WORK QUOTES Quotes

To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.

Ralph Bunche

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

Leadership is mostly a power over imagination, and never more so than in combat. The bravest man alone can only be an armed lunatic. The real strength lies in the ability to get others to do your work.

Lois McMaster Bujold

In science, read, by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.

Joyce Brothers

When a man feels that he cannot leave his work, it is a sure sign of an impending collapse.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

If we are serious about peace, then we must work for it as ardently, seriously, continuously, carefully, and bravely as we have ever prepared for war.

Wendell Berry

A world marked by so much injustice, innocent suffering, and cynicism of power cannot be the work of a good God.

Pope Benedict XVI

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

Amelia Earhart

The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church.

Richard G. Scott

The kingdom of God throughout the world will not be established by Lone Rangers but by the people of God working together.

Jerry Rankin

Michelangelo worked from within. He described not the excitements of touching or seeing a man but the excitement of being Man.

Quentin Crisp

A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing.

Joseph Conrad

Hard work and training. There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best.

Ronald Dean Coleman

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. When you stumble, keep faith. When you're knocked down, get right back up. And never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

"To forgive oneself"? No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive.

Dag Hammarskjld

The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world and the most dangerous.

James Clavell

Technology frightens me to death. It's designed by engineers to impress other engineers, and they always come with instruction booklets that are written by engineers for other engineers which is why almost no technology ever works.

John Marwood Cleese

Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and...Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The self-taught man seldom knows anything accurately, and he does not know a tenth as much as he could have known if he had worked under teachers;

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The difference between truth and fiction is that the latter must always be credible in order to work.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

My attitude towards peace does not depend on which war we are discussing. I think that words should do the work of bombs.

Moran Margaret Cho

Isolation in creative work is an onerous thing. Better to have negative criticism than nothing at all.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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