Work Quotes

Karma does not bind one who has renounced work.

Bhagavad Gita

The best insurance policy for tomorrow is to make the most productive use of today. A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.

Geoffrey Norman

A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.

Geoffrey Norman

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 the miracle.

Phillips Brooks

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

Paul Cezanne

Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.

Bob Black

Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness

George MacDonald

ìI never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completelyî

Conan Doyle

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

Rainer Maria Rilke

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you wonít be able to do this.

Willie Mays

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

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

Nadia Boulanger

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
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