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I always wanted to create this community that would come and tell their own story, shoot it – and watch them. The idea is to not have one entity who creates the work, the project, and another entity who consumes it; the idea is people create their own work, like somebody cultivating his garden.

Michel Gondry

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.

Vincent Van Gogh

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Napoleon Hill

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas A. Edison

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.

Vince Lombardi

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

Elbert Hubbard

Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.

Lucille Ball

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

Mark Twain

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

Henry David Thoreau

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

Benjamin Franklin

Nothing will work unless you do.

Maya Angelou

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.

Stephen Hawking

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Oscar Wilde

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vince Lombardi

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.

Ronald Reagan

My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Theodore Roosevelt

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.

Robert Frost

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

Robert Frost

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.

Robert Frost

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

Khalil Gibran

The idea of having a steady job is appealing.

Robin Williams

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

Mother Teresa

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.

Walt Disney

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

Rumi

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.

Peter Drucker

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

Peter Drucker

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose pr Peter Drucker esence his heart first opened.

Albert Camus

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

Albert Camus

Labor gives birth to ideas.

Jim Rohn

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas A. Edison

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.

Thomas A. Edison

What you are will show in what you do.

Thomas A. Edison

I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.

Thomas A. Edison

I think the person who takes a job in order to live – that is to say, for the money – has turned himself into a slave.

Joseph Campbell

I’d like to dial it back 5% or 10% and try to have a vacation that’s not just e-mail with a view.

Elon Musk

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.

Pablo Picasso

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.

Pablo Picasso

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

Anne Frank

Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.

Coco Chanel

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

Rumi

We work to become, not to acquire.

Elbert Hubbard

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

UNKNOWN

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

Booker T. Washington

Without labor nothing prospers.

Sophocles

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.

A. A. Milne

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.

Calvin Coolidge

The pay is good and I can walk to work.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

Chanakya

Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you’re not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!

Joyce Meyer

All wealth is the product of labor.

John Locke

I work to stay alive.

Bette Davis

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

Bette Davis

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

HORACE

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

Lee Iacocca

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.

Thomas Carlyle

Every noble work is at first impossible.

Thomas Carlyle

Work alone is noble.

Thomas Carlyle

I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.

Neil Armstrong

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

Chanakya

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.

Gloria Steinem

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.

Jonas Salk

All things are difficult before they are easy.

Thomas Fuller

I’ve got a woman’s ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.

Margaret Thatcher

Give yourself something to work toward – constantly.

Mary Kay Ash

Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.

Ann Richards

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.

Stevie Wonder

Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

Samuel Butler

Quality is everyone’s responsibility.

W. Edwards Deming

Quality is pride of workmanship.

W. Edwards Deming

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.

John Dewey

I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the Moon, but flying in a completely new medium.

Neil Armstrong

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

Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.

George Burns

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still?

J. Paul Getty

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.

J. Paul Getty

My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in.

Rose Kennedy

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.

Milton Friedman

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.

Charles Kettering

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

Gustave Flaubert

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

John Kenneth Galbraith

And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.

Will Smith

By the work one knows the workman.

JEAN DE LA FONTAINE

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.

Ginger Rogers

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Theodore Roosevelt

Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

George Sand

It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn’t end. There’s other ways to make money, better jobs.

Ron Livingston

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.

Frank Gehry

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

Ray Kroc

Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.

Johnny Carson

Work will win when wishy washy wishing won t.

Thomas S. Monson

If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.

Noel Coward

Work is much more fun than fun.

Noel Coward

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

Dylan Thomas

When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.

Jean de la Bruyere

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.

Ann Landers

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.

Sam Ewing

O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.

Abu Bakr

For the last several years and culminating in six months in orbit next year, I’ve been training for my third space flight. This one is almost in a category completely different than the previous two, specifically to live in on the space station for six months, to command a space ship and to fly a new rocket ship.

Chris Hadfield

Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life.

Marc Chagall

On any given day, my father wasn’t likely to return from work before I was asleep for the night. I saw that a man’s work was important, that he must pursue it tirelessly, and that it might require certain sacrifices, like being away from the warmth and comfort of home.

Ezekiel Emanuel

If Botticelli were alive today he’d be working for Vogue.

Peter Ustinov

Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.

