Work Quotes

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Douglas Adams
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Charles J. Sykes
“Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.”
Charles J. Sykes, Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write or Add

The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce
“The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.


From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”
Frederick Lewis Donaldson

Lady Gaga
“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.”
Lady Gaga

Jerome K. Jerome
“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
Jerome K. Jerome

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

Honoré de Balzac
“All happiness depends on courage and work.”
Honoré de Balzac

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

Barack Obama
“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

Simone de Beauvoir
“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
Simone de Beauvoir

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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

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

Leo Tolstoy
“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”
Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness

Terry Pratchett
“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, The Wee Free Men

Albert Einstein
“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
Albert Einstein

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

Donald J. Trump
“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 J. Trump

Alan W. Watts
“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 W. Watts

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

Gautama Buddha
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”
Gautama Buddha

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“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, The Sorrows of Young Werther

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

Joseph Conrad
“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, Heart of Darkness
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Dr. Seuss
“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.”
Dr. Seuss
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J.M. Barrie
“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.”
J.M. Barrie

Mother Teresa
“Work without love is slavery.”
Mother Teresa

Coco Chanel
“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

George Carlin
“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”
George Carlin

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

Bertrand Russell
“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

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