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Quotes about Work

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Abraham LincolnMy father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
AnonymousThere's no real need to do housework - after four years it doesn't get any worse.
AnonymousThere's no such thing as unskilled labor. Every job has a learning curve.
Arnold ToynbeeThe supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
Ayn Rand
(1905 - 1982)
If some men are entitled by right to the products of the work of others, it means that those others are deprived of rights and condemned to slave labor.
Bertrand Russell
(1872 - 1970)
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Don Marquis
(1878 - 1937)
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
Dorothy DayNo one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.
- (Peace Activist)
Doug LarsonAccomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.
Drew CareyOh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar!
Edgar Bergen
(1903 - 1978)
Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
Edward Abbey
(1927 - 1989)
One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.
George MacDonald
(1824 - 1905)
Work is not always required... there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.
- (minister, author, and creater of the fanstay gendre)
Henry David Thoreau
(1817 - 1862)
Wood stumps warmed me twice -- once while I was splitting them, and again when they were on the fire.
Indira GandhiMy grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.
Jerome K. JeromeI like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Karl Friedrich GaussAsk her to wait a moment -- I am almost done.
- (while working, when informed his wife was dying)
Ogden Nash
(1902 - 1971)
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
Otis Beck
(1979 - )
Job- a term used to describe most people in the civilized world today: just over broke.
Quentin Crisp
(1908 - 1999)
There's no real need to do housework -- after four years it doesn't get any worse.
- (British writer, actor and wit)
Robert Benchley
(1889 - 1945)
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
Robert Frost
(1874 - 1963)
The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
Robert MorleyAnyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public.
Steven WrightI used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.
Steven Wright
(1955 - )
Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
Theodore RooseveltWhen you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
UnknownAll work and no play makes jack, and lots of it.
UnknownWork fascinates me --I could sit and watch it all day.
William Faulkner
(1897 - 1962)
It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
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