Selected Quotes about Work

I have no Napoleonic dream. I'm just hard-working and pragmatic. -- Roman Abramovich

In my own work, I've tried to anticipate what's coming over the horizon, to hasten its arrival, and to apply it to people's lives in a meaningful way. -- Paul Allen

It is hope in this wider sense which enabled my father to build, from scratch, one of India's largest modern enterprises. His was an undertaking powered by hard work, initiative, self-belief but, above all else, the capacity, as he would often say, "to dream with your eyes wide open". -- Anil Ambani

I think you have to work with people, and when I talk about managing relationships, don’t think the derogatory ‘‘managed relationships’’. It is a question of sharing emotion and feelings. The common denominator of everything can’t be money, and it should not be money. -- Anil Ambani

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

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

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. -- Aristotle

I feel very proud because we worked so hard to create it - and proud for France because everything is made here. -- Bernard Arnault

Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones. -- Antonin Artaud

Give yourself something to work toward - constantly. -- Mary Kay Ash

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

I think our company is well-prepared for the future. We have great talent. If you take a look at it, we're a hot place to work, which means we're getting more great talent. -- Steve Ballmer

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

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun. -- Colleen C. Barrett

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. -- James M. Barrie

In the foreseeable future we (the EU) will not have a constitution. That’s obvious. I haven’t come across any magic formulas that would bring it back to life. Instead of never-ending debates about institutions, let’s work with what we’ve got. -- Jose Manuel Barroso

Victories are easy and cheap. The only victories worth anything are those achieved through hard work and dedication. -- Henry Ward Beecher

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. -- Robert Benchley

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. -- Robert Benchley

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? -- Edgar Bergen

Nobody knows what any building would look like ... You have to see who wants to rent or buy and when the economy really needs them. I think you're seeing the democratic process working exactly the way it should. -- Michael Bloomberg

I've always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got. -- Alan Bond

I found that in prison that I had more time to read the Bible, I had more time to contemplate life, and more time to look upon my fellow man. And I worked very hard during the period in there to help other people in the same situation. And I think that even in the most dastardly people, there is a goodness there, and you've got to find that goodness. -- Alan Bond

Consider the wheelbarrow. It may lack the grace of an airplane, the speed of an automobile, the initial capacity of a freight car, but its humble wheel marked out the path of what civilization we still have. -- Hal Borland

I am no stranger to healthy competition- working hard and playing hard. -- Richard Branson

As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work. -- Sergey Brin

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. -- Rita Mae Brown

We have too many people who live without working, and we have altogether too many who work without living. -- Charles R. Brown

Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done. -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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

I'm a workaholic. I've been doing my job for a long time. -- Gisele Bundchen

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

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. -- Albert Camus

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

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. -- Thomas Carlyle

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. -- Dale Carnegie

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

I didn't want to work. It was as simple as that. I distrusted work, disliked it. I thought it was a very bad thing that the human race had unfortunately invented for itself. -- Agatha Christie

There is no division between your daily work and you spiritual unfoldment. Your work is where you spiritual unfoldment takes place. -- Chin-Ning Chu

The purpose of labor is to learn; when you know it, the labor is over. The apple blossom exists to create fruit; when that comes, the petals fall. -- Chin-Ning Chu

Work:You perform the sacrifice of doing your duty; you do not have to do anything else. Devoted to duty, man attains perfection. -- Chin-Ning Chu

A friend of mine once said that the entrepreneur is a person who, in order to avoid working eight hours a day, works sixteen hours a day. And these entrepreneurs fight with great strength and determination against all odds. -- Chin-Ning Chu

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

Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is . . . For me, that balance is family, work, and service. -- Hillary Clinton

To make a small business work you need considerable knowledge, skill, management, experience, as well as a high level of commitment, plenty of hard work, access to finance, and some good luck. -- Paul Clitheroe

I am forever meeting people who say to me "Paul, I work hard and try to budget and save, but can't seem to get ahead". And how true it can be! -- Paul Clitheroe

If you hate work, financial freedom means you don't have to work, and, if you want to change what you do, financial freedom gives this opportunity. -- Paul Clitheroe

Now we've got around seven thousand people working, and that to me is fantastically satisfying.. more than dollars and cents, because I just believe that the greatest thing you can give someone is a job. -- Janet Holmes a Court

It does not seem to be true that work necessarily needs to be unpleasant. It may always have to be hard, or at least harder than doing nothing at all. But there is ample evidence that work can be enjoyable, and that indeed, it is often the most enjoyable part of life. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies. -- Bette Davis