William Feather

Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone.

Ramakrishna

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.

Margaret Fuller

You aren’t your work, your accomplishments, your possessions, your home, your family… your anything. You’re a creation of your Source, dressed in a physical human body intended to experience and enjoy life on Earth.

Wayne Dyer

No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.

Samuel Goldwyn

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 building block in the person we are today.

Pope Paul VI

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

Arnold J. Toynbee

Being an astronaut is a wonderful career. I feel very privileged. But what I really hope for young people is that they find a career they’re passionate about, something that’s challenging and worthwhile.

Ellen Ochoa

The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.

James Cash Penney

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

C. Northcote Parkinson

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.

Walter Wager

It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.

Federico Fellini

I believe in stopping work and eating lunch.

L’Wren Scott

Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else.

Dmitri Mendeleev

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.

Henry J. Kaiser

Good things happen to those who hustle.

Chuck Noll

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’

Don Marquis

Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.

Michael Korda

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

Pearl S. Buck

Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.

Harold S. Geneen

I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.

Louis C. K.

One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.

Don Shula

Honest labor bears a lovely face.

Thomas Dekker

You’re blessed if you have the strength to work.

Mahalia Jackson

I work 338 days a year, 16 hours a day.

Dave Pelzer

Management must manage!

Harold S. Geneen

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.

Christina Rossetti

I’m working myself to death.

Alan Ladd

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.

Harold S. Geneen

If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come.

Lawrence Welk

Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!

David O. McKay

The will to work of everyone in the country is the best guarantee of national survival.

Bhumibol Adulyadej

You know, I think the greatest gift in the world is a good employee, you know, or people who can do your work for you and do it well the way you’d like to have it done. And I’ve always been able to surround myself with really good people.

Kenny Rogers

Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.

George Halas

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.

Max Beerbohm

It’s like Forrest Gump said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates.’ Your career is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. But everything you get is going to teach you something along the way and make you the person you are today. That’s the exciting part – it’s an adventure in itself.

Nick Carter

Honor lies in honest toil.

Grover Cleveland

And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.

Donald Norman

Inspiration comes of working every day.

Charles Baudelaire

Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.

Francis Quarles

It’s easier to change what you do than people think it is. If you don’t change, your field changes around you.

Walter Gilbert

One man’s wage increase is another man’s price increase.

Harold Wilson

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.

Al Capp

Careers, like rockets, don’t always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running.

Gary Sinise

I think about my work every minute of the day.

Jeff Koons

It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.

Leonardo da Vinci

There is no disgrace in working. There was no silver spoon around at the time I was born.

Anna Held

I mean I don’t really think about it. You know, do you know what I often say to myself? I think you’re very lucky in life if you know what you want to do.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Two months after I got out of test pilot school, I saw an advert that said NASA was recruiting more astronauts. The best job you could have as a test pilot was being an astronaut, so I volunteered.

Charles Duke

Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator.

Joseph Murray

No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.

Anna Pavlova

The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

There’s something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world.

A. R. Ammons

Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.

Marcus Aurelius

I keep a hotel room in my town, although I have a large house. And I go there at about 5:30 in the morning, and I start working. And I don’t allow anybody to come in that room. I work on yellow pads and with ballpoint pens. I keep a Bible, a thesaurus, a dictionary, and a bottle of sherry. I stay there until midday.

Maya Angelou

Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it.

James Levine

Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.

Byron Dorgan

The economy in the Valley will need to grow if students want to come back and work with their specialized degrees. We need to develop more to create more opportunities.

Frank Murphy

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

Harry Golden

Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.

Orson Scott Card

As an actor, to have achieved financial stability is amazing. But I always have this weird fear that I’m not going to get any more work; it’s about not having enough money.

Paul Giamatti

Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families.

Melissa Bean

When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.

Russel Honore

I always got my work done before playing.

Edwin Moses

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you.

Leigh Steinberg

I can’t imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it.

Edgar Winter

After two weeks of working on a project, you know whether it will work or not.

Bill Budge

Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.

George Carlin

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

Evan Esar

As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.

Irvin S. Cobb

A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.

James H. Douglas, Jr.

Every man loves what he is good at.

Thomas Shadwell

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.

Mother Teresa

There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone – many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long.

