Work Quotes

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Confucius

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

James Matthew Barrie

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

Thomas Edison

The world is filled with willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

Robert Fros

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Robert F. Kennedy

Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.

Aldous Huxley

Labor wants also pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister

Thorstein Veblen

Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it!

Hector Crawford 1913

Go with your first thoughts; they're usually your best thoughts. Pay attention, stick to your goals and follow those guidelines. It's all right there if you reach for it, unless you want to punch timeclocks and work for somebody. That's what we liked about America, the land of opportunity. All your dreams can come true.

Rick Danko

If you want peace, work for justice.

Henry Louis Mencken

Have I done anything for society? I have then done more for myself. Let that question and truth be always present to thy mind, and work without cessation.

William G. Simms

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

Oscar Wilde

Ideas won't work unless you do.

Unknown

Journalists aren't supposed to praise things. It's a violation of work rules almost as serious as buying drinks with our own money or absolving the CIA of something.

P.J. O'Rourke

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.

Ogden Nash

Every person I work with knows something better than me. My job is to listen long enough to find it and use it.

Jack Nichols

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

Anna Quindlen

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

Michelangelo

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.

H. L. Hunt

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.

R. E. Shay

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

Igor Stravinsky

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Anon

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events ... it is from numberless acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.

Robert F Kennedy 1925

It's important to know that words don't move mountains. Work, exacting work moves mountains.

Danilo Dolci
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