Work Quotes - Famous Top 100

Work Quotes

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Quote of the day October 25th, 2014

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

Aristotle

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Work Quotes
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

VICTOR HUGO

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.

LENA HORNE

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun.

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.

RITA MAE BROWN

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

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

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

I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops. From a speech given in Paris at the Sorbonne in 1910

STEPHEN JAY GOULD

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 don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

PEARL S. BUCK

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

GLORIA STEINEM

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

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.

LANE KIRKLAND

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

THOMAS JEFFERSON

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

DANILO DOLCI

Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.

VINCE LOMBARDI

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems. Woman's Share in Social Culture, 1912

ANNA GARLIN SPENCER

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 made By singing: -- "Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade.

RUDYARD KIPLING

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an "ethic."

BARBARA EHRENREICH

The experience of the race shows that we get our most important education not through books but through our work. We are developed by our daily task, or else demoralized by it, as by nothing else.

ANNA GARLIN SPENCER

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 heights by great men reached and kept / Were not attained by sudden flight, / But they, while their companions slept, / Were toiling upward in the night.

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

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

JONAS SALK

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 society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

JOHN W. GARDNER

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 truth is, when I got started in this business, it wasn't because I had a full understanding of the importance of the business, but because I thought it was fun. I found it exciting. It fulfilled me, whatever it was that I was looking for.

SAM DONALDSON

The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.

EDWARD KENNEDY

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

ORSON SCOTT CARD

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

WINSTON CHURCHILL

What we do matters to us. Work may not be the most important thing in our lives or the only thing. We may work because we must, but we still want to love, to feel pride in, to respect ourselves for what we do and to make a difference.

SARA ANN FRIEDMAN

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

COLLEEN C. BARRETT

When we talk about equal pay for equal work, women in the workplace are beginning to catch up. If we keep going at this current rate, we will achieve full equality in about 475 years. I don't know about you, but I can't wait that long.

LYA SORANO

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

HENRI-FREDERIC AMIEL

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

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

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

THOMAS FULLER

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.

AL CAPP

As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.

IRVIN S. COBB

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT

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 A. EDISON

Every noble work is at first impossible.

THOMAS CARLYLE

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

THOMAS A. EDISON

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

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

H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.

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

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

THOMAS A. EDISON

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

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

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

THOMAS A. EDISON

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

PABLO PICASSO

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

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

ANNE FRANK

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

HORACE

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

MARGARET FULLER

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.

GEORGE HALAS

Nothing will work unless you do.

MAYA ANGELOU

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

ANN LANDERS

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

THOMAS A. EDISON

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

PETER DRUCKER

Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.

ANN RICHARDS

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

ELBERT HUBBARD

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

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

SAMUEL GOLDWYN

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

RICHARD BACH

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

VINCE LOMBARDI

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

HARRY GOLDEN

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

ARNOLD J. TOYNBEE

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

RONALD REAGAN

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.

J. PAUL GETTY

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

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

HENRY FORD

There is no substitute for hard work.

THOMAS A. EDISON

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

PEARL S. BUCK

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.

JOHN DEWEY

We work to become, not to acquire.

ELBERT HUBBARD

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

DON MARQUIS

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.

CALVIN COOLIDGE

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

HENRY J. KAISER

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

C. NORTHCOTE PARKINSON

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

MARK TWAIN

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.

PABLO PICASSO

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.

LAURENCE J. PETER

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 GIBRAN

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

GEORGE SAND

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

OSCAR WILDE

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.

STEVIE WONDER


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