Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem.
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind.
Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
We work to become, not to acquire.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity. Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe : the former is disturbing
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that ...
I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves
A civil servant is sometimes like a broken cannon - it won't work and you can't fire it.
Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I'd see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead.
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.
God respects me when I work; but God loves me when I sing.
Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work