Work Quotes

Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do

Oscar Wilde

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.

Vaclav Havel

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.

Marian Wright Edelman

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.

Colleen C. Barrett

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.

Edward Harriman

No great achievement is possible without persistent work.

Bertrand Russell

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you`re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.

Isaac Asimov

It is not work that kills, but worry

African Proverb

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain, polling one center after another for signs of re recognition, for old memories and old connection.

Lewis Thomas

Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from over work, but many who died from doubt.

Charles Horace Mayo

Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.

Steve Pavlina

When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.

Steve Pavlina

Nerves provide me with energy. They work for me. It's when I don't have them, when I feel at ease, that I get worried

Mike Nichols

What we count the ills of life are often blessings in disguise, resulting in good to us in the end. Though for the present not joyous but grievous, yet, if received in a right spirit, they work out fruits of righteousness for us at last.

Matthew Henry
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