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

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. -- Walt Disney

You reach a point where you don't work for money. -- Walt Disney

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

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B. -- Fats Domino

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

The best plan is only good intentions unless it degenerates into work. -- Peter Drucker

Understanding our strengths, articulating our values, knowing where we belong -- these are also essential to addressing one of the great challenges of organizations: improving the abysmally low productivity of knowledge workers. -- Peter Drucker

In book subjects a student can only do a student's work. All that can be measured is how well he learns, rather than how well he performs. -- Peter Drucker

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

Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration. -- Thomas A. Edison

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

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. -- Thomas Alva Edison

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -- Thomas Alva Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. -- Thomas Alva Edison

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

When I started Oracle, what I wanted to do was to create an environment where I would enjoy working. That was my primary goal. Sure, I wanted to make a living. I certainly never expected to become rich, certainly not this rich. I mean, rich does not even describe this. This is surreal. -- Larry Ellison

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

My work is a game, a very serious game. -- M. C. Escher

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 Ewig

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

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

We operate in many countries, in many jurisdictions in the world. As part of that, for the sake of the employees working in those areas, we have to abide by the laws. -- David Filo

Thousands of people were producing new Web sites every day. We were just trying to take all that stuff and organize it to make it useful. -- David Filo

By the work one knows the workmen. -- Jean De La Fontaine

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste time. -- Henry Ford

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

When men are employed, they are best contented; for on the days they worked they were good-natured and cheerful, and, with the consciousness of having done a good day's work, they spent the evening jollily; but on our idle days they were mutinous and quarrelsome. -- Benjamin Franklin

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. -- Sigmund Freud

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

Seven sins of life: Politics without principle. Commerce without morality. Wealth without work. Education without character. Science without humanity. Pleasure without conscience. Worship without sacrifice. -- Mahatma Gandhi

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. -- Indira Gandhi

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

We set out what's going to be our work time versus our foundation time versus family time, and we'll reassess that... sometimes every week. -- Melinda Gates

The most important thing of all is working on living more consciously, moment to moment and day to day. -- Shakti Gawain

Five years ago, using the Net to buy a car or trade stock or earn college credits was revolutionary, ... So why not envision a day when we vote with much greater convenience -- from our home or workplace -- or a day beyond that when issues are presented to all the people of the world and we vote as a global statement of individual preference without regard for conventions like political parties or national borders? -- Lou Gerstner

This really is a merger of equals. I wouldn't have come back to work for anything less than this fantastic opportunity. This lets me combine my two great loves - technology and biscuits. -- Lou Gerstner

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

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

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. -- Stephen Jay Gould

It's not enough to make time for your children. There are certain stages in their lives when you have to give them the time when they want it. You can't run your family like a company. It doesn't work. -- Andrew Grove

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

God the Almighty has made our nation. By defending its existence we are defending His work. -- Adolf Hitler

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. -- Horace

Always be smarter than the people who hire you. -- Lena Horne

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is. -- Elbert Hubbard

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

There ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life commiserating that you got raw deals. You've got to say, 'I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it.' -- Lee Iacocca

You've got to say, "I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it." It's called perseverance. -- Lee Iacocca

Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire. -- Pope John Paul II

Man matures through work. Which inspires him to difficult good. -- Pope John Paul II

Say my husband had a dangerous job and I wasn't with him, I don't know how you go, 'Oh honey, how was it with the police department today? You got all your fingers and toes today?' It would scare me. I'd have to become a police officer and work with him; I couldn't do it. -- Terri Irwin

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

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

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

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. -- Henry J. Kaiser

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. -- Henry J. Kaiser

Get a job. Do some work like the rest of us. -- Paul Keating

If the employees come first, then they're happy, ... A motivated employee treats the customer well. The customer is happy so they keep coming back, which pleases the shareholders. It's not one of the enduring Green mysteries of all time, it is just the way it works. -- Herb Kelleher

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

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

The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family's income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work. -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. -- Stephen King

The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods. -- Maxine Hong Kingston

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

People think that working hard for money, and then buying things that make them look rich, will make them rich. In most cases it doesn't. It only makes them tired. -- Robert Kiyosaki

Modeling is a great job to be in. You travel the world. You stay in one of the most fantastic places in the world. It is not always as glamorous as it looks, it's a lot of hard work, too, but it's a lot of fun at the same time. -- Heidi Klum

There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success. -- Phil Knight

A man working is a symbol of mankind at its best. It is a monument of concentration, of pooling knowledge and experience, of fitting facts and figures, towards the creation of usefulness. -- Ronald C. M. Koh

