Work Quotes

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. - Elbert Hubbard

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Best Quotes and Sayings About Work

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

― Alexander Graham Bell

Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!

― David O. McKay

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

― Theodore Roosevelt

I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

― Jerome K. Jerome

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

― Jim Rohn

All happiness depends on courage and work.

― Honoré de Balzac

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

― Thomas Jefferson

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

Barack Obama

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Paulo Coelho

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.

― Gustave Flaubert

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

― Thomas Edison

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

― Tony Robbins

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

― Leo Tolstoy

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


Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. - William James

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

― William James

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

― Elbert Hubbard

If you trust in yourself... and believe in your dreams... and follow your star... you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.

― Terry Pratchett

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.

― Buddha

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

― Rumi

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?

― Benjamin Franklin

This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

― Alan Watts

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

― Anne Frank

I don't like work - no man does - but I like what is in the work - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself not for others - what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.

― Joseph Conrad

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.

― Victor Hugo

Our labour preserves us from three great evils - weariness, vice, and want.

― Voltaire

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

― Samuel Goldwyn

Out of clutter, find simplicity.

― Albert Einstein

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

― J.M. Barrie

All things are difficult before they are easy.

― Thomas Fuller

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. - Tim Notke

We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work

― Thomas A. Edison

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.

― Plato

When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.

― Dr. Seuss

I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process.

― Vincent Willem van Gogh

The future depends on what you do today.

― Mahatma Gandhi

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

― Bertrand Russell

Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

Work without love is slavery.

― Mother Teresa

Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.

― Paulo Coelho

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.

― Milton Friedman

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

― Seneca

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.

― Pope Paul VI

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.

― Tim Notke

Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.

― Donald Trump

Quality is everyone's responsibility.

― W. Edwards Deming

All happiness depends on courage and work. - Honore de Balzac

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.

― Charles Lamb

A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, JR.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

― Steve Jobs

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

― Maya Angelou

Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.

― Katharine Whitehorn

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

― Albert Camus

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

― Pele

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.

― Margaret Thatcher

Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.

― Stephen Hawking

The only thing standing between you and outrageous success is continuous progress.

― Dan Waldschmidt

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

― Stephen King

The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

If your teacher, coach, or mentor believes you can do something, you're more likely to do it.

― Gwen Moran

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

― George Bernard Shaw

Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.

― Byron Dorgan

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

― Steve Jobs

Impossible is just an opinion.

― Paulo Coelho

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

― Ray Kroc

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

― Muhammad Ali

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

― Walt Disney

Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.

― George Halas

The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.

― Alan Alda

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

― Kahlil Gibran

Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig.

― Malcolm Gladwell

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

― Michael Phelps

I've learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.

― Louis C. K.

There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights.

― Madam C.J. Walker

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

― Zig Ziglar

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

― Dylan Thomas

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. - Coco Chanel

Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.

― Susan L. Taylor

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.

― Epicurus

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.

― Joseph Campbell

If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.

― Elon Musk

Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you.

― Jeffrey Gitomer

No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.

― Anna Pavlova

Sometimes, you have to give up. Sometimes, knowing when to give up, when to try something else, is genius. Giving up doesn't mean stopping. Don't ever stop.

― Phil Knight

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

― Arthur Ashe

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.

― Walt Disney

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

― Dale Carnegie

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.

― Vince Lombardi

Working hard is very important. You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.

― George Lucas

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

― Colin Powell

You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training.

― Tom Hopkins

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

― Harry Golden

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.

― Steve Jobs

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

Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running.

― Gary Sinise

Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.

― Dr. Mae Jemison

On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a millionaire.

― Larry D. Turner

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.

― Marian Wright Edelman

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

― Oprah Winfrey

When you do more than you' paid for, eventually you'll be paid for more than you do.

― Zig Ziglar

Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.

― Conan O'Brien

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.

― Friedrich Nietzsche

If you're in a job that you hate, don't be scared of seeking out something that might be riskier. Anything can turn into something with passion and hard work.

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

― Aristotle

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.

― Gordon B. Hinckley

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.

