Work Quotes

A survey says that American workers work the first three hours every day just to pay their taxes. So that's why we can't get anything done in the morning: We're government workers

Jay Leno

If a piece of 'alternative medicine' can be shown to work reliably, it ceases to become alternative. It just becomes medicine.

Derren Victor Brown

If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time.

Elbert Hubbard

Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.

Michael Novak

Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work

Albert Einstein

A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

I am an inveterate homemaker, it is at once my pleasure, my recreation, and my handicap. Were I a man, my books would have been written in leisure, protected by a wife and a secretary and various household officials. As it is, being a woman, my work has had to be done between bouts of homemaking.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Work is much more fun than fun.

Noel Coward

The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and ontrolled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced. If the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Look at the whole criminal correction game, which is a big piece of our economy. It's just an invention. Crime is being invented to put people to work.

Jerry Brown

Just as there are no little people or unimportant lives, there is no insignificant work.

Yelena (or Elena) Georgevna Bonner (

A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.

Thomas Carlyle

The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.

Maxine Hong Kingston

The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.

Maxine Hong Kingston

Weak souls always set to work at the wrong time.

Cardinal De Rets

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o'clock runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.

Emily Jane Bront

With sociology one can do anything and call it work.

Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury

I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Forgetfulness, the unhistorical, is the atmosphere, in which alone life can come into being. In order to understand it, let us imagine a youth who is seized with a passion for a woman, or a man who is swayed by a passion for his work. In both cases what lies behind them has ceased to exist and yet this state (the most unhistorical that can be imagined) is that in which every action, every great deed is conceived and accomplished.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

Bertolucci is extraordinary in his ability to perceive, he's a poet...he is very easy to work for.

Marlon Brando

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.

George Bernard Shaw

It really is strange the way I work for success but when I get there cannot appreciate it. I enjoy the road to success and the struggle even when it gets hard. But when I achieve my goal, I feel suddenly and totally stressed. Only in retrospect can I begin to enjoy the moment and admit just how great it was.

Sarah Brightman
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