By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority, they are often frank about their ignorance, their disputes are fairly decorous, they do not confuse what is being argued with race, politics, sex or age, they listen patiently to the young and to the old who both know everything. These are the general virtues of scholarship, and they are peculiarly the virtues of science.

Jacob Bronowski

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.

George Eliot

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

Abraham Maslow

Any work looks wonderful to me except the one which I can do.


God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.


For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.

Lao Tzu

In my heart of hearts, I know that whatever I do is going to have integrity, and I'm going to work really hard, and I know that fans are going to take to it.

Christy Romano

Backstabbing occurs when a coworker lies low on a project and then grabs credit when it's nearing completion.

Les Parrott

It had been worked to exhaustion.

Sgt. Brooks Long

Working in Hollywood does give one a certain expertise in the field of prostitution.

Jane Fonda

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.

Josh Billings

Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Many times I am asked why the suffering of animals should call forth more sympathy from me than the suffering of human beings; why I work in this direction of charitable work more than toward any other. My answer is that because I believe that this work includes all the education and lines of reform which are needed to make a perfect circle of peace and goodwill about the Earth.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The heart is the first feature of working minds.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Cut your morning devotions into your personal grooming. You would not go out to work with a dirty face. Why start the day with the face of your soul unwashed?

Robert A. Cook
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