Work Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Barack Obama, Jamais Cascio, Henry Latham Doherty, Huey Long, Danilo Dolci and many others.
Anything is possible if you’re willing
to work for it.
Work is what you do so that sometime you won’t have to do it anymore
CAVILER, n. A critic
of our own work.
You are not your resume, you are your work.
If you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money
so that you won’t have to work.
that people may be happy
in their work, these three
things are needed
: They must
for it. They must not do too
much of it. And they must have a sense
of success in it.
Often, I work out
of my work. One work takes me to the next
I never work hard when I am working; I only
work hard when I am not working.
Do things for others and you’ll find your self-consciousness evaporating like morning dew
Men for the sake of getting a living forget
The law of work does seem utterly
unfair-but there it is, and nothing can change it: the higher
in enjoyment the worker
gets out of it, the higher shall
be his pay in cash
Work hard, play
hard, dream big
, love loads
, laugh as much as you can, and give back.
Don’t do anything by half
. If you love someone
, love them with all your soul
. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate
someone, hate them until it hurts
You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good
Labor rids us of three great evils
; tediousness, vice, and poverty
I work very
hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful
for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver
of it. I live it.
Life is tough
, and things don’t always work out well, but we should be brave
and go on with our lives.
Make the decision
and say, “I’m not letting
that worry in. I’m done being upset
when my plans
don’t work out. I’m not letting that stress
in.” Negative thoughts will still
come to your mind, but you don’t have to let them into your spirit
Those who labor for bread
or money alone are condemned
to their reward.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion
moves you, say what you’ve got
to say, and say it hot
IN MY NERVOUSNESS FOR THIS SPEECH AND MY MOMENTS OF DOUBT, I’VE TOLD MYSELF FIRMLY, ‘IF NOT ME, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?’
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
The work exists
for the person as much as the person exists for the work.
So many worlds
, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
I believe you are your work. Don’t trade
the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars
. That’s a rotten bargain
Working at what you enjoy is far
more important than what you’re working at.
It is amazing
what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit
think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing – then a work of art may happen.
People think that at the top there isn’t much room
. They tend to think of it as an Everest
. My message
is that there is tons
of room at the top.
of people mistake habit for hard work. Doing something over and over again is not working hard.
know this: there is no hurry
. We shall get there some day.
There is a computer disease
who works with computers knows
about. It’s a very serious
disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble
with computers is that you ‘play’ with them!
When you form a team
do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds
trust and trust builds speed.
Design is not just what it looks
like and feels
like. Design is how it works.
There has never been any 30-hour week for men who had anything to do.
Working gets in the way of living.
It’s easier to be ignorant
and say I don’t know about the problem. But once
you know, once you’ve seen
it in their eyes
, then you have a responsibility to do something. There is strength in numbers
, and if we all work together
as a team, we can be unstoppable
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
It’s hard to beat
a person that never gives up.
It is useless
work that darkens the heart.
Trying to make things work in government is sometimes like trying to sew
a button on a custard
My work is the only ground I’ve ever had to stand
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.
No work is worse
; the mind preys on itself,–the most unwholesome of food.
We must trust as if it all depended on God and work as if it all depended on us
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.
was a gardener
, and God who made him sees
That half a proper gardener’s work is done upon his knees
, So when your work is finished, you can wash
your hands and pray
For the Glory of the Garden, that it may not pass
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Nothing is hard for lovers
, no labor is difficult for those who wish
People are not the best because they work hard. They work hard because they are the best.
None but those who work are entitled
There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation
. The challenge
is in the moment; the time is always now.
Dreams do come true if you work hard and you get your head down.
It’s good to test yourself and develop your talents
and ambitions as fully
as you can and achieve greater success; but I think success is
the feeling you get from a job well done
, and the key
thing is to do the work.
You’re not going to be great at everything. Surround yourself with people that can compliment
you so you can work together
and then everybody can be successful.
You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask
my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich
of their husbands
With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.
Every day, I want to be a winner
. I want to train my best; I want to work my best.
The Right insists that anyone can escape poverty by working hard but that is simply
not the case
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Everything we see in the world is the creative
work of women.
If you think you can do two full-time
jobs, people will expect you to do three.
Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
The man who didn’t want his wife
to work has been succeeded by the man who asks
about her chances
of getting a raise
labor to my father was not only good and decent for it’s own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one’s thoughts.
Doing a straight-forward, clear-cut task that has a beginning and an end balances
out the complexity-without-end that often vexes the rest of my life
. Sacred simplicity
I shall be an autocrat: that’s my trade. And the good Lord
me: that’s his.
There are people I would like to work with. Its a bit harder, because I live out in the sticks anyway
, and plus
being in a wheelchair
means that I cant really circulate. So I tend to stick
to my own
Our work can never be better than we are ourselves.
Father asked us what was God’s noblest
work. Anna said men, but I said babies
. Men are often bad, but babies never are.
When you hire
people that are smarter
than you are, you prove
you are smarter than they are.
If your team is filled
with people who work for the company, you’ll soon
be defeated by tribes
В of people who work for a cause.
Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.
Art is the path of the creator
to his work.
As long as you’re getting along
, it’s nice
to work with someone you know well.
I will keep working hard!
I think about my work every minute of the day.
I have worked all my life
, wanted to work all my life, needed to work all my life.
fault and ’twill soon be a great one.
I don’t think that you can invent
of customers unless you’re willing to think long-term
, because a lot of invention
doesn’t work. If you’re going to invent, it means you’re going to experiment
, and if you’re going to experiment, you’re going to fail, and if you’re going to fail, you have to think long term.
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious
as laughter and good humor
If you don’t have enough time to accomplish something, consider the work finished once it’s begun.
A true flag is not something you can really design. A true flag is torn
from the soul of the people. A flag is something that everyone owns
, and that’s why they work. The Rainbow
Flag is like other flags
in that sense: it belongs to the people.
It’s not so much what the job gives you, it’s what you give to the job.
It is very good advice
to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says
about his work.
I just aspire
to be the best I can be. I want to work hard and set
one goal at a time for myself.
Assets put money in your pocket
, whether you work or not, and liabilities take money from your pocket.
work is risky
, but it’s something I enjoy.
Do not mistake a crowd
of big wage
earners for the leisure class.
I like what I do for a living. I also
like NOT doing it–perhaps even more.
When you fail you learn from the mistakes
you made and it motivates
you to work even harder.
You do not merely
want to be considered just the best of the best
.В You want to be considered the only one who does what you do.
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.
, no matter how well designed
, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
Whatever you do, do it with all your might
. Work at it, early and late, in season
and out of season, not leaving
a stone unturned
, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.
I am really excited and thankful
to work with Cotto Promotions, Tidal and Roc Nation.
That’s the nature of the intelligence
business. You have to work with what you can get your hands on, but it is.. and in fact
it’s more an art form
than it is a science
, and you have to continually
work the problem, continually try.
Some men are so eager
for success that they are even willing to work for it.
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross
; there lies your vocation
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
A man has got to keep his extrication.
The important thing
is not to get bogged
In what he has to do to earn a living.
Oh, yes. I’d do it all again; the spirit is willing yet; I feel the same desire to do the work but the flesh
. It’s too bad that our bodies
wear out while our interests
are just as strong as ever.
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But… I continue to find my greatest pleasure
, and so my reward, in the work that precedes
what the world calls
The true way to render
ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
newly imported American doctrine
that everyone ought to do something.
I try to help people
become the best possible editors
of their own work, to help them become conscious of the things they do well, of the things they need to look at again, of the wells
they have not even begun to dip
Even if you’re on the right track
, you’ll get run
over if you just sit there.
I can do what I love or I can love what I do. Learn to love the task in front of you.
If you’re offered a seat
on a rocket ship
, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
Grandiosity lessens as work proceeds.
work to make a living; some work to acquire
wealth or fame
, while a few work because there is something within them which demands
expression…Only a few truly love it.
don’t have to stop
you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn
around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
One gets into a state of creativity by conscious work.
must be the result of self-efforts and work of our own hands. No other human power
can accomplish it. If we but determine it shall be so, it will be so.
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
. Believe me, you’ll love it up here
I’m not a good listener
some times. I’m too much
of a control freak
. I’m learning to be better. I was so caught
up in just getting the job done that I would miss
out on the human aspect
of this. There was a connection missing
I’m doing what I think I was put on this earth to do. And I’m really grateful to have something that I’m passionate
about and that I think is profoundly
Work first, and then rest.