― Coco Chanel

Nothing will work unless you do.

― Maya Angelou

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? - Benjamin Franklin

Don't run before you can crawl. It's a very hard business, full of many, many extremely creative, talented people who work hard and still fail. If you have the basic building blocks behind you, you're much more likely to do well.

― Anna Wintour

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.

― Jonas Salk

The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.

― George Carlin

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

― Ann Landers

Without labor, nothing prospers.

― Sophocles

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

― Gustave Flaubert

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.

― Louisa May Alcott

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

― Plato

Don't mistake activity with achievement.

― John Wooden

There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.

― Alain de Botton

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

― Booker T. Washington

Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.

― Confucius

If you are patient... and wait long enough... Nothing will happen.

― Jim Davis

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

― Henry J. Kaiser

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. - Gustave Flaubert

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

― Emily Bronte

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

― Robert Frost

If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.

― Jim Henson

Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.

― George Burns

Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.

― Anne Frank

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

― Benjamin Franklin

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.

― Peter Drucker

Honor lies in honest toil.

― Grover Cleveland

In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.

― Tina Fey

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

― Peter Drucker

It is hard work and great art to make life not so serious.

― John Irving

If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.

― Noel Coward

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

― Theodore Roosevelt

Good things happen to those who hustle.

― Anais Nin

The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.

― Alexander Graham Bell

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.

― A. A. Milne

No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

― Theodore Roosevelt

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

― Albert Einstein

Great companies are built in the office, with hard work put in by a team.

― Emily Chang

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

― Horace

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

― Thomas Edison

I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.

― Eleanor Roosevelt

I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as a nation, and it's a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy.

― Mike Rowe

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.

― Muhammad Ali

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.

― Walter Elliot

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn.

― Helen Keller

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

― Booker T. Washington

For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it.

― Frank Gehry

Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

― Coco Chanel

Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.

― Dwayne Johnson

When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.

― Russel Honore

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.

― Babe Ruth

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

― Isaac Newton

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

― George Sand

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.

― Steve Jobs

Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.

― Charles J. Sykes

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

― Pearl S. Buck

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

― Josh Billings

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.

― Michelangelo

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

― Thomas Paine

If you love your work, you'll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you - like a fever.

― Sam Walton

If you start thinking you are good at something, that's often the day you stop trying to be better and open the back door for someone to come after you. That's why we always aim higher. We never feel like we're done.

― Drew Houston

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

― Winston Churchill

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

― Steve Jobs

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

― Robert Collier

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.

― Harold S. Geneen

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

― Phil Jackson

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.

― Madeleine L'Engle

I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.

― Neil Armstrong

The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.

― Steven Pressfield

Apparently I lack some particular perversion which today's employer is seeking.

― John Kennedy Toole

I believe in stopping work and eating lunch.

― L'Wren Scott

I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.

― Amelia Earhart

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

― Martin Luther King Jr.

I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.

― Ray Bradbury

I am focused on the work. I am constantly creating. I am a busy girl. I live and breathe my work. I love what I do. I believe in the message. There's no stopping. I didn't create the fame, the fame created me.

― Lady Gaga

The more your money works for you, the less you have to work for money.

― Idowu Koyenikan

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.

― Harry S. Truman

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work - and realizing what opportunity is and what isn't.

― Lucille Ball

If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you'll spend your life completely wasting your time. You'll be doing things you don't like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing thing you don't like doing, which is stupid.

― Alan Watts

I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?

― Ronald Reagan

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

― Arnold J. Toynbee

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.

― Leonardo da Vinci

If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.

― Kurt Vonnegut

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

― Richard Bach

A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.

― Louis Nizer

Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants.

― Jonathan Haidt

Jobs are a part of life. Maybe you've heard of the concept. It's called work? See, what happens is that you suffer through doing annoying and humiliating things until you get paid not enough money. Like those Japanese game shows, only without all the glory.

― Jim Butcher

The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.

― Steven Pressfield

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

― Henry David Thoreau

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.

― John Dewey

Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever.

