Work Quotes

The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.

Theodore Roosevelt

The hardest work is to go idle

Yiddish Proverb

Liberty don't work as good in practice as it does in speeches

Will Rogers

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.

Erma Bombeck

Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.

Unknown

Don't sacrifice your life to work and ideals. The most important things in life are human relations. I found that out too late.

Katharine Susannah Prichard 1883

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

Gustave Flaubert

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

I am definitely going to take a course on time management… just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.

Louis E. Boone

One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.

Charles Horton Cooley

Be strong and courageous, and do the work.

Chronicles 28:20

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry John Kaiser

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don\'t recognize them.

Ann Landers

Luck to me is something else. Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn\'t.

Lucille Ball

Retirement, a time to rediscover your passion.What would you work at if you didn't have to earn money!

Catherine Pulsifer

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love.

Anne Morriss

Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave, or they are no better than dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

The true test of the American ideal is whether we’re able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or circumstance decides life’s big winners and losers, or whether we build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams.

Barack Obama

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

John D. Rockefeller

When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.

Unknown

Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.

Jack Kemp
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