Richard Nelson Bolles

The harder you work… and visualize something, the luckier you get.

Seal

I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you’ve lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change.

Richard Nelson Bolles

Obstacles 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.

Michael Jordan

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas A. Edison

I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work.

Alvin Ailey

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

Abraham Lincoln

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Frederick Douglass

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.

Mark Twain

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.

Laurence J. Peter

I left school and couldn’t find acting work, so I started going to clubs where you could do stand-up. I’ve always improvised, and stand-up was this great release. All of a sudden, it was just me and the audience.

Robin Williams

I work very hard and I’m worth every cent.

Naomi Campbell

If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.

Donald Trump

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.

Mother Teresa

If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles 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.

Michael Jordan

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 Baldwin

Our work is never over.

Kanye West

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.

Ben Carson

It needs time. Nobody wants to hear it, but that’s the truth: if you want to have success in the future, you have to be ready to work now.

Jurgen Klopp

I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man’s work for less than a man’s pay.

Clara Barton

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

Bruce Lee

I don’t work out as much as I should, but I do believe that it’s a healthy mind as well as a healthy body that keeps me fit, sound and calm.

Naomi Campbell

If you have faith, then your whole life is put in a new perspective. You get to work but enjoy the work at the same time. If you grow spiritually, you do what’s in front of you and let the results speak for themselves.

Roy Orbison

My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification; and I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.

Gregor Mendel

Man was made at the end of the week’s work, when God was tired.

Mark Twain

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.

Maya Angelou

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.

William Shakespeare

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Vince Lombardi

I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven’t tried that for a while. Maybe this time it’ll work.

George Carlin

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

George Carlin

The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

Robert Frost

A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.

Leonardo da Vinci

I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn’t work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality.

Mitch Hedberg

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

Khalil Gibran

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

Napoleon Hill

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Jesus Christ

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Calvin Coolidge

No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

You reach a point where you don’t work for money.

Walt Disney

Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.

Walt Disney

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.

Henry Ford

See, winners embrace hard work.

Lou Holtz

One must work and dare if one really wants to live.

Vincent Van Gogh

And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others.

Wole Soyinka

Your most important work is always ahead of you, never behind you.

Stephen Covey

I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.

Alexander Hamilton

With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon. You know all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, and he’s like, yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon? Doesn’t work out.

Elon Musk

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.

George Eliot

The best work is not what is most difficult for you; it is what you do best.

Jean-Paul Sartre

I think I work much the same way I always have. I’m trying to interpret something emotionally visually. I’m reading the brief or article, or listening to the music, and deciding where that sends me, and what would it look like.

David Carson

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

If you want to get the most out of your men, give them a break! Don’t make them work completely in the dark. If you do, they won’t do a bit more than they have to. But if they comprehend, they’ll work like mad.

Chesty Puller

Go see ‘Hidden Figures,’ and take a young person! It will give a more positive outlook on what is possible if you work hard, do your best, and are prepared.

Katherine Johnson

Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.

Harriet Tubman

Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.

Pope Francis

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.

Satchel Paige

The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one’s contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.

Angela Davis

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

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer, the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations, for the money makers.

Cesar Chavez

There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.

Cesar Chavez

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

Lee Iacocca

New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.

Kurt Vonnegut

I’m just an individual who doesn’t feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I’m working for me.

David Bowie

All honest work is good work; it is capable of leading to self-development, provided the doer seeks to discover the inherent lessons and makes the most of the potentialities for such growth.

Paramahansa Yogananda

Moderation is the key so I work certain amount of time and then I take a certain amount of time off.

Jimmy Buffett

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

Earl Nightingale

The best workers, like the happiest livers, look upon their work as a kind of game: the harder they play the more enjoyable it becomes.

Robert Baden-Powell

Life is tough, and things don’t always work out well, but we should be brave and go on with our lives.

Suga

As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.

Katharine Hepburn

I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.

Ray Bradbury

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

I design for the use of a building and the place and for the people who use it… the reputation for arrogance comes because when work is offered to me, I look whether I can find a genuine interest in quality.

Peter Zumthor

The better we understand how identities and power work together from one context to another, the less likely our movements for change are to fracture.

Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

Really, who you are is defined by the people who you know – not even the people that you know, but the people you spend time with and the people that you love and the people that you work with. I guess we show your friends in your profile, but that’s kind of different from the information you put in your profile.

Mark Zuckerberg

The building art is, in reality, always the spatial execution of spiritual decisions. It is bound to its times and manifests itself only in addressing vital tasks with the means of its times. A knowledge of the times, its tasks, and its means is the necessary precondition of work in the building art.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.

P. J. O’Rourke

I am not the first woman to multi-task. I am not the first woman to work and have a baby – there are many women who have done this before.

Jacinda Ardern

We will work hard to ensure New Zealand is once again a world leader, a country we can all be proud of. We said we could do this; we will do this.

Jacinda Ardern

Always work hard and have fun in what you do because I think that’s when you’re more successful. You have to choose to do it.

Simone Biles

Dirt used to be a badge of honor. Dirt used to look like work. But we’ve scrubbed the dirt off the face of work, and consequently we’ve created this suspicion of anything that’s too dirty.

Mike Rowe

I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as an nation, and it’s a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy.

Mike Rowe

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

James M. Barrie

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

Pele

Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.

Susan B. Anthony

Whoever controls work and wages, controls morals.

Susan B. Anthony

I’ve always been spontaneous and outgoing… I’ve tried lots of things so I’ve got some good life experiences, which is great ’cause it means I’ve got lots of material to work with as an actor.

Leonardo DiCaprio

To be one of the best to ever play the game? I think I have the ability to do that. But I’ve got to work hard. If I just keep talking and don’t put some work in, it’s not going to happen.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Love what you do. There’s always going to be someone else who’s smarter than you, but there’s no substitute for passion. People who are passionate always work the hardest, and that sets them apart.

Ivanka Trump

No one really sees pro athletes behind the scenes. They don’t know how hard they work. They don’t see how you work on the basics. They couldn’t possibly know. You wouldn’t think that someone who hits like Alex Rodriguez needs to use a tee every day. But that’s how he stayed on top of it.

Patrick Mahomes

Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.

Serena Williams

Live like you’ll die tomorrow, work like you don’t need the money, and dance like nobody’s watching.

Bob Fosse

The fame and reputation part came later, and never was much of a motivator, although it did enable me to work without feeling guilty about neglecting my studies.

Linus Torvalds

I’ve been offered jobs by companies that supported apartheid many times in the 25 years of my modeling career, but I have never taken one of them. I have to refuse that money, because I’m not going to work against my people. They’ve suffered enough.

Naomi Campbell

When you work on big commercial movies, of course there’s more money involved and you can still do some good work. But with an independent, you get films that are really close to the writers’ and directors’ heart. Somehow it becomes a little deeper. A little more meat and not as much flash.

Dennis Haysbert

Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and… stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?

Wassily Kandinsky

If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it’s pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

So many writers don’t like to write… I like to write, and sometimes I’m afraid I like it too much, because when I get into work, I don’t want to leave it. And as a result, I’ll go for days and days and days without leaving my house.

Harper Lee

That summer after the draft was probably the most fun I’ve ever had, because all I had to do every day was wake up and go work out for four or five hours. I got to play some golf, which I love to do, too, and then got to hang out with my family.

Stephen Curry

Your touch and your feel for the game is pretty much gone if you don’t work on it – at least get some shots up or dribble the ball.

Stephen Curry

As far as getting work, no one thought I spoke English. It was absolutely ridiculous. I’d show up at a meeting and they’d be like, ‘Oh my God, you speak English! That’s so cool.’ They didn’t really know what to do with me.

Jason Momoa

I’m an early riser. I work out really hard. I push myself; I get my job done, and at the end of the day, there’s a Guinness waiting for me.

Jason Momoa

Morning is when I do all my best work.

Jason Momoa

I’ve led a career of having to take work to see my family, over picking and choosing, instead of ‘I need food on the table and I don’t know how I’m going to pay the mortgage.’

Jason Momoa

Awards are so unnecessary because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.

Natalie Portman

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Gary Player

A lot of people are trying to get out of their home country and think ‘making it’ is if you’re able to work in another. For me… I’d be quite content to keep doing my own little films down there for the rest of my filmmaking career.

Taika Waititi

While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.

Halle Berry

From my dad I learned to be good to people, to always be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance.