If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. -- Ray Kroc

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. -- Ray Kroc

Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday. -- Ray Kroc

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

Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. -- Doug Larson

By educating the consumer, Realtors can charge lower commission rates because they don't have to work as many hours with each consumer. The agent doesn't have to show as many properties. -- Dave Liniger

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

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

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

You work hard, you think outside the square and you learn to roll with the punches. Bang, bang, bang, money in the bank - that's all there is to it. -- Max Markson

The secret to success is focusing on what will work, and seeing it through. -- Max Markson

In my business, supply and demand works this way: someone wants me to supply something, and I demand as much as I can. -- Max Markson

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

You don't have to be told that the world of work is tougher than ever- you live it every day. -- Chuck Martin

Don't let involved in every aspect of everything going on around you. Let people do their work. -- Chuck Martin

Tough management is a way to approach work. It is a practical, reasonable, and organized way to get to decisions more easily, make the numbers on a consistent basis, have those around you understand where you stand, and increase the business. -- Chuck Martin

Work today is more demanding than ever before. The world of work is forever changed, with no signs that it will ever go back to the way it was. -- Chuck Martin

It's not just time put in at work that causes stress; it is the actual workload that you and your colleagues face during that time. -- Chuck Martin

It's not enough just to be flexible in matters at work. With the changing social contract between employee and employers, managers must also remain more flexible in their personal careers. -- Chuck Martin

Determine when you are most productive when working away from the office, and maximize those periods. -- Chuck Martin

Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man. Excellence in any art or profession is attained only by hard and persistent work. Never believe that you are perfect. When a man imagines, even after years of striving, that he has attained perfection, his decline begins. -- Sir Theodore Martin

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks. -- Karl Marx

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. -- Henri Matisse

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

This trend already has begun. Already we're seeing ads saying, "Help wanted. We need older workers." The only offense is calling age 60 "older", instead of "mid-life." -- Michael Milken

Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve. -- Lakshmi Mittal

Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public. -- Robert Morley

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

Nothing but hard work, taking your opportunities, taking your advantages. (How Murdoch has achieved his success) -- Rupert Murdoch

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. -- Ogden Nash

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

We need to give people more of an incentive to work, to save, to invest, to create a true future for themselves. -- Suze Orman

The role of money is so strong that it causes us to go out and charge huge amounts of debt on our credit cards just so we can look like we have money. We even make excuses for the mere fact of why we're working. -- Suze Orman

It often takes tremendous courage just to keep going, to work hard to pay the bills every month, to meet the next financial or emotional challenge that comes along. -- Suze Orman

Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition. -- Sir William Osler

The amazing thing is that we’re part of people’s daily lives, like brushing their teeth. It’s just something they do throughout the day while working, buying things, deciding what to do after work and much more. Google has been accepted as part of people’s lives. -- Larry Page

We cannot continue down this catastrophic path. And so we say to the president, 'Mr. President, we need a new direction in Iraq. Let us work together to find a solution to the war in Iraq'. -- Nancy Pelosi

I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems. -- James Cash Penney

I will have no man work for me who has not the capacity to become a partner. -- James Cash Penney

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

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

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

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. -- Colin Powell

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. -- Colin Powell

The early years were more about learning than about acting. I had to carry on my father’s work, which was a big challenge. -- Azim Premji

In our way of working, we attach a great deal of importance to humility and honesty; With respect for human values, we promise to serve our customers with integrity. -- Azim Premji

Our work has only begun. In our time we have an historic opportunity to shape a global balance of power that favors freedom and that will therefore deepen and extend the peace. -- Condoleezza Rice

I love the market, it is my work, my play and my life. -- Rene Rivkin

I hate weekends because there is no stock market. -- Rene Rivkin

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. -- John Rockefeller

People I work with are open to leadership that has a vision, but this vision has to be communicated clearly and persuasively, and always, always with passion. -- Anita Roddick

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. -- Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt

... in order that a man may be happy, it is necessary that he should not only be capable of his work, but a good judge of his work. -- John Ruskin

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

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. -- Bertrand Russell

If I were born again, I would still be an industrialist. I complain because it’s very hard work with no weekends, but I would still do it. -- Sakip Sabanci

With more than half the female population now working, and a growing number of small businesses being set up by women, we've had to learn to manage our money. -- Annette Sampson

A human being must have occupation if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world. -- Dorothy L. Sayers

The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life. -- Charles R. Schwab

Good-morrow to thee; welcome: Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike charge: To business that we love we rise betime, And go to't with delight. -- William Shakespeare

Life was extremely hard when I was young; today working without the burden of pressure to me is the same as the luxury of retirement. -- Li Ka Shing

