The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.
Work is often the father of pleasure.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit
Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
By the work one knows the workmen.
We must do the work to prove our fears groundless, otherwise it is our fears that will gain ground and our lives will be spent in their service.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work
The problem with capitalism is that it best rewards the worst part of us: the ruthless, competitive, conniving, opportunistic, acquisitive drives, giving little reward and often much punishment--or at least much handicap--to honesty, compassion, fair play, many forms of hard work, love of justice, and a concern for those in need.
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
In every art beginners must start with models of those who have practiced the same art before them. And it is not only a matter of looking at the drawings, paintings, musical compositions, and poems that have been and are being created; it is a matter of being drawn into the individual work of art, of realizing that it has been made by a real human being, and trying to discover the secret of its creation.
The frivolous work of polished idleness
I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.
Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness with others
The frivolous work of polished idleness.
So, I think thatís the centerpiece of morality: Donít lie. But to do that, you have to go a step further and find out what the truth is. You know, itís easy to say, ěIíll never tell a lie.î But if you say, ěIím going to speak the truth,î youíre going to have to work damn hard to find out what the truth is. The next thing is just plain, old, simple kindness: to other people, to your family. Love for other people. I think thatís another very important part of morality, being genuinely compassionate and concerned about the feelings and well being of other people, especially those that depend on you directly.
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.
A successful work of art is not one which resolves contradictions in a spurious harmony, but one which expresses the idea of harmony negatively by embodying the contradictions, pure and uncompromised, in its innermost structure.
Every canvas, even if non-representational, that depends upon harmonious relationships of the three forces ń color, volume and line ń is a work of art.
All that is not useful in a picture is detrimental. A work of art must be harmonious in its entirety; for superfluous details would, in the mind of the beholder, encroach upon the essential elements.
...words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone.
Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it may be.
Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures
As I progressed further with my project, it became obvious that it was really unimportant where I chose to photograph. The particular place simply provided an excuse to produce work... you can only see what you are ready to see - what mirrors your mind at that particular time