Archimedes was my ideal. I admired
the works of artists, but to my mind, they were only shadows
and semblances. The inventor
, I thought, gives to the world creations
which are palpable
, which live and work.
Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life
Keep alive within you
and bring under wise control that courage which makes you long to undertake great works, which others might consider it folly
If you want to become a great chef
, you have to work with great chefs
. And that’s exactly
what I did.
The world of employer
, like that of master and slave, debases both.
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
in the person we are today.
The trouble with life in the fast lane
is that you get to the other end in an awful
Where there is most labour there is not always most life.
We all have a responsibility to try and make this world better, whether it’s through our work, the causes
, the way that we treat
people, or the values we impart
to the next generation
Intellectual ”work” is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation
, and is its own highest reward.
God has created
us to love and to be loved
, and this is the beginning of prayer-to know that He loves me, that I have been created for greater things
I know people dont think I work.
Be open to the amazing changes
which are occurring in the field that interest
The guy who invented
the first wheel was an idiot
. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.
My doctor told me I shouldn’t work out until I’m in better shape
. I told him, ‘All right; don’t send
me a bill until I pay you.’
Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins
start to form.
We’re getting rid
of the D [in PTSD]. PTS is an injury
; it’s not a disorder
. The problem is when you call it a disorder, [veterans
] don’t think they can be treated
. An employer says, ‘I don’t want to hire somebody
with a disorder.
Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.
With hand on the spade
and heart in the sky
Dress the ground and till it; Turn in the little seed
and dry, Turn out the golden
millet. Work, and your house shall be duly fed
: Work, and rest shall be won; I hold that a man had better be dead Than alive when his work is done.
People who work hard often work too hard. … May we learn to honor the hammock
, the siesta, the nap
and the pause
in all its forms
about whatвЂ™s not working. Leaders celebrate what is working and work to amplify
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing His work.
Don’t worry about your stuff. Worry about making meaning instead
out that the people who like their jobs the most are also the ones who are doing the best work
, making the greatest impact
, and changing
If you neglect
your work, you will dislike
it; if you do it well, you will enjoy it
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
to work to make money. There’s something unlucky
in it. You got to work for the work. You got to work on a farm
, for the farm – then it makes money.
What I’m doing is a dream come true but at the same time its work. It’s like anything else. The only time
it doesn’t really feel like work to me is when I’m on stage
and doing what I’ve prepared myself for my whole life
which is to stand out in front of a crowd and sing.
It is the working man who is the happy man
. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
a lot of take home pay.
Keep the circus
you, keep it going, don’t take anything too seriously
, it’ll all work out in the end.
When we do more than we are paid to do, eventually we will be paid more for what we do.
To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom
: it is to be controlled
by rather than to control what you do.
Find your place and hold it: find your work and do it. And put everything you’ve got into it.
Don’t think in the morning. That’s a big mistake
that people make. They wake
up in the morning and they start thinking
. Don’t think. Just execute the plan
. The plan is the alarm clock
goes off, you get up, you go work out. Get some.
Meton (astronomer in 5th century
BC): With the straight ruler
I set to work To make the circle
Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid
of life than death.
about working hard and proving
to people you’re serious about it, and stretching
yourself and learning. The mistake a lot of actors make, particularly young ones
, is allowing themselves to feel that they’re the finished articles
, the bee
‘s knees, and it’s not true.
Give no man sympathy
because he has to work – it is his blessing that he can.
my success to all my teammates
. It is the result of the team work.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
My best film
is always my next film. I couldn’t make Chungking Express now, because of the way I live and drink
how I did it. I don’t believe
in film school
or film theory
. Just try and get in there and make the bloody
film, do good work and be with people you love.
and Joe Biden
have been working hard to help middle-class families make it in America.
When you see a snake
, never mind where he came from.
Men of lofty
genius when they are doing the least work are most active
Rise up, you suckers, and go out and do the work of Jesus
More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying
Young man: Be honest; train yourself for useful work; love God.
The problem is never how to get new, innovative
thoughts into your mind, but
how to get old ones
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak
to you first.
I was seeing
everything through pain. I would roll
out of bed
and do my exercises
. I had to do that to work out the remainder of the pain pills
. I would drink coffee
and go to the set and plunge
myself so far into my work.
