Work Quotes

Extraordinary individuals take one step back and two steps forward with most every challenges and sometimes two steps back to one step forward. They harvest useful lessons and knowledge from what does not work, and they display a remarkable resiliency; and ability to bounce back from adversity.

Jerry Porras

When the boss is away, work becomes a holiday.

Portuguese Proverb

Slang is the language which takes off its coat, spits on its hands - and goes to work.

Carl Sandburg

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.

James A. Michener

Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not.

Beadle, E. R.

Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around

Abdul Kalam

I see what keeps people young: work!

Ted Turner

We need to promote greater tolerance and understanding among the peoples of the world. Nothing can be more dangerous to our efforts to build peace and development than a world divided along religious, ethnic or cultural lines. In each nation, and among all nations, we must work to promote unity based on our shared humanity.

Kofi Annan

The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch.

Michael Armstrong

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.

Henry Moore

Better is a handful of rest than a double handful of hard work and striving after the wind.


No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.

Dr. Joyce Brothers

If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf

Bob Hope

Our work suggests that interventions might decrease the mortality of caregivers. Interventions are likely to be useful in certain diseases, such as stroke and dementia, and the timing of such interventions might be matched to the riskiest times for caregivers, for example, just after the hospitalization of the spouse.

Nicholas Christakis

To practice kata is not to memorize an order. You must find the kata that work for you, understand them, digest them and stick with them for life.

Gichin Funakoshi
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