Saturday, 21 December 2013


A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work. - Geoffrey Norman

By the work one knows the workman. - Jean de La Bruyere 

Delegating work works, provided the one delegating work works too. - Robert Half

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence. - Unknown

Every noble work is at first impossible. - Thomas Carlyle

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. - Napoleon Hill

Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. - Harvey B. Mackay

Hard work is the price we must pay for success. - Vince Lombardi

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some do not turn up at all. - Sam Ewig

I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation. - Charles Evans Hughe

If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo 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.

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. - Dale Carnegie

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

It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. - Charles Baudelaire

It is the eternal, inescapable law that growth comes only from work and preparation, whether the growth be material, mental, or spiritual. Work has no substitute. - J. Reuben Clark

It’s not the hours you put in your work that counts, it’s the work you put in the hours. - Sam Ewing

Just as there are no little people or unimportant lives, there is no insignificant work. There is no labour a man can do that is undignified, if he does it right. - Unknown

Labour is often the father of pleasure. - Unknown

Let your work brag about you. - Unknown

Light is the task where many share the toil. - Homer

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose. - Leonardo da Vinci

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more. - Unknown

Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep. - Catherine O 'Hara

No other technique for the conduct of life attaches the individual so firmly to reality as laying emphasis on work; for his work at least gives him a secure place in a portion of reality, in the human community. - Sigmund Freud

Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half effort does not produce half results. It produces no results. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last. - Hamilton Holt

Often times two people working together find easy that which seems insurmountable to one alone. - Unknown

One must, however, not just work hard. One must work smart. As the saying goes, the efficient person gets the job done right, the effective person gets the right job done. - John-Roger

Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning. - Walter Gropius

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

The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished. - Unknown

The hardest work of all – doing nothing. - Malcom Forbes

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

The right standard of work is perfection. You cannot attain it, but strive to go as near it as you can. - Unknown

There is a perennial nobleness, and even sacredness, in work. Were he never so benighted, forgetful of his high calling, there is always hope in a man that actually and earnestly works: in idleness alone there is perpetual despair. - Thomas Carlyle

Thinking is the hardest work, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. - Unknown

Those who claimed they work smart had merely transferred the hard work from their physique to their brain. - Unknown

Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other. - Seneca

Toil, says the proverb, is the sire of fame. - Euripides

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile. - Earl Nightingale

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery. - Maxim Gork

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

Work and thou canst escape the reward; whether the work be fine or course, planting corn or writing epics, so only it be honest work, done to thine own approbation, it shall earn a reward to the senses as well as to the thought. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Work banishes those three great evils – boredom, vice and poverty. - Unknown

Work for wealth, and if fame comes along as a result of your work, just accept it graciously. But always be on guard never to let them become a source of your misery. - Unknown

Work has a bitter root but a sweet fruit. - Unknown

Work is honorable. It is good therapy for most problems. It is the antidote for worry. It is the equalizer for deficiency of native endowment. Work makes it possible for the average to approach genius. What we may lack in aptitude, we can make up for in performance. - J. Richard Clarke

Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man. - Theodore Martin

Work is what you do so that some time you will not have to do it any more. - Alfred Polgar

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

Work provides us our daily bread and our daily purpose. - Studs Terkel

Work so hard that one day your signature will be called an autograph. - Unknown

Work to live, don't live to work. - Hank Kimball

Working hard is not a problem. Motivation to work hard is the problem. - Unknown

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