The ethics of excellence are grounded in action - what you actually do, rather than what you say you believe. Talk, as the saying goes, is cheap.
You can't put someone else in charge of your morals. Ethics is a personal discipline.
The best insurance policy for tomorrow is to make the most productive use of today. A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.
The first step in providing economic equality for women is to ensure a stable economy in which every person who wants to work can work.
Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form.
Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem.
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.
Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
We work to become, not to acquire.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity. Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe : the former is disturbing
The Three Rules of Work: 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that ...
I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves
A civil servant is sometimes like a broken cannon - it won't work and you can't fire it.
Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.
For me, hard work represents the supreme luxury of life