Work Quotes

Work Quotes: A Unique Collection of Quotes About Work.

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


There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible. -Mother Teresa


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. -Vince Lombardi


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


The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. -Robert Frost


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


I don't like work... but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself. Your own reality -- for yourself, not for others -- which no other man can ever know. -Joseph Conrad


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


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


It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. -Benjamin Franklin


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. -Steve Jobs


When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die. -Eleanor Roosevelt


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


Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. -Anne Frank


When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work. -George Bernard Shaw


All things are difficult before they are easy. -Thomas Fuller


Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. -Mark Twain


We work to become, not to acquire. -Elbert Hubbard


I can't imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it. -Edgar Winter


There is no substitute for hard work. -Thomas A. Edison


Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. -Dale Carnegie


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


Work is a refuge of people who have nothing better to do. -Oscar Wilde


Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results. -James Allen


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


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


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


The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation. -Mark Twain


Every calling is great when greatly pursued. -Oliver Wendell Holmes


If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius. -Michelangelo


The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. -Napoleon Hill


When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. -Henry J. Kaiser


No bees, no honey; no work, no money. -Proverb


I've learned that making a ‘living' is not the same thing as making a 'life.' -Maya Angelou


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


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


The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work. -Oprah Winfrey


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


Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity. -John Lennon


The only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard. -Helen Gurley Brown


Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. -Mark Twain


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.


If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done. -Thomas Jefferson


Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus. -Oprah Winfrey


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


Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it. -Henry Ford


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


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


The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness....-Thomas A. Edison


Pennies do not come from heaven -- they have to be earned here on earth. -Margaret Thatcher


Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. -Rudyard Kipling


Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. -Johnny Carson


Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. -Theodore Roosevelt


The more one works, the more willing one is to work. -Lord Chesterfield


The only way to do great work is to love the work you do. -Steve Jobs


Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too. -Meryl Streep


One must work and dare if one really wants to live. -Vincent van Gogh


I never worked a day in my life. It was all fun! -Thomas Edison


There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves. -Jane Austen


I do not like work even when someone else does it. -Mark Twain


Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one. -Bill Gates


Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working. -Albert Giacometti


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


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


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


Work without love is slavery. -Mother Teresa


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