Work Ethics Quotes

The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world and the most dangerous.

James Clavell

Technology frightens me to death. It's designed by engineers to impress other engineers, and they always come with instruction booklets that are written by engineers for other engineers which is why almost no technology ever works.

John Marwood Cleese

Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and...Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The self-taught man seldom knows anything accurately, and he does not know a tenth as much as he could have known if he had worked under teachers;

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The difference between truth and fiction is that the latter must always be credible in order to work.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

My attitude towards peace does not depend on which war we are discussing. I think that words should do the work of bombs.

Moran Margaret Cho

Isolation in creative work is an onerous thing. Better to have negative criticism than nothing at all.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner that works and brings it out.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

If you cant distinguish people from lap-dogs, you shouldnt undertake philanthropic work.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

In all the work we do, our most valuable asset can be the attitude of self-examination. It is forgivable to make mistakes, but to stand fast behind a wall of self-righteousness and make the same mistake twice is not forgivable.

Dale E. Turner

Abortions will not let you forget. You remember the children you got that you did not get, The damp small pulps with a little or with no hair, The singers and workers that never handled the air. You will never neglect or beat Them, or silence or buy with a sweet. You will never wind up the sucking-thumb Or scuttle off ghosts that come.

Gwendolyn Brooks

O, do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks! Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle. But you shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God.

Phillips Brooks

Assurance is a jewel of that worth, a pearl of that price, that he who will have it must work, and sweat, and weep, and wait to obtain it.

Thomas Brooks

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

Newt Gingrich

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.

Quintilian
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