Found 29 thoughts of work

The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your field - and keep on doing it.

Wilfred A. Peterson order that a man may be happy, it is necessary that he should not only be capable of his work, but a good judge of his work.

John Ruskin

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.

Thomas Carlyle

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

James Matthew Barrie, Sr.

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.

Sam Ewing

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Whoever does not love his work cannot hope that it will please others.


People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it.

Howard Newton

A human being must have occupation if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.

Dorothy L. Sayers

It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.

Bette Davis

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.


Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough

Getting fired is nature's way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.

Hal Lancaster

Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It does not seem to be true that work necessarily needs to be unpleasant. It may always have to be hard, or at least harder than doing nothing at all. But there is ample evidence that work can be enjoyable, and that indeed, it is often the most enjoyable part of life.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.

Ogden Nash

Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public.

Robert Morley

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

Henry David Thoreau

The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.

Maxine Hong Kingston

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'

Don Marquis

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


Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.

William Lyon Phelps

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.

Anatole France

My work is a game, a very serious game.

M. C. Escher

By the work one knows the workmen.

Jean De La Fontaine
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