Work Quotes

Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do

Oscar Wilde

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.

Vaclav Havel

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.

Marian Wright Edelman

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.

Colleen C. Barrett

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.

Edward Harriman

No great achievement is possible without persistent work.

Bertrand Russell

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you`re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.

Isaac Asimov

It is not work that kills, but worry

African Proverb

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain, polling one center after another for signs of re recognition, for old memories and old connection.

Lewis Thomas

Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from over work, but many who died from doubt.

Charles Horace Mayo

Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.

Steve Pavlina

When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.

Steve Pavlina

Nerves provide me with energy. They work for me. It's when I don't have them, when I feel at ease, that I get worried

Mike Nichols

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.

William Shakespeare

What we count the ills of life are often blessings in disguise, resulting in good to us in the end. Though for the present not joyous but grievous, yet, if received in a right spirit, they work out fruits of righteousness for us at last.

Matthew Henry

Telegram to a friend who had just become a mother after a prolonged pregnancy: Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you

Dorothy Parker

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.

Benjamin Franklin

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Calvin Coolidge

There has never been a time in history when simply being pregnant and giving birth has seemed so complicated. This is because there has never been a time in history when being a woman has seemed so complicated. Whatever gains we imagine we have made in work, in relationships and in the wider culture, the struggle to find a positive definition of what it is to be a woman, particularly in regard to our reproductive lives, is as intense as ever. Nowhere is that struggle felt as keenly as in the arena of pregnancy and birth

Pat Thomas

Again, both literature and philosophy work by appealing to certain reigning idols.

Morris Raphael Cohen

I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.

James Joyce

Many people have come to Christ as a result of my participation in presenting the Gospel to them. It's all the work of the Holy Spirit.

Billy Graham

A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.

Nadia Boulanger

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