Luke Bryan

The days you work are the best days.

Georgia O’Keeffe

I started this job in 1995, and I felt the same pressure in my first day, with my first team, Reggiana, in the Second Division, as I feel now. Nothing has changed, but what changes are the number of games, especially for top teams. For this reason, the work has pressure. But only this.

Carlo Ancelotti

The owner or president is the person who controls the club. The coach’s job is to keep him happy. But the key to success, as a manager, is your relationship with the players. Important clubs and important players succeed when the environment is correct. The players must enjoy their work and feel free to express their talents.

Carlo Ancelotti

These are challenging times at home and around the world. We will have to work together in a bipartisan spirit and with our international partners if we are going to achieve progress and peace now and for future generations.

Susan Collins

Only by observing this condition would the results of our work be regarded as fully conclusive and as having elucidated the normal course of the phenomena.

Ivan Pavlov

The U.S. museums weren’t looking at my paintings at all – they hated them, irredeemably. People metaphorically threw up when they saw my work! They thought I was enlarging comics, or just copying them.

Roy Lichtenstein

From a motivation perspective, helping others enriches the meaning and purpose of our own lives, showing us that our contributions matter and energizing us to work harder, longer, and smarter.

Adam Grant

It’s just not right that so many things don’t work when they should. I don’t think that will change for a long time.

Steve Wozniak

Writing music is not so much inspiration as hard work.

George Gershwin

All these tales of people sitting down and composing symphonies just as though they were writing a letter are very much exaggerated; at least, it isn’t that way in my work.

George Gershwin

There’s no secret. Just work hard.

Lucio Tan

While anti-depressants can work for some people, I became a little too reliant on them – if you forget to take one, you feel awful.

Caroline Flack

The anxiety I get more when I’m not working. So actually work, for me, takes away my anxiety, and doing live TV, in that moment when you’re consumed by something else, it takes away all of my thoughts. It distracts you!

Caroline Flack

You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards.

Heston Blumenthal

To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.

Ralph Bunche

Sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit in us whereby our inner being is progressively changed, freeing us more and more from sinful traits and developing within us over time the virtues of Christlike character.

Jerry Bridges

I confess I’ve got a yearning to go to Los Angeles, but I can’t work out if it is because a lot of British actors seem to go or because there’s this perception that the bottom has fallen out of British drama, so therefore, it’s the place to head for.

Richard C. Armitage

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Benjamin Franklin

When I founded Stitch Fix, I wanted to create a company that I would want to work at for the rest of my life.

Katrina Lake

Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that’s embedded in the work.

Chuck Close

Find something you love to do. Work it to the bone. And you’ll be successful.

John Schnatter

I just feel I shouldn’t work too much, because there are so many other things to do.

Max von Sydow

A man’s prime interest in life must be his work.

Laurence Olivier

I have had lots of luck in my career but there has also been a lot of hard work.

Maria Sharapova

His ambition for victory sets Mourinho apart. He wants to win every game, so he prepares all the smallest details; in training, at the game, everything. I loved to work with him.

Kaka

One always wants more when things work out.

Kaka

Believing in something and being a part of something you believe in and watching it work and coming from it.

Jam Master Jay

The way I work, and the material we work with, I think if you analyze too much and have too many specific ideas, it just becomes a little bit too superficial, and then performances might become too self-conscious and project relatively narrow things.

Yorgos Lanthimos

It’s easy to work with someone who shares your same work ethic, who likes to create like you do.

Ozuna

Every time you go out on the ice, there are slight flaws. You can always think of something you should have done better. These are the things you must work on.

Dorothy Hamill

Artists don’t compare themselves to each other based on money. Nobody really knows what money other artists have. They don’t care that much. The measure is the work and how you think your work is perceived. How the museums are. How you are doing.

Donald Sultan

I don’t know when acting came to be more about awards than about the work. Judging who’s better than the other person shouldn’t be part of why we’re doing this job. It should be about entertaining people.

Anna Paquin

In 1906, just as we were definitely giving up the old shed laboratory where we had been so happy, there came the dreadful catastrophe which took my husband away from me and left me alone to bring up our children and, at the same time, to continue our work of research.