― Idowu Koyenikan

Do not whine.... Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone.

― Joan Didion

Confucius say if man want to grow one row of corn, first must shovel one ton of shit.

― Stephen King

Every job from the heart is, ultimately, of equal value. The nurse injects the syringe; the writer slides the pen; the farmer plows the dirt; the comedian draws the laughter. Monetary income is the perfect deceiver of a man's true worth.

― Criss Jami

If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work.

― Abraham Lincoln

You should not confuse your career with your life.

― Dave Barry

Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair.

― David Livingstone

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.

― Alan Turing

A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

― Colin Powell

We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third.

― Leslie Knope

A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.

― Ralph Lauren

After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.

― Kenneth Grahame

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

― Frank Lloyd Wright

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

― Thomas A. Edison

If you expect great things of yourself and demand little of others, you'll keep resentment far away.

― Confucius

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.

― Frederick Douglass

For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.

― Jessica Savitch

We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.

― Marshall McLuhan

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

― John F. Kennedy

The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.

― Louisa May Alcott

If it's knowledge and wisdom you want, then seek out the company of those who do real work for an honest purpose.

― Edward Abbey

'Go and get your things,' he said. 'Dreams mean work.'

― Paulo Coelho

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.

― Margaret Mead

How little our careers express what lies in us, and yet how much time they take up. It's sad, really.

― Philip Larkin

My work was done, so it was time to start digging my grave again.

― Anthony Kiedis

Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.

― Manoj Arora

Nothing is born into this world without labor.

― Rob Liano

When you work on something that only has the capacity to make you 5 dollars, it does not matter how much harder you work – the most you will make is 5 dollars.

― Idowu Koyenikan

You want to play house, you got to have a job. You want to play very nice house, very sweet house, then you got to have a job you don't like. Great. This is the way ninety-eight-point-nine per cent of the people work things out, so believe me, buddy, you've got nothing to apologize for.

― Richard Yates

Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.

― Malcolm Forbes

You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction. Perform work in this world, Arjuna, as a man established within himself - without selfish attachments, and alike in success and defeat.

― Anonymous

In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive.

― Bill Watterson

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.

― Mary Oliver

There is no joy equal to that of being able to work for all humanity and doing what you're doing well.

― Buckminster Fuller

Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.

― Tim Fargo

Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work hard.

― Tim Notke

That's when I first learned that it wasn't enough to just do your job, you had to have an interest in it, even a passion for it.

― Charles Bukowski

Down with a world in which the guarantee that we will not die of starvation has been purchased with the guarantee that we will die of boredom.

― Raoul Vaneigem

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they'll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they'll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.

― Simon Sinek

You can achieve anything you put your mind and hard work to.

― Sara Sampaio

Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures.

― Elisabeth Elliot

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.

― Stevie Wonder

Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.

― Malcolm Gladwell

Work like you don't need the money. Dance like no one is watching. And love like you've never been hurt.

― Mark Twain

People who work in an environment where doing their best is recognized have a better chance of feeling good about their work.

― Marilyn Suttle

What worked yesterday doesn't always work today.

― Elizabeth Gilbert

Is there magic in this world? Certainly! But it is not the kind of magic written about in fantasy stories. It is the kind of magic that comes from ideas and the hard work it often takes to make them real.

― Robert Fanney

Be a worthy worker and work will come.

― Amit Kalantri

I avoid that bleak first hour of the working day during which my still sluggish senses and body make every chore a penance. I find that in arriving later, the work which I do perform is of a much higher quality.

― John Kennedy Toole

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.

― Linus Torvalds

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.

― Lena Horne

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

― Dale Carnegie

Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it.

― A.W. Tozer

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

― Napoleon Hill

Any damn fool can beg up some kind of job; it takes a wise man to make it without working.

― Charles Bukowski

Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else.

― Dmitri Mendeleev

Love turns work into rest.

― Teresa of Avila

Honest labor bears a lovely face.

― Thomas Dekker

My life will be the best illustration of all my work.

― Hans Christian Andersen

Prayer will never do our work for us; what it will do is to strengthen us for work which must be done.