Let every man be occupied, and occupied in the highest employment of which his nature is capable, and die with the consciousness that he has done his best. -- Sydney Smith

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves. -- Logan Pearsall Smith

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

I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it. -- George Soros

My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it. But I can empower them. I can support them, and I can help them. -- George Soros

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. -- Anna Garlin Spencer

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

I don't claim anything of the work. It is his work. I am like a little pencil in his hand. That is all. He does the thinking. He does the writing. The pencil has nothing to do with it. -- Mother Teresa

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

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

I don't carry a briefcase. I try not to schedule too many meetings. I leave my door open. I prefer to come to work each day and just see what develops. -- Donald Trump

When you’re raised in a communist country, you lead a very Spartan life. You start with nothing, and you learn that you must work hard for everything and believe in yourself. -- Ivana Trump

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise. -- Ted Turner

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

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. -- Mark Twain

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need. -- Voltaire

How many times have you heard that to make money you have to work hard? Who told you that? -- Stuart Wilde

The better work men do is always done under stress and at great personal cost. -- William Carlos Williams

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work. -- Oprah Winfrey

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. -- Oprah Winfrey

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 thank Divine Providence for the breath of a new spirit that this movement brought to the events of contemporary Europe. May God bless all those who are committed to promoting social justice and the good of workers. -- Pope Benedict XVI

I have to say I was a bit shocked to see myself on the cover (TIME magazine). It's really not my style since Yahoo! is something built by a lot more people than just me.. -- Jerry Yang

Divide your movements into easy-to-do sections. If you fail, divide again. -- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company. -- Zig Ziglar