Marie Curie

When I felt rather overcome with my father’s opposition, I said as firmly as I could, that I must have this or something else, that I could not live without some real work.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Sometimes it takes us a long time to build up songs, and we really work the structures over and over and build in lots of noisy parts.

Lee Ranaldo

Some people would ask: ‘You are not the one who does the painting, or shot the work, how can it be your work?’ But I was the one who chose which site we should use, and which assistant helps me to do the painting, or the shot.

Liu Bolin

Here is just the beginning of a list of skills that exam results cannot possibly hope to reflect: interpersonal skills, the ability to entertain, how articulate we are as speakers, our ability to work as part of a team, the ability to deal with challenges and invention.

Alexandra Adornetto

Do whatever you want to persevere, work for your own things, and do not depend on anyone to be your provider. That way, in the future, you will be all right regardless of the circumstances.

Dascha Polanco

You can’t please everyone, and you have to trust your instincts, and you have to do your work and throw yourself in there and trust your instincts, and just trust that you’re doing a good job that I can be proud of as well.

Matt Ryan

I’ve always been shy and that’s partly why I chose a life behind the lens. I like people to look at my work and hopefully it speaks for itself.

Bruce Weber

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Mark Twain

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.

Henry David Thoreau

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

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

Winston Churchill

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.

Benjamin Franklin

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.

Benjamin Franklin

Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.

Benjamin Franklin

Of course, there are those critics – New York critics as a rule – who say, ‘Well, Maya Angelou has a new book out and of course it’s good but then she’s a natural writer.’ Those are the ones I want to grab by the throat and wrestle to the floor because it takes me forever to get it to sing. I work at the language.

Maya Angelou

I would be a liar, a hypocrite, or a fool – and I’m not any of those – to say that I don’t write for the reader. I do. But for the reader who hears, who really will work at it, going behind what I seem to say. So I write for myself and that reader who will pay the dues.

Maya Angelou

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.

Maya Angelou

I agree with Balzac and 19th-century writers, black and white, who say, ‘I write for money.’ Yes, I think everybody should be paid handsomely; I insist on it, and I pay people who work for me, or with me, handsomely.

Maya Angelou

In all my work, I try to say – ‘You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?’

Maya Angelou

On Saturday afternoons when all the things are done in the house and there’s no real work to be done, I play Bach and Chopin and turn it up real loudly and get a good bottle of chardonnay and sit out on my deck and look out at the garden.

Maya Angelou

I did work in a strip club, but I didn’t strip. I danced, and I became very popular.

Maya Angelou

All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex and vital.

Oscar Wilde

Fighting for one’s freedom, struggling towards being free, is like struggling to be a poet or a good Christian or a good Jew or a good Muslim or good Zen Buddhist. You work all day long and achieve some kind of level of success by nightfall, go to sleep and wake up the next morning with the job still to be done. So you start all over again.

Maya Angelou

In all my work, in the movies I write, the lyrics, the poetry, the prose, the essays, I am saying that we may encounter many defeats – maybe it’s imperative that we encounter the defeats – but we are much stronger than we appear to be and maybe much better than we allow ourselves to be. Human beings are more alike than unalike.

Maya Angelou

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

People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do.

Thomas Sowell

With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.

Abraham Lincoln

You may think it was a very little thing, and in these days it seems to me like a trifle, but it was a most important incident in my life. I could scarcely credit that I, the poor boy, had earned a dollar in less than a day; that by honest work, I had earned a dollar. I was a more hopeful and thoughtful boy from that time.

Abraham Lincoln

‘A living dog is better than a dead lion.’ Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He don’t care anything about it.

Abraham Lincoln

Oh, yes; you Virginians shed barrels of perspiration while standing off at a distance and superintending the work your slaves do for you. It is different with us. Here it is every fellow for himself, or he doesn’t get there.

Abraham Lincoln

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we win out.

RONALD REAGAN

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

Lao Tzu

When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’

Lao Tzu

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Aristotle

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Aristotle

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.

Oscar Wilde

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

Oscar Wilde

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.

Oscar Wilde

At 25, I was in the audience of my first professional speaker, Bob Bales. His presentation got my attention. I had never seen anyone having so much fun ‘at work’ and getting paid for it!

Zig Ziglar

If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.

Oscar Wilde

A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.

