Work Quotes

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

To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard work at all.

Mark Sullivan

Work to connect yourself to the "allness" of life -- instead of identifying with the smallness of it -- and you'll awaken to a greatness already living within you that is no more bothered by the little things in life than a mountain is made miserable by the rain that falls upon it.

Guy Finley

If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it's pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

Saint Augustine

If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied.

George Westinghouse

Political work implies participating in the grief and mourning of people, sharing the burdens with them and acting with plans to get rid of their difficulties.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

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

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

As surprising as it seems, at some level all this advertising we see around us must work, or companies would not engage in it so much.

Morris Hite

My work is a game, a very serious game.

M. C. Escher

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Henry J. Kaiser

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach
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