― William Barclay

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.

― Isaac Asimov

Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.

― Marc Chagall

Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.

― Jim Rohn

Loveless work, boring work, work valued only because others haven't got even that much, however loveless and boring - this is one of the harshest human miseries.

― Wislawa Szymborska

'Let us work without reasoning,' said Martin; 'it is the only way to make life endurable.'

― Voltaire

Work will win when wishy washy wishing won't.

― Thomas S. Monson

Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

― Mark Twain

Assiduity, it means sit down until you do it. Commit yourself to your work and study.

― Lucas Remmerswaal

Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation.

― Alasdair Gray

When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that's a really good feeling.

― Derek Jeter

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

― Newt Gingrich

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

― Evan Esar

Anything is better than stagnation.

― Arthur Conan Doyle

By the work one knows the workman.

― Jean de La Fontaine

The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.

― Christina Rossetti

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.

― Andrew Jackson

No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.

― Joyce Brothers

Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

― Gustave Flaubert

Hard work always wins in the end.

― Lucas Till

The greatest weariness comes from work not done.

― Eric Hoffer

My life changed the day I moved beyond just wishing for things and I started earning them. That is the day I learned that we don't get what we wish for, we get what we work for.

― Steve Maraboli

Great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people.

― Steve Jobs

Every man loves what he is good at.

― Thomas Shadwell

The kind of work that should be the main part of life is the kind of work you would want to do if you weren't being paid for it. It's work that comes out of your own internal needs, interests and concerns.

― Noam Chomsky

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.

― Albert Camus

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.

― Marian Wright Edelman

Inspiration comes of working every day.

― Charles Baudelaire

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

― Don Marquis

As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.

― Akiroq Brost

There will come a time when everybody will know why, for what purpose, there is all this suffering, and there will be no more mysteries. But now we must live.... we must work, just work!

― Anton Chekhov

I would walk along the quais when I had finished work or when I was trying to think something out. It was easier to think if I was walking and doing something or seeing people doing something that they understood.

― Ernest Hemingway

Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.

― John Muir

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

― Lee Iacocca

In the morning when thou risest unwillingly, let this thought be present - I am rising to the work of a human being. Why then am I dissatisfied if I am going to do the things for which I exist and for which I was brought into the world?

― Marcus Aurelius

The Frenchman works until he can play. The American works until he can't play; and then thanks the devil, his master, that he is donkey enough to die in harness. But the Englishman, as he has since become, works until he can pretend that he never worked at all.

― G.K. Chesterton

When you expect the world to end at any moment, you know there is no need to hurry. You take your time, you do your work well.

― Thomas Merton

When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.

― Jean de la Bruyere

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

― Seneca

I frequently feel I'm being taken advantage of merely because I'm asked to do the work I'm paid to do.

― Joseph Heller

He who moves not forward, goes backward.

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.

― Gever Tulley

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.

― Alan Cohen

This could be a whole life, she thought. You work eight hours a day covering wires to earn money to buy food and to pay for a place to sleep so that you can keep living to come back to cover more wires. Some people are born and kept living just to come to this.

― Betty Smith

The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn't prepared to work for.

― Habeeb Akande

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

― Samuel Butler

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

― Paul Hawken

Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.

― Michael Korda

Perhaps this is how you know you're doing the thing you're intended to: No matter how slow or how slight your progress, you never feel that it's a waste of time.

― Curtis Sittenfeld

Every noble work is at first impossible.

― Thomas Carlyle

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.

― Ogden Nash

Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.

― Albert Einstein

When the work takes over, then the artist is enabled to get out of the way, not to interfere. When the work takes over, then the artist listens.

― Madeleine L'Engle

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.

― Robert Frost

To work hard, to live hard, to die hard, and then go to hell after all would be too damn hard.

― Carl Sandburg

Work at our responsibility as parents as if everything in life counted on it, because in fact everything in life does count on it.

― Gordon B. Hinckley

You see, in this country are a number of youths who do not like to work, and the college is an excellent place for them.

