Work Quotes

It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer to have production without employees and the ideal of the employee is to have income without work.

E. F. Schumacher

I have to be firm on this: unique is not to be modified. Adding very or absolutely is like putting a propeller on a rabbit to make him hop better. It won't work, and he won't be a rabbit anymore.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

Nothing can be of great worth or holy which is the work of builders and mechanics.


The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Leonardo da Vinci

In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone.

Donald Rumsfeld

The painter is, as to the execution of his work, a mechanic; but as to his conception and spirit and design he is hardly below even the poet

Friedrich von Schiller

The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Chaos, panic and disorder- my work here is done


The creative writer uses his life as well as being its victim; he can control, in his work, the self-presentation that in actuality is at the mercy of a thousand accidents.

John Updike

People say that if we work for the Single European Act, women will get their rights, the water will be purer, and training will be better. That is rubbish. It is part of the attempt to consolidate the EEC.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work

Indian Proverb

Our greatest weariness comes from work not done.

Eric Hoffer

I do most of my work sitting down; that's where I shine.

Robert Charles Benchley

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.

David Bly

It required a lot less energy, intelligence, and competence to run against government than to try to make government work.

Joseph Robinette
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