Work Quotes

Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and...Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The difference between truth and fiction is that the latter must always be credible in order to work.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

My attitude towards peace does not depend on which war we are discussing. I think that words should do the work of bombs.

Moran Margaret Cho

Isolation in creative work is an onerous thing. Better to have negative criticism than nothing at all.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

If you cant distinguish people from lap-dogs, you shouldnt undertake philanthropic work.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

In all the work we do, our most valuable asset can be the attitude of self-examination. It is forgivable to make mistakes, but to stand fast behind a wall of self-righteousness and make the same mistake twice is not forgivable.

Dale E. Turner

O, do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! 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 a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God.

Phillips Brooks

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.

Quintilian

This is my chance to help this lady put some money in her pocket. Let me explain how the economy works. When you spend money to buy food it helps this lady's business. It makes it more likely somebody is going to find work. So instead of asking questions, answer mine: are you going to buy some food?

George Walker Bush

Creating channels between people who want to work together toward change has always been one of the ways that social movements push the world forward and make it better.

Mark Zuckerberg

If you just work on stuff that you like and are passionate about, you dont have to have a master plan with how things will play out.

Mark Zuckerberg

Christ's sacrifice stands in glorious proportions with the work to be done. Nothing else or less would suffice. It is a work supernatural, transacted in the plane of nature; and what but such a work could restore the broken order of the soul under evil?

Horace Bushnell

We are to work after no set fashion of high endeavor; but to walk with Jesus, performing, as it were, a ministry on foot, that we may stop at the humblest matter, and prove our fidelity there.

Horace Bushnell

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.

William Ellery Channing

Heaven is the work of the best and kindest men and women. Hell is the work of prigs, pedants and professional truth-tellers. The world is an attempt to make the best of both.

Samuel Butler
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