Work Quotes

My young men shall never work, men who work cannot dream; and wisdom comes to us in dreams. You ask me to plow the ground. Shall I take a knife and tear my mothers breast? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest. You ask me to dig for stone. Shall I dig under her skin for her bones? Then when I die I cannot enter her body to be born again. You ask me to cut grass and make hay and sell it and be rich like white men. But how dare I cut off my mother's hair.

Smohalla

Pay me for my work but I don't do it for the money.

Vanna Bonta

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Casteneda

Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you will be hindered tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrow's; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Benjamin Franklin

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

Peter Drucker

Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.

Ann Richards

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

Anne Frank

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

Albert Camus

Work rivals religion for the #1 spot in mind control techniques.

Roach

what is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first one is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.

Bertrand Russell

Criticism, whatever may be its pretensions, never does more than to define the impression which is made upon it at a certain moment by a work wherein the writer himself noted the impression of the world which he received at a certain hour.

James Branch Cabell

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body

Henry Louis Mencken

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.

James Ling

The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all.

Gore Vidal
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