category: Work

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Work

Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.
George Halas   Category: Work

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Horace   Category: Work

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Work

We work to become, not to acquire.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Work

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Lee Iacocca   Category: Work

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser   Category: Work

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.   Category: Work

I'm working myself to death.
Alan Ladd   Category: Work

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Ann Landers   Category: Work

Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it.
James Levine   Category: Work

It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn't end. There's other ways to make money, better jobs.
Ron Livingston   Category: Work

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Vince Lombardi   Category: Work

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
Don Marquis   Category: Work

Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else.
Dmitri Mendeleev   Category: Work

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.
Ogden Nash   Category: Work

And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.
Donald Norman   Category: Work

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
C. Northcote Parkinson   Category: Work

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter   Category: Work

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Work

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Work

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
Ronald Reagan   Category: Work

Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.
Ann Richards   Category: Work

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Work

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
George Sand   Category: Work

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you.
Leigh Steinberg   Category: Work

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
Arnold J. Toynbee   Category: Work

If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
Peter Ustinov   Category: Work

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
Walter Wager   Category: Work

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
Booker T. Washington   Category: Work

If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come.
Lawrence Welk   Category: Work