Popular Quotes and Sayings about Work

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

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

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

If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life. ~Benjamin Franklin

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~Leo Tolstoy

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

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

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. ~Henri-Fr%E9d%E9ric Amiel

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ~Henri Bergson

Dive into the sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price. ~Moses Ibn Ezra

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

The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth. ~George Eliot

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

Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare. ~John Dryden

Once in a while you have to take a break and visit yourself. ~Audrey Giorgi

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

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

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

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power. ~Henry George

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

Say not, when I have leisure I will study; you may not have leisure. ~The Mishnah

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

I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction. ~Ayn Rand

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

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience. ~Bill Watterson

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. ~Abraham Lincoln

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. ~Thomas A. Edison

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. ~Aristotle

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

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

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

When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. ~Voltaire

He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike. ~William Shakespeare

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