Work Quotes

You work the first eight hours of each day for survival. Anything after that is an investment.

Thomas Watson

When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.

George Bernard Shaw

I never diet. I smoke. I drink now and then. I never work out. I work very hard, and I am worth every cent.

Naomi Campbell

Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is . . . For me, that balance is family, work, and service.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Albert Einstein, who discovered that a tiny amount of mass is equal to a huge amount of energy, which explains why, as Einstein himself so eloquently put it in a famous 1939 speech to the Physics Department at Princeton, "You have to exercise for a week to work off the thigh fat from a single Snickers."

Dave Barry

Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.

Ambrose Bierce

One hour's meditation on the work of the Creator is better than seventy years of prayer


Each year it seems to take less time to fly across the ocean and longer to drive to work.


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.

Colin Powell

At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.

Golda Meir

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.


In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.

Mays, Willie

Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair.

Livingstone, David

Only through dedicated work does a man fulfill himself.

William S. Carlson

Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.

Piers Anthony
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