Work Quotes

Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.

Louise Bogan

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt

Max Beerbohm

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

Flaubert

Just as appetite comes from eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning

Igor Stravinsky

All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them.

Felix Frankfurter

The object of living is work, experience, happiness

Henry Ford

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

Mark Twain

Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other.

Henry David Thoreau

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.

Francoise de Motteville

Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an "ethic."

Barbara Ehrenreich

As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work.

Sergey Brin

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.

Harry S. Truman

The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self esteem is excellence, mastery of your work.

Brian Tracy

Paint a masterpiece daily. Always autograph your work with excellence.

Greg Hickman

Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hall-mark of excellence.

Orison Swett Marden

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vidal Sassoon and Donald Kendall

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

High culture always isolates, always drives men out of their class, and makes it more difficult for them to share naturally and easily the common class-life around them. They seek the few companions who can understand them, and when these are not to be had within a traversable distance, they sit and work alone.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton

When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.

Dr. Armand Hammer

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.

Samuel Smiles

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.

Anne Lamott

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