Oscar Wilde

In its primary aspect, a painting has no more spiritual message than an exquisite fragment of Venetian glass. The channels by which all noble and imaginative work in painting should touch the soul are not those of the truths of lives.

Oscar Wilde

In England, an inventor is regarded almost as a crazy man, and in too many instances, invention ends in disappointment and poverty. In America, an inventor is honoured, help is forthcoming, and the exercise of ingenuity, the application of science to the work of man, is there the shortest road to wealth.

Oscar Wilde

My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.

Helen Keller

It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

Ronald Reagan

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

Plato

A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.

Zig Ziglar

Many people who want to be great aren’t willing to do the work to make it possible!

Zig Ziglar

Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.

Zig Ziglar

Profitability comes from loyalty, productivity, and having a character base from which to work.

Zig Ziglar

Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.

George Lucas

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

Mahatma Gandhi

Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.

John Muir

Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.

Voltaire

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.

George Bernard Shaw

All genuinely intellectual work is humorous.

George Bernard Shaw

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

Vince Lombardi

Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.

Vince Lombardi

Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.

Vince Lombardi

In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.

John F. Kennedy

We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.

John F. Kennedy

Nothing is more dangerous to one’s own faith than the work of an apologist. No doctrine of that faith seems to me so spectral, so unreal as one that I have just successfully defended in a public debate.

C. S. Lewis

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That’s one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.

Will Rogers

Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.

Will Rogers

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

George Bernard Shaw

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism.

Robert Frost

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

Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.

Theodore Roosevelt

I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.

Theodore Roosevelt

I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.

Theodore Roosevelt

When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.

Voltaire

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

I don’t want to get lost in everything. I just want to keep the same work ethic.

Juice Wrld

When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I’m sure it made the work seem that much more urgent.

George Carlin

I really just like making music. People call that ‘work.’ Like, ‘Oh, you’re going to the studio to work?’ No, that’s even what I do in my off day. I love recording.

Juice Wrld

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

Steve Jobs

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

It’s not the tools that you have faith in – tools are just tools. They work, or they don’t work. It’s people you have faith in or not. Yeah, sure, I’m still optimistic I mean, I get pessimistic sometimes but not for long.

Steve Jobs

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

Steve Jobs

Allah’s the Arabic term for God. Stand up for God, fight for God, work for God and do the right thing, and go the right way, things will end up in your corner.

Muhammad Ali

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

Robert Frost

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

Buddha

When I am working on a book or a story, I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you, and it is cool or cold, and you come to your work and warm as you write.

Ernest Hemingway

The golf facet of my life doesn’t go with the rest of my life, which is a rough-and-tumble life. I work in real estate development, which is the toughest business, and I do it in the toughest city. I deal with ruthless people.

Donald Trump

On the ‘Star,’ you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence. This is useful to anyone. Newspaper work will not harm a young writer and could help him if he gets out of it in time.

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

I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.

Steven Wright

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.’

Steven Wright

In a lot of ways, success is much harder than I thought it would be. I figured that you’d get here and then everything would be happily ever after. But, it’s hard work, almost harder once you’re successful because you’ve got to maintain it.

Steven Wright

In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.

Dalai Lama

If my kid couldn’t draw I’d make sure that my kitchen magnets didn’t work.

Mitch Hedberg

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.

H. L. Mencken

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

Khalil Gibran

The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Deficiency motivation doesn’t work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.

Wayne Dyer

Trust and value your own divinity as well as your connection to nature. Seeing God’s work everywhere will be your reward.

Wayne Dyer

An artist or a creative person of any kind goes about their work because it’s their path, it’s what excites them, it’s what aligns their soul with who they truly are, who they showed up to be.

Wayne Dyer

Writing is challenging work because it’s so easy to get consumed with how it’s going, what’s going to happen to it, who’s going to like or not like it. You want to get all of that stuff out of your head and just let the work flow.

Wayne Dyer

I implore you to see the universe as a warm and supportive one because you’ll look for evidence to support this view. When you anticipate that the universe is friendly, you see friendly people. You look for circumstances to work in your favor. You anticipate good fortune flowing into your life.

Wayne Dyer

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

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.

Frederick Douglass

If ballots won’t work, bullets will.

