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My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people; those who do the work
and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much
less competition.
Indira Gandhi

A good beginning is half the work.
Irish proverb

A man knows when he has found his vocation when he stops thinking about how to live and
begins to live.
Thomas Merton

A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing.
Joseph Conrad

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it,
What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find
satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

It is one thing to conceive a good plan, and another to execute it.

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
Franklin P. Jones

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better
that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those
who work with joy.
Kahlil Gibran

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving
them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day
convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving
your dreams.
Og Mandino

All work asks for diligence.
African proverb, Ovambo

In training and coaching thousands of professionals, I have found that lack of time is not the
major issue for them (though they themselves may think it is); the real problem is a lack of
clarity and definition about what a project really is, and what the associated next-action
steps required are.
David Allen

Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.
Coco Chanel

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work
and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson

I don't think that work ever really destroyed anybody. I think that lack of work destroys them
a hell of a lot more.
Katharine Hepburn

Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope. The power of hope upon
human exertion and happiness is wonderful.
To work - to work! It is such infinite delight to know that we still have the best things to do.
Katherine Mansfield
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to
do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you
do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.
Steve Jobs
I've never really viewed myself as particularly talented, where I excel is ridiculous, sickening
work ethic. While the other guy is sleeping, I'm working. While the other guy is eating, I'm
Will Smith
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Ann Landers
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Robert Frost
Many of the greatest men have owed their success to industry rather than to cleverness.
John Lubbock
We work to become, not to acquire.
Elbert Hubbard
Be nice to people on your way up, because you'll meet them on your way down.
Wilson Mizner
I see what keeps people young: work.
Ted Turner
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
Andrew Carnegie
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to
George Carlin
Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin. There is nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal
hanging on of an uncompleted task.
William James
You can't get a pay raise when you are angry. People will react to the negative energy and
will resist you. They'll perceive - consciously or subliminally - that you don't love yourself, so
why should they acknowledge you? They may even try to cut your money because they see
that you are devaluing yourself.
Stuart Wilde
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge
around doing nothing; it's a day you've had everything to do and you've done it.
Margaret Thatcher
Be sure to send a lazy man for the angel of death.
Jewish proverb
Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like
yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will
have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
Johnny Carson
Do people know you because of your unbelievable work ethic? If you can't answer YES to
that, you're not gonna get into that top 10 percent.
Grant Cardone
If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.
James Garfield
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