Work

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
- Thomas Carlyle
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
- Arthur Conan Doyle
I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.
- Ayrton Senna
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.
- James A. Baldwin
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
- Michael Jackson
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken
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 success.
- Thomas A. Edison
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
- Calvin Coolidge
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
- Anna Quindlen
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
- Bertrand Russell
Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.
- Aldous Huxley
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
- Thomas Carlyle
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
- Thomas Carlyle
Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
- Fred Rogers
I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.
- Lucille Ball
Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.
- Milton Friedman
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
- Pablo Picasso
People who make the choice to study, work hard or do whatever they endeavor is to give it the max on themselves to reach to the top level. And you have the people who get envy and jealous, yet are not willing to put that work in, and they want to get the same praise.
- Evander Holyfield
Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo
Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
- Aldous Huxley
For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.
- Jessica Savitch
As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
- Katharine Hepburn
A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.
- Charles Erwin Wilson
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
- Stephen Hawking
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.
- Thomas J. Watson
If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists.
- Richard Dawkins
Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
- Thomas Carlyle
These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.
- Anthony de Mello
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci
People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do.
- Thomas Sowell
Love knows how to form itself. God will do his work if we do ours. Our job is to prepare ourselves for love. When we do, love finds us every time.
- Marianne Williamson
God continues to work miracles in my life.
- Willie Aames
If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.
- Al Goldstein
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
- Thomas Carlyle
Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
- William James
Having a second chance makes you want to work even harder.
- Tia Mowry
It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.
- Stephen Hawking
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
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Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
- Earl Nightingale
Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.
- Ed Bradley
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
- Edmund Burke
I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work.
- Bob Dylan
People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.
- Mitt Romney
The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.
- Gustave Flaubert
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
- T. S. Eliot
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
- Victor Hugo
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
- Denis Waitley
The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom.
- Thomas Merton
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
- Vincent Van Gogh
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
- John Ruskin
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
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