Work Quotes

what is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first one is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.

Bertrand Russell

Criticism, whatever may be its pretensions, never does more than to define the impression which is made upon it at a certain moment by a work wherein the writer himself noted the impression of the world which he received at a certain hour.

James Branch Cabell

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body

Henry Louis Mencken

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.

James Ling

The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all.

Gore Vidal

Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.

Eileen Caddy

On this day I remember words that have stayed with me since my childhood and which matter a great deal to me today, my school motto: "I will try my outmost". This is my promise to all of the people of Britain and now let the work of change begin.

James Gordon Brown

A professional; is someone who can do his best work when he doesn\'t feel like it.

Alistair Cooke

Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.

William James Mayo

Any work of art can be looked at as a series of decisions made about problems that you give yourself about how to express a certain idea.

John Leon

Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.

Carl Jung

A life's work should be based on love.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family's income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.

Rita Mae Brown

Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.

John Muir

An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Test every work of intellect or faith, And everything that your own hands have wrought And call those works extravagance of breath That are not suited for such men as come proud, open-eyed and laughing to the tomb.

William Butler Yeats

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.

Virginia Woolf

Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.

E. R. Beadle

I search, but never find. Hurt, but never cry. I work and forever tired.

Lil Wayne

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.

H. L. Mencken

Setting the conditions before you make an agreement is better than having an argument in the middle of the work.

Yemenese Proverb

This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.

Neil Gaiman

The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work.

Randy Bachman
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