Work quotes page 1
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.
Every noble work is at first impossible.
As you approach your job each day, ask yourself, "Am I worthy in every respect of
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
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
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!
Work keeps us from three evils: boredom, vice and need.
If you're not making mistakes, you're not trying hard enough.
Who begins too much accomplishes little.
If you are interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead
make your work more pleasurable.
A work ill done must be done twice.
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
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.
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.
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.
There's no labor a man can do that's undignified; if he does it right.
Work is always an antidote to depression.
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.
The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but
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.
Worry, not work, kills man.
This became a credo of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
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.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other
occupations should be open to everyone.
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
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.