Work Quotes

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

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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.


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

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

Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it you are lost.

Samuel Butler

The work we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

Thomas Carlyle

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.

Thomas Carlyle

Work is the grand cure for all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind,honest work, which you intend getting done.

Thomas Carlyle

Nothing is harder to understand than a symbolic work. A symbol always transcends the one who makes use of it and makes him say in reality more than he is aware of expressing.

Albert Camus

It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about.

Albert Camus
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