Work Quotes

Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an "ethic."

Barbara Ehrenreich

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.

Francoise de Motteville

Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other.

Henry David Thoreau

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

Mark Twain

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The object of living is work, experience, happiness

Henry Ford

All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them.

Felix Frankfurter

Just as appetite comes from eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning

Igor Stravinsky

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

Flaubert

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt

Max Beerbohm

Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.

Louise Bogan

No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation

Walter Bagehot

The days you work are the best days

Georgia O'Keeffe

All scientists must communicate their work, for what is the point of learning new things about how the world works if you don't tell anyone about them?

Jim Al-Khalili

The ideal student would be one who was not working for grades but was working because he was interested in the work and not trying to compete with fellow students.

Carl David Anderson

My work is like digging, it's archaeological research among the arid materials of our times. That's how I understand my first films, and that's what I'm still doing...

Michelangelo Antonioni

There is no work so mean, but it would amply serve me to furnish me with sustenance.

Antisthenes

I want you to understand that I never could have done the work I have if I had not had this woman at my right hand.

Susan Brownell Anthony Jacob

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.

Mustafa Kemal Atatrk

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach

Journalists told me that a talk show wouldn't work. Some told me I was going to get canceled before my first season was up. Before I did one show, they were, like 'Why do you want to do this? Do you know that 90 percent of talk shows don't get a second season? You're a model. People just see you as a model.'

Tyra Lynne Banks

I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker. We're talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world... I'm just a little dismayed that people aren't beyond it yet.

Anne Bancroft

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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