Work Ethics Quotes

Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.

Unknown

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

Work rivals religion for the #1 spot in mind control techniques.

Roach

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

Albert Camus

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.

Albert Camus

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King Jr

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.

Jane Addams

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

Evan Esar

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

James MacGregor Burns

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

Gustave Flaubert

If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come.

Lawrence Welk

If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.

Malcolm Gladwell

Praying without working is faith inaction.

Saji Ijiyemi

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

Henry David Thoreau

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

Arnold J. Toynbee

A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.

Grant Fairley

For when men labor they keep out of mischief. You remember the old proverb--An idle mind is the Devils workshop.

George Q. Cannon

Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig.

Malcolm Gladwell

Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.

Bob Black

And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. The fool folds his hands and ruins himself. Better one hand with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.

Stacy

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

Robert Frost

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.

Joseph Campbell

O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.

Abu Bakr

My young men shall never work, men who work cannot dream; and wisdom comes to us in dreams. You ask me to plow the ground. Shall I take a knife and tear my mothers breast? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest. You ask me to dig for stone. Shall I dig under her skin for her bones? Then when I die I cannot enter her body to be born again. You ask me to cut grass and make hay and sell it and be rich like white men. But how dare I cut off my mother's hair.

Smohalla

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