Work quotes

  • Brains first and then Hard Work.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Work #Hard Work #Brain

  • Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Work #Ambition #Men

  • Congenial labor is essence of happiness.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Work #Essence #Labor

  • Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Work #Want

  • Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Work #Independent #Civil War

  • I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Motivational #Encouragement #Work

  • Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Motivational #Work #Safety

  • My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh -- anything but work.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Work #Father #Laughing

  • In the early days of the world, the Almighty said to the first of our race "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread"; and since then, if we except the light and the air of heaven, no good thing has been, or can be enjoyed by us, without having first cost labour.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Work #Light #Race

  • The fact that people who create are good workers tends to be lost.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Work #People #Facts

  • O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Work #Men #Trying

  • There is no such thing as unfortunate genius; if a man or woman is fit for work, God appoints the field.
    -- Adah Isaacs Menken

    #Work #Men #Genius

  • From an early age I didn't buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
    -- Adam Clayton

    #Loyalty #Jobs #Work

  • All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Success #Clever #Work

  • What luck for rulers that men do not think.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Work #School #Men

  • Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Work #Men #Haste

  • There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Work #Writing #Commitment

  • Almost anything is easier to get into than to get out of.
    -- Agnes Allen

    #Work #Easier

  • Japanese people tend to be much better adjusted to the notion of work, any kind of work, as honorable.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Work #People #Kind

  • Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
    -- Al Capp

    #Work #Office #Charity

  • You've got to get good habits of working hard so that when that play comes up during the regular season that you're able to complete it and do it the right way.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Work #Play #Able

  • A 'good job' can be both practically attractive while still not good enough to devote your entire life to.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Jobs #Work #Not Good Enough

  • You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Being Yourself #Work #Knowing

  • A gentleman ... sleeps at his work. That's what work's for. Why do you think they have the SILENCE notices in the library? So as not to disturb me in my little nook behind the biography shelves.
    -- Alan Ayckbourn

    #Work #Sleep #Thinking

  • If I am doing nothing, I like to be doing nothing to some purpose. That is what leisure means.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Work #Mean #Purpose

  • There's no hall of fame for that working class hero, no statue carved out of stone. And his greatest reward is the love of a woman and his children.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Children #Work #Hero

  • I'm working myself to death.
    -- Alan Ladd


  • Although profoundly "inconsequential," the Zen experience has consequences in the sense that it may be applied in any direction, to any conceivable human activity, and that wherever it is so applied it lends an unmistakable quality to the work.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Work #Quality #May

  • The thicker the hay; the easier mowed.
    -- Alaric I

    #Work #Hay #Easier

  • 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

    #Art #Work #Simple

  • Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Inspirational #Work #Passion

  • Without work all life goes rotten.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Work #Rotten

  • Whatever prevents you from doing your work has become your work.
    -- Albert Camus


  • People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Love #Inspirational #Work

  • Out of clutter, find simplicity.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Life #Work

  • How do I work? I grope.
    -- Albert Einstein


  • Whatever there is of God and goodness in the universe, it must work itself out and express itself through us. We cannot stand aside and let God do it.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Letting Go #Work #Goodness

  • The easy way out is often just that-the 'easy' way out of the most rewarding lifestyle.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Work #Way #Easy

  • The real scientist is ready to bear privation and, if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate to him which direction his work must take.
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Real #Work #Needs

  • Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Sports #Work #Sweat

  • There's more to being an environmentalist than occasionally signing an online petition and mailing your check to the Sierra Club. Really the most effective environmental actions you can take have to do with crafting your home and surroundings, your workplace decisions and your investment habits.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Work #Home #Decision

  • I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Work #Men #Perfect

  • Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Trust #Work #Commitment

  • So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Work #Philosophical #Ambition

  • Work is what you do so that sometime you won't have to do it anymore.
    -- Alfred Polgar


  • With hand on the spade and heart in the sky Dress the ground and till it; Turn in the little seed, brown and dry, Turn out the golden millet. Work, and your house shall be duly fed: Work, and rest shall be won; I hold that a man had better be dead Than alive when his work is done.
    -- Alice Cary

    #Work #Heart #Men

  • I love when people are coming up and they're working hard and you can see that they're really focused on the process to their music. I really dig that. As a musician, it's nice to see people who really care about the process.
    -- Amos Lee

    #Work #Nice #People

  • My job ... I do nothing, it pays nothing, but - you guessed it - it's better than nothing.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Jobs #Work #Pay

  • Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
    -- Anatole France

    #Work #Men #Labor Day

  • It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking to it that one overcomes it; often it is by working on the one next to it. Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely, at an angle.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Life #Work #Failure

  • No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Work #Doe #Originality

  • If you think you can do two full-time jobs, people will expect you to do three.
    -- Andrea Mitchell

    #Jobs #Work #Thinking

  • Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
    -- Andrew Carnegie


  • The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still than its cost- for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, which brings improved conditions in its train.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Work #Law #Luxury

  • It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way - even if you don't solve it at the end of the day.
    -- Andrew Wiles

    #Work #Long #Interesting

  • Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing - then a work of art may happen.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Art #Work #Thinking

  • Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Witty #Work #Technology

  • Science chases money, and money chases its tail, and the best minds of my generation cannot make bail.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Work #Mind #Bail

  • Occupation was one of the pleasures of paradise, and we cannot be happy without it.
    -- Anna Brownell Jameson

    #Work #Occupation #Paradise

  • Work in some form or other is the appointed lot of all.
    -- Anna Brownell Jameson

    #Work #Form

  • Work ... has always been my favorite form of recreation.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Work #My Favorite #Recreation

  • One's first responsible job is the great revealer - far more than school.
    -- Anna Louise Strong

    #Jobs #Work #School

  • Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Motivational #Positive #Work

  • I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Courage #Work #Women

  • Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Work #Mean #Giving

  • the capacity to work feeds on itself and has its own course of development. This is what artists have going for them.
    -- Anne Truitt

    #Work #Creativity #Artist

  • Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Memories #Work #Writing

  • What the crowd requires is mediocrity of the highest order.
    -- Antoine-Augustin Preault

    #Work #Order #Mediocrity

  • Meton (astronomer in 5th century BC): With the straight ruler I set to work To make the circle four-cornered .
    -- Aristophanes

    #Work #Circles #Four

  • Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.
    -- Aristotle

    #Inspirational #Business #Work

  • The end of labor is to gain leisure.
    -- Aristotle

    #Philosophy #Work #Tunnels

  • All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
    -- Aristotle

    #Jobs #Business #Work

  • When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things.
    -- Armand DiMele

    #Work #People #Realizing

  • Raking over the past and sifting its dust is an occupation for the idle or the elderly retired.
    -- Armand Hammer

    #Work #Past #Elderly

  • Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children.
    -- Armstrong Williams

    #Children #Work #Hero

  • The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
    -- Arnold J. Toynbee

    #Determination #Work #Live Life

  • Nothing is harder to resist than a bit of flattery.
    -- Arnold Lobel

    #Work #Flattery #Harder

  • Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.
    -- Arthur Balfour

    #Peace #Work #Matter

  • In effort Happiness idleness life pleasure superstition support trouble work The superstition that all our hours of work are a minus quantity in the happiness of life, and all the hours of idleness are plus ones, is a most ludicrous and pernicious doctrine, and its greatest support comes from our not taking sufficient trouble, not making a real effort, to make work as near pleasure as it can be.
    -- Arthur Balfour

    #Life #Real #Work

  • Investment in reliability will increase until it exceeds the probable cause of errors, or until someone insists on getting some useful work done.
    -- Arthur Bloch

    #Work #Errors #Reliability

  • I believe in work. If somebody doesn't create something, however small it may be, he gets sick. An awful lot of people feel that they're treading water -- that if they vanished in smoke, it wouldn't mean anything at all in this world. And that's a despairing and destructive feeling. It'll kill you.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Work #Believe #Mean

  • Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Art #Work #Philosophical

  • There are certain natures to whom work is nothing, the act of work everything.
    -- Arthur Symons

    #Work #Certain

  • Try to relax and enjoy the crisis.
    -- Ashleigh Brilliant

    #Work #Trying #Relax

  • The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
    -- Ashley Montagu

    #Success #Work #Differences

  • Patience is also a form of action.
    -- Auguste Rodin

    #Patience #Work #Excellence

  • Where shall we begin? There is no beginning. Start where you arrive. Stop before what entices you. And work! You will enter little by little into the entirety. Method will be born in proportion to your interest.
    -- Auguste Rodin

    #Work #Littles #Born

  • There's nothing of any importance in life-except how well you do your work.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Work #Importance #Wells

  • We are on strike, we, the men of the mind. We are on strike against self-immolation. We are on strike against the creed of unearned rewards and unrewarded duties. We are on strike against the dogma that the pursuit of one's happiness is evil. We are on strike against the doctrine that life is guilt.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Work #Men #Self

  • Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Work #Mean #Reality

  • The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Business #Work #Way

  • It's hard to beat a person that never gives up.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Fitness #Giving Up #Work

  • A day without work is a day without food.
    -- Baizhang Huaihai


  • We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Inspirational #Work #Nice

  • Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They're working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler.
    -- Barbara Bush

    #Veterans Day #Work #Home

  • no job is a good job if it isn't good for you.
    -- Barbara De Angelis

    #Jobs #Work #Good Job

  • no job, no matter how lowly, is truly 'unskilled.
    -- Barbara Ehrenreich

    #Jobs #Work #Matter

  • Labor is like motherhood to most of our political leaders: a calling so fine and noble that it would be sullied by talk of vulgar, mundane things like pay.
    -- Barbara Ehrenreich

    #Work #Motherhood #Leader

  • As a general rule, when something gets elevated to apple-pie status in the hierarchy of American values, you have to suspect that its actual monetary value is skidding toward zero. Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent. Same thing with work: would we be so reverent about the 'work ethic' if it wasn't for the fact that the average working stiff's hourly pay is shrinking, year by year ...
    -- Barbara Ehrenreich

    #Zero #Work #Motherhood

  • The best work is a fusion of love and praise.
    -- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

    #Work #Fusion #Praise