Work Ethics Quotes

A bad workman always blames his tools.


Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not.

Beadle, E. R.

Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around

Abdul Kalam

I see what keeps people young: work!

Ted Turner

If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance

Orville Wright

We need to promote greater tolerance and understanding among the peoples of the world. Nothing can be more dangerous to our efforts to build peace and development than a world divided along religious, ethnic or cultural lines. In each nation, and among all nations, we must work to promote unity based on our shared humanity.

Kofi Annan

The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch.

Michael Armstrong

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.

Henry Moore

At the working man's house hunger looks in but dares not enter.

Benjamin Franklin

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.

Rollo May

Better is a handful of rest than a double handful of hard work and striving after the wind.


No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Sometimes informality breeds rudeness. Maybe companies that are very informal manage to keep stress levels down. But if it's very informal, workers might not know what their boundaries are.

P.M. Forni

If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf

Bob Hope

Our work suggests that interventions might decrease the mortality of caregivers. Interventions are likely to be useful in certain diseases, such as stroke and dementia, and the timing of such interventions might be matched to the riskiest times for caregivers, for example, just after the hospitalization of the spouse.

Nicholas Christakis
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