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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.
Al Bernstein

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful
one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
Edward Harriman

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Beverly Sills

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.
Akio Morita

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser

If you can't outplay them, outwork them.
Ben Hogan

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.
Lech Walesa

Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
Saint Jerome

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
George Sand

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.
Erwin Rommel

Work is something you can count on, a trusted, lifelong friend who never deserts you.
Margaret Bourke-White

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.
David Grayson
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.
William Weld
The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin
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.
Helen Rowland
Everything in the world is purchased by labor.
David Hume

Work like you don't need the money, love like your heart has never been broken, and dance
like no one is watching.
Aurora Greenway

There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.
Jack Kemp

A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
William Cowper

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.
Todd Ruthman

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.
Joseph Joubert

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.
Rene Descartes

A person who has not done half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the
other half undone.
Emily Bronte

Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to
rejoice in.
Theodore Parker

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
Arnold Palmer

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