Work

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
- Stephen King
Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
- Erma Bombeck
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
- Plato
Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
- Margaret Thatcher
Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
- Bill Cosby
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
- Pablo Picasso
If it is surely the means to the highest end we know, can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder, the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
- Voltaire
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.
- Frederick Douglass
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
- Indira Gandhi
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
- Plato
I try to be known more for my work than for anything else.
- Charlie Sheen
The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.
- Thomas Sowell
What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.
- Oprah Winfrey
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
- Robert Kennedy
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
- Thomas A. Edison
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
- Steve Jobs
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
- Peter Drucker
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.
- Jim Valvano
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
- Leonardo da Vinci
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
- Norman Vincent Peale
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
- William Hazlitt
If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.
- Ernest Hemingway
One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.
- Mae West
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to l
- Ron Paul
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
- Abdul Kalam
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
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead
I think what makes our marriage work amid all the glare is that my husband is my best friend. He inspires everything in my life and enables me to do the best that I can. I want to hang out with him more than anyone.
- Faith Hill
It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
- Thomas A. Edison
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.
- Voltaire
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
- Voltaire
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
- Nikola Tesla
John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.
- Barack Obama
Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!
- Og Mandino
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
- Leonardo da Vinci
We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.
- Robert Kiyosaki
Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
- Marcus Aurelius
In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
- Marianne Williamson
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
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
- Thomas A. Edison
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
- Leo Tolstoy
The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
- Napoleon Hill
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
- Napoleon Hill
God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
- Anna Pavlova
Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
- Pope John Paul II
On Sundays when I speak, I hopefully give somebody something that they can use the next day at work or at home.
- Joel Osteen
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
- Voltaire
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
- Thomas Carlyle
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
- Calvin Coolidge
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