Work quotes page 4
If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
Abigail Van Buren
Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful
one is a lot of hard work.
Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
I believe people work for satisfaction. I believe it is a big mistake to think that money is the
only way to compensate a person for his work. People need money, but they also want to be
happy in their work and proud of it.
When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser
If you can't outplay them, outwork them.
I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't
like walking or carrying things.
Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for its own sake but, as he was
given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts.
Mary Ellen Chase
One of the most important factors, not only in military matters but in life as a whole, is the
ability to direct one's whole energies towards the fulfillment of a particular task.
Work is something you can count on, a trusted, lifelong friend who never deserts you.
We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and
Menander of Athens
Happiness, I have discovered, is nearly always a rebound from hard work.
The only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness
to work very, very hard.
Helen Gurley Brown
Work elevates, idleness degrades.
Mrs H. O. Ward
The best preparation for work is not thinking about work, talking about work, or studying for
work: It is work.
The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it.
Louisa May Alcott
When you see some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.
Everything in the world is purchased by labor.
Work like you don't need the money, love like your heart has never been broken, and dance
like no one is watching.
There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.
A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their
companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.
Luc de Clapiers
Sometimes you earn more doing the jobs that pay nothing.
In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.
James Anthony Froude
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
A work is perfectly finished only when nothing can be added to it and nothing taken away.
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
Cyril Northcote Parkinson
Monkeys and apes have the ability to speak but keep silent to avoid being put to work.
A person who has not done half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the
other half undone.
Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.