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Punishment | Capitalism | Capitalist | Carbon | Career | Casino | Cats | Caution | Celebrities | Celebrity | Censorship | Ceremony | Challenge | Challenging | Chance | Change | Chaos | Character | Charisma | Charity | Charm | Children | Chocolate | Choice | Christianity | Church | Cities | City Life, Cities | Civilization | Cliches | Clients | Climate Change | Climbing | Coffee (or Tea) | Color | Comedy | Commitment | Committee | Committees | Common Sense | Communication | Communism | Community | Company | Compassion | Competence | Competition | Compromise | Computer | Computers | Conceit | Concept | Confidence | Conflict | Conformity & Nonconformity | Confused | Confusion | Congress | Connections | Conscience | Conservation | Conservatism | Conservative | Conservatives | Consulting | Consumerism | Contribution | Control | Controversy | Conversation | Conviction | Corporations | Corruption | Courage | Cowardice/Weakness | Crazy | Creation | Creative | Creativity | Creed | Crime | Criminal | Crisis | Critic | Criticism | Crowds | Culture | Curiosity | Customers | Cynicism | Dance | Dance, Dancing | Danger | Deal | Death | Debt | Deception/Lying | Decisions | Deeds | Defeat | Democracy | Depression | Design | Desire | Desires | Despair | Destiny | Destruction | Determination | Determined | Dictatorship | Differences | Different | Difficult | Difficulties | Difficulty | Dignity | Diplomacy | Disability, Handicaps | Disappointment | Discipline | Discovery | Discrimination | Disease | Dishonesty | Disobedience | Dissent | Diversity | Diving | Divorce | Doctors | Dogs | Dollar | Doubt | Doubts | Dream | Dreams | Drinking | Drugs | Duty | Earth | Ecology | Economic | Economics | Education | Efficiency | Effort | Ego | Election | Email Signatures | Emotional | Emotions | Employee | Encouragement | Ending | Endings | Enemies | Energy | Engineering | England | English | Enjoyment | Enlightenment, The | Entertainment | Enthusiasm | Entrepreneur | Environment | Envy | Envy / Jealousy | Equality | Ethics | Etiquette | Evangelism | Evil | Evolution | Example | Excellence | Excellent | Exercise | Expectation | Expectations | Experience | Experts | Extremism | Facts | Failure | Fairy Tales | Faith | Fame | Family | Famous | Fanaticism | Farming | Fascism | Fashion | Fate & Destiny | Father | Fathers | Fear | Feeling | Feelings | Feminism | Fighting | Film / Filmmaking / Movies | Finance | Fired | Fish, Fishing | Flattery | Flight, Flying | Flowers | Focus | Food | Forgiveness | Freedom | Freedom of Speech | Friends | Friendship | Frustration | Fulfillment | Fun | Future | Future, The | Gambling (Gaming) | Garden | Gardens | Generosity | Genius | Gifts | Giving | Global Warming | Globalism | Globalization | Glory | Goals | God | Gold | Golf | Good | Goodness | Gossip | Government | Grace | Gratitude | Great | Greatness & Great Things | Greed | Grief | Grief, Grieving | Growth | Gun Control | Habit | Habits | Happiness | Happy | Hate | Hatred | Hazing | Health | Heart | Heaven | Hell | Help | Hero | Heroes | Heroes/Heroism | History | Holidays | Hollywood | Holocaust | Home | Homosexuality | Honest | Honesty | Honor | Hope | Horses, Horse Racing | Hospitality | Hospitals | Housework | Human Rights | Humanism | Humanity | Humility | Humor | Hunting | Hypocrisy | Idealism | Ideals | Ideas | Identity | Ideology | Ignorance | Ignorance & Stupidity | Illusions | Imagination | Immigration | Immortality | Impermanence | Important | Improvement | Inclusion | Independence | Indifference | Individuality | Infinity | Inflation | Influence | Information | Injustice | Innocence | Innovative | Insanity | Inspiration | Inspirational | Instinct | Insults | Integrity | Intelligence | Intelligent | Intention | Interesting | International Relations | Internet | Invention | Investment | Iraq | Irony | Islam | Jealousy | Jesus | Job | Journalism | Journeys | Joy | Judging, Judgment | Judgment | Justice | Killing | Kindness | Knowledge | Labor | Labour | Language | Laughter | Law | Laws | Lawyers | Laziness | Leadership | Learning | Legacy | Letters (Writing) | Liberal | Liberalism | Liberals | Liberty | Libraries | Lies | Life | Light | Limitations | Limiting | Listening | Literary | Literature | Loan | Logic | Loneliness | Loss | Love | Loyalty | Luck | Lying | Machiavellianism | Madness | Majorities | Management | Mankind | Mankind, Man | Manners | Market | Marketing | Marriage | Marxism | Masses | Material Possessions | Mathematics | Maturity | Meaning | Media | Medicine | Mediocrity | Meditation | Memory | Men | Men & Women | Men And Women | Mental Illness | Mercy | Military | Military, The | Millionaire | Mind | Mind, The | Minorities | Mirrors | Mistakes | Moderation | Money | Morality | Morals | Mother | Mothers | Motivational | Murder | Music | Mystery | Myth | Nation | NATO | Nature | Necessity | Negative | Negotiation | Neutrality | News | Niceness | Nobility | Nothing | Now | Nudity | Observation | Oceans | Oil | Opera | Opinion | Opinions | Opportunity | Oppression | Optimism | Optimistic | Option | Order | Organic Food | Organization | Organize | Pacifism | Painting | Parenting | Parents | Partnership | Party | Passion | Past, The | Patience | Patriotism | Peace | Penmanship | People | Perception | Perfection | Perseverance | Persistence | Personality | Perspective | Pessimism | Pessimistic | Pets | Philanthropy | Philosophy | Photography | Physics | Plagiarism | Planning | Plans | Plants | Play/Games | Pleasure | Poetry | Politicians | Politics | Popularity | Pornography | Positive | Possessions | Potential | Poverty | Power | Practice | Praise | Prayer | Predict | Prejudice | Presidency | President | Pride | Prison | Privacy | Private | Problem | Problems | Procrastination | Products | Professionalism | Profit | Progress | Promise | Promises | Promotion | Propaganda | Property | PropertyQuotes | Prophecy | Protection | Protest | Proverbial Wisdom | Proverbs | Prudence | Psychiatry | Psychology | Public 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(Scent) | Smoking | Snow | Socialism | Society | Solidarity | Solitude | Solutions | Sorrow | Soul | Space | Speeches (Oratory) | Spelling | Spiritual | Spirituality | Sports | Spring | Stars | Starting | Statistics | Stock Market | Stocks | Storytelling | Strategy | Strength | Stress | Strong | Struggle | Stubbornness | Stupid | Stupidity | Style | Success | Success & Failure | Suffering | Suicide | Summer | Superstition | Support | Surprise | Surrender | Tact | Talent | Talks | Tax | Taxation | Taxes | Teaching | Teamwork | Technology | Television | Temptation | Tenacity | Terrorism | Texas | Thanksgiving | The Future | The Past | Theater | Thinking | Thought | Thoughts | Thunderstorms | Time | Time Management | Toasts | Tolerance | Torture | Toys | Tradition | Travel | Trees | Trust | Truth | Tyranny | Uncertainty | Understanding | Unity | Universe, The | Unrequited Love | Vacations | Value | Vanity | Variety | Vices | Victory | Vietnam | Violence | Violins | Virtue | Vision | 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