― L. Frank Baum

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.

― Ginger Rogers

Understanding comes hard to persons of high rank who are accustomed to phony lifestyles that involve no daily work.

― Kenzaburō Ōe

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.

― Max Beerbohm

As regards intellectual work it remains a fact, indeed, that great decisions in the realm of thought and momentous discoveries and solutions of problems are only possible to an individual, working in solitude.

― Sigmund Freud

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

― Bette Davis

There is more to life than making a living. Do not work more than you live.

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

There's nothing like active employment, I suppose, to console the afflicted.

― Anne Brontë

A change of work is the best rest.

― Arthur Conan Doyle

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

― Bill Bradley

Thinking is the hardest work anyone can do, which is probably the reason why we have so few thinkers.

― Thomas S. Monson

I always got my work done before playing.

― Edwin Moses

I've always said that idleness dulls the spirit. We have to keep the brain busy, or at least the hands if we don't have a brain.

― Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I love my job when I'm not there.

― Paul R. Linde

Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.

― Benjamin Franklin

There is no substitute for hard work.

― Thomas A. Edison

We spent our lives making livings.

― Jonathan Safran Foer

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

― Oscar Wilde

When you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house. It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit. It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit. Work is love made visible.

― Kahlil Gibran

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.

― Al Capp

Go on with your work as usual, for work is a blessed solace.

― Louisa May Alcott

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.

― Charles Kettering

You keep waiting for the moral of your life to become obvious, but it never does. Work, work, work: No moral. No plot. No eureka! Just production schedules and days. You might as well be living inside a photocopier. Your lives are all they're ever going to be.

― Douglas Coupland

The shoddy work of despair, the pointless work of pride, equally betray Creation. They are wastes of life.

― Wendell Berry

The hardest part of any important task is getting started on it in the first place. Once you actually begin work on a valuable task, you seem to be naturally motivated to continue.

― Brian Tracy

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.

― Pablo Picasso

You should first follow the plow if you want to dance the harvest jig.

― Ken Follett

The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.

― Robert Frost

We just philosophize, complain of boredom, or drink vodka. It's so clear, you see, that if we're to begin living in the present, we must first of all redeem our past and then be done with it forever. And the only way we can redeem our past is by suffering and by giving ourselves over to exceptional labor, to steadfast and endless labor.

― Anton Chekhov

Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.

― William Feather

Work was like a stick. It had two ends. When you worked for the knowing you gave them quality; when you worked for a fool you simply gave him eyewash.

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.

― Federico Fellini

Resources are hired to give results, not reasons.

― Amit Kalantri

One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.

― Don Shula

I was getting an A for work. But not for talent. The story of my life.

― Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

― Orson Scott Card

Work is when you confront the problems you might otherwise be tempted to run away from.

― Rolf Potts

I have found in work that you only get back what you put into it, but it does come back gift-wrapped.

― Joyce Brothers

A day's work is your chance to do art, to create a gift, to do something that matters. As your work gets better and your art becomes more important, competition for your gifts will increase and you'll discover that you can be choosier about whom you give them to.

― Seth Godin

I think about my work every minute of the day.

― Jeff Koons

You go to school to get a job, and you get a job to take time off to do nothing. Why not do nothing to begin with?

― Janne Teller

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

― Theodore Roosevelt

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.

― George Bernard Shaw

All my life I've been surrounded by people who are smarter than I am, but I found I could always keep up by working hard.

― Glenn Seaborg

Work should be personal. For all of us. Not just for the artist and entrepreneur. Work should have meaning for the accountant, the construction worker, the technologist, the manager and the clerk.

― Howard Schultz

There is no happily ever after to run to. We have to work for happiness.

― Mary Balogh

The work, the pride in your work, the worth of the work itself.... all those things faded away to the magic - lantern shades they really were when the pain got bad enough.

― Stephen King

In conclusion, work quotes serve as reminders about the value of hard work, dedication, and the importance of finding a job that brings you joy. These quotes can provide motivation, inspiration, and guidance to overcome challenges and succeed in your career.

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