It takes time to build a corporate
work of art. It takes time to build a life. And it takes time
to develop and grow. So give yourself, your enterprise, and your family the time they deserve and the time they require
When men are employed they are best contented
It’s important to wake up everyday
yourself what you’re working towards. You create your own life, it’s not set out there for you.
Do the work. Do the analysis
. But feel your run. Feel your race
. Feel the joy that is running.
It is labor that has made the world a fit habitation for the human race
gets you nothing in life. If you want more in life itвЂ™s your job to earn it.
In the day we sweat it out on the streets
on a runaway
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.
The strength of the team is each individual
member. The strength of each member is the team.
The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful.
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.
Just be yourself. Be honest, work towards a goal, and you’ll achieve it.
The world’s pretty big. I have to see everything, do everything, eat everything. You’ll never be as young as you are right now
, so while your legs
still work, while you still have the breath
in your lungs
, go. At the end of our lives, we only regret
the things we didn’t do.
I never can understand how two men can write a book
together; to me that’s like three people getting together to have a baby
Failure has gone to his head.
for business is The Beatles
. They were four guys
who kept each other kind of negative tendencies
. They balanced
each other and the total
was greater than the sum
of the parts
. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.
I always say that I am very proud of the work that I did with the Rolling Stones
and that I am also proud of what I have done with the Rhythm Kings
The woman and the genius do not work. Up to now, woman has been mankind
‘s supreme luxury
. In all those moments
when we do our best, we do not work. Work is merely a means to these moments.
The letter of application … should be a masterpiece
, papering over all the cracks
. Get it properly typed on decent writing paper
. Never let it run over the page
, people get bored with reading
The harder I work, the luckier
, being only human, make mistakes. Sometimes you may end up working for one of those mistakes.
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly
said he didn’t want my work in his gallery
because it was so simple even children understood
it. I thought, what a wonderful tribute!
Don’t be condescending
to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking
In the morning, when you are sluggish
about getting up, let this thought be present: ‘I am rising to a man’s work.’
All works, no matter what or by whom
painted, are nothing but bagatelles and childish trifles
… unless they are made and painted from life, and there can be nothing… better than to follow
Just because you’re part of ‘Twilight
‘ does not mean you’re a superstar
. It means that you’re given the opportunity to maybe become one later
if you work hard. Once fandom goes away, which it will very soon, it’s all about having your priorities
straight and working hard.
Everyone has complicated
lives, but the more you can simplify
it and make it work for you, the better it is going to be.
Love your work, then you will find pleasure in mastering
The three great essentials
to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common
Be regular and orderly
in your life, so that you may be violent
and original in your work.
All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort
to all sorts of devices
in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
If a guy doesn’t work hard and doesn’t play well, he can’t lead anything. All he is, is a talker
Most men in a brazen
prison live, Where, in the sun’s hot eye
, With heads bent
o’er their toil, they languidly Their lives to some unmeaning taskwork give, Dreaming
of nought beyond their prison-wall.
If in our daily life
we can smile, if we can be peaceful
and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit
from it. This is the most basic
kind of peace work.
Even if work were not an economic necessity, it is a spiritual
If a man smiles
all the time, heвЂ™s probably selling
something that doesnвЂ™t work.
If you don’t find a way to do something as work that is fulfilling
, then your life is going to be really sad
I don’t believe in geniuses
, I believe in hard work.
While you’re going through this process of trying to find the satisfaction in your work, pretend
you feel satisfied. Tell yourself you had a good day
through the corridors
with a smile rather than a scowl. Your positive energy
will radiate. If you act like you’re having fun
, you’ll find you are having fun.
See only that thou work and thou canst not escape the reward.
Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front, under the principle
of equal pay
for equal work.
You do good work for a long-enough time, I believed
, and you’d get noticed
Without work all life goes rotten.
Idolizing is a strong word, though. I’m happy that people respond well to the work I’m doing now. If anyone admires what I’m doing in any way, then I’m really proud of it.
As you work, the mood
grows on you. There are certain images
which suddenly get hold of me and I really want to do them. But it’s true to say that the excitement
are in the working and obviously can only come in the working.
Earning happiness means doing good
and working, not speculating and being lazy
. Laziness may look inviting
, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
How do you go from where you are
to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life
. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.