Work Quotes

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

John G. Pollard

If an explanation is so vague in its inherent nature, or so unskillfully molded in its formulation, that specific deductions subject to empirical verification or refutation can not be based upon it, then it can never serve as a working hypothesis. A hypothesis with which one can not work is not a working hypothesis.

Douglas Wilson Johnson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work.

Milton Friedman

The basic need of the creator is independence. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It demands total independence in function and in motive.

Ayn Rand

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.

Charles Baudelaire

For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for. She can watch him, as a child, play the games she was not allowed to play; she can invest in him her ideas, aspirations, ambitions, and values -- or whatever she has left of them; she can watch her son, who came from her flesh and whose life was sustained by her work and devotion, embody her in the world. So while the project of raising a boy is fraught with ambivalence and leads inevitably to bitterness, it is the only project that allows a woman to be -- to be through her son, to live through her son.

Andrea Dworkin

I had very good dentures once. Some magnificent gold work. It's the only form of jewelry a man can wear that women fully appreciate.

Graham Greene

An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work.

Gertrude Stein

Every weekend he would have me come down to work on Dragnet, which by now was on television as well as radio.

Martin Milner

Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.

Marie Curie

All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.

Tennessee Williams

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.

Malcolm Forbes

Most people perform essentially meaningless work. When they retire that truth is borne upon them.

Brendan Francis

No man who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.

Samuel Goldwyn

The one overriding principle of the conservation movement is that no work of man (save the bare minimum of roads, trails, and necessary public facilities in access areas) should intrude into the wonderful places of the National Park System.

Stuart Udall

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

Woody Allen

Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.

Theodore Roosevelt†

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of work.

Sarah Knowles Bolton

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

William Arthur Ward

The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. The great poets, philosophers, profits, able men whose thoughts and deeds have moved the world, have come down from the mountains -- mountain-dwellers who have grown strong they are with the forest trees in Natures work-shops.

John Muir

A hero is someone who rebels or seems to rebel against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them. Obviously that can only work at moments. It can't be a lasting thing. That's not saying that people shouldn't keep trying to rebel against the facts of existence. Someday, who knows, we might conquer death, disease and war.

Jim Morrison

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Paul Hawken

A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.

H S M Burns
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