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We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison

A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Doing less meaningful work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance,
is NOT laziness. This is hard for most to accept, because our culture tends to reward
personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity.
Tim Ferriss

Every noble work is at first impossible.
Thomas Carlyle

As you approach your job each day, ask yourself, "Am I worthy in every respect of being
David J. Schwartz

God sells us all things at the price of labor.
Leonardo da Vinci

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have
accomplished something.
Henry Ford

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
Oprah Winfrey

Most people only work enough so that it feels like work, whereas successful people work at a
pace that gets such satisfying results that work is a reward. Truly successful people don't
even call it work; for them, it's a passion. Why? Because they do enough to win!
Grant Cardone

Work keeps us from three evils: boredom, vice and need.

If you're not making mistakes, you're not trying hard enough.
Vince Lombardi

Who begins too much accomplishes little.
German proverb

If you are interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead
make your work more pleasurable.
Donald Trump

A work ill done must be done twice.
English proverb

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
Abraham Lincoln

Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule
for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Mark Twain

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the
advantage of that company.
Napoleon Hill

Work keeps us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.

Most people feel best about their work the week before their vacation, but it's not because
of the vacation itself. What do you do the last week before you leave on a big trip? You
clean up, close up, clarify, and renegotiate all your agreements with yourself and others. I
just suggest that you do this weekly instead of yearly.
David Allen

There's no labor a man can do that's undignified; if he does it right.
Bill Cosby

Work is always an antidote to depression.
Eleanor Roosevelt

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
Martin Van Buren

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Latin Proverb

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but
Brian Tracy

Actions change things. Nothing else by the way. Actions change things. Wishful thinking is
not a strategy for success. Hope is not a strategy for success. Work! Work! You prove to me
that you mean it when you change your actions. You prove to yourself that you mean it when
you change your actions.
Larry Winget

Worry, not work, kills man.
Maltese proverb

This became a credo of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
Bette Davis

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Thomas A. Edison

Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have
two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a
businessman, an official, or a scholar.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson

There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other
occupations should be open to everyone.
Gloria Steinem

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
Ann Landers

No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should
be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.

If you don't have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.
Malcolm S. Forbes

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem wonderful at all.

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