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Quotes About Work

To work is to labor for a specific outcome, whether it is for income and livelihood or to obtain a distant goal. When your work is what you enjoy and you can envision the end result it becomes a pleasure. If at all possible, we should strife for an occupation that is rewarding in some way.

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The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes.  ~ Harold B. Lee


Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America.  If I'm not there, I go to work.  ~ Robert Orben


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


Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.  ~ John G. Pollard


We work to become, not to aquire.  ~ Elbert Hubbard


The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.  ~ Robert Frost


The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.   ~ Thomas A. Edison


I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.  ~ Charles Lamb


Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.  ~ Mark Twain


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


Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.  ~ Buddha


He who prays and labours lifts his heart to God with his hands.  ~ Saint Bernard


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


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


Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.  ~ Gordon B. Hinckley


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


Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind.  ~ Thomas Carlyle


Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.  ~ James Matthew Barrie


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


The trouble with the rat race is that if you win, you're still a rat.  ~ Lily Tomlin


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


Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.  ~ Mark Twain


If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.  ~ Malcolm S. Forbes


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


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.  ~ Confucius


He that can work is born king of something.  ~ Thomas Carlyle


If a man will not work, he shall not eat.  ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:10


Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.  ~ Nadia Comaneci


There's no labor a man can do that's undignified, if he does it right.  ~ Bill Cosby


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


He who labors diligently need never despair, for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.  ~ Menander


They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.  ~ Francis Bacon


Work is the curse of the drinking classes.  ~ Oscar Wilde


The happy people are those who are producing something.  ~ William Ralph Inge


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


The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


There is dignity in work only when it is work freely accepted.  ~ Albert Camus


Work without love is slavery.  ~ Mother Teresa


If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.  ~ Plato


Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.  ~ Voltaire


Hard work never kills anybody who supervises it.  ~ Harry Bauer


How do I work? I grope.  ~ Albert Einstein


Whoever looks for easy work, goes to bed very tired.  ~ Yiddish proverb


Always there comes an hour when one is weary of one's work and devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart.  ~ Albert Camus


The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.  ~ Ginger Rogers


Work and aquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of chance.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.  ~ Henry Ford


A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with a career on a cold night.  ~ Marilyn Monroe


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