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 ...
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 ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle
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.
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf
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.
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
Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized.
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body
Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that's what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not
People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
It is not women's fault that diets do not work. It is not perversity of lack of willpower. God did this - in Her great wisdom.
If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.
It is nature's law that rivers wind, trees grow wood, and, given the opportunity, women work iniquity
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.
It is impossible to get exhausted in work for God. We get exhausted because we try to do Gods work in our own way.
President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts.
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.