Malcolm X

To remain a credible leader, I must always work first, hardest, and longest on changing myself. This is neither easy nor natural, but it is essential.

John C. Maxwell

Behold, at this hour our moral history is being preserved for eternity. Processes are at work which will perpetuate our every act and word and thought.

Charles Spurgeon

Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.

John C. Maxwell

You will never fulfill your destiny doing work you despise.

John C. Maxwell

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn’t work!

Robin Williams

Performing comedy in San Francisco to begin with is pretty wild. You’ve got to – you’ve got the human game preserve to play off of. And it’s a lot of great characters everywhere. You work off that, and then you play the rooms, and eventually you get to a point where you’re playing a club that is a comedy club, with other comics.

Robin Williams

It’s hard when you read an article saying bad things about you. It is as if someone is sticking a knife on your heart. But I am the harshest critic of my work.

Robin Williams

The ‘Aladdin’ thing – that’s not work; that’s just fun. Three days in the recording studio going mad, then the animators do all the work. Not a bad way to cash a large check, my friend.

Robin Williams

When I went home from Juilliard, I couldn’t find acting work.

Robin Williams

I always look at it that I work with my employees as opposed to them working for me.

Donald Trump

When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally and protected equally. Every action I take, I will ask myself, ‘Does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Ferguson, who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child America?’

Donald Trump

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

Donald Trump

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

Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.

James Baldwin

If I went to work in a factory the first thing I’d do is join a union.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.

Mother Teresa

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.

Mother Teresa

I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.

Michael Jordan

I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.

Michael Jordan

Christmas morning, I’m going to open presents with my kids. I’m going to take pictures of them opening the presents. Then I’m going to come to the Staples Center and get ready to work.

Kobe Bryant

The only way to get love is to be lovable. It’s very irritating if you have a lot of money. You’d like to think you could write a check: ‘I’ll buy a million dollars’ worth of love.’ But it doesn’t work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get.

Warren Buffett

Good men by nature, wish to know. I know that many will call this useless work… men who desire nothing but material riches and are absolutely devoid of that of wisdom, which is the food and only true riches of the mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.

Barack Obama

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.

Barack Obama

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.

Barack Obama

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.

Barack Obama

Now we’re in the midst of not just advocating for change, not just calling for change – we’re doing the grinding, sometimes frustrating work of delivering change – inch by inch, day by day.

Barack Obama

Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,’ he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. ‘Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.

Barack Obama

I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president – with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln – just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we’ve got a lot more work to do. And we’re gonna keep on at it.

Barack Obama

As president, I’m committed to making Washington work better and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here.

Barack Obama

What I believe unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all – the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead.

Barack Obama

There are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments and are moving this country forward. They believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams.

Barack Obama

Millions of us, myself included, go back generations in this country, with ancestors who put in the painstaking work to become citizens. So we don’t like the notion that anyone might get a free pass to American citizenship.

Barack Obama

Fixing a broken immigration system. Protecting our kids from gun violence. Equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage. All these things still matter to hardworking families; they are still the right thing to do; and I will not let up until they get done.

Barack Obama

I would say the most satisfying thing actually is watching my three children each pick up on their own interests and work many more hours per week than most people that have jobs at trying to intelligently give away that money in fields that they particularly care about.

Warren Buffett

First, how do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy? Second, how do we make technology work for us, and not against us – especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change? Third, how do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman?

Barack Obama

Yes, we’ve still got more work to do. More work to do for every American still in need of a good job or a raise, paid leave or a decent retirement; for every child who needs a sturdier ladder out of poverty or a world-class education; for everyone who has not yet felt the progress of these past seven and a half years.

Barack Obama

If I didn’t make it in baseball, I won’t have made it workin’. I didn’t like to work.

Yogi Berra

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

Saint Augustine

I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.

Walt Disney

We do not wish to enter Heaven until our work is done, for it would make us uneasy if there were one single soul left to be saved by our means.

Charles Spurgeon

Our minds work in real time, which begins at the Big Bang and will end, if there is a Big Crunch – which seems unlikely, now, from the latest data showing accelerating expansion. Consciousness would come to an end at a singularity.

Stephen Hawking

Nothing reflects so much honor on a workman as a trial of his work and its endurance of it. So it is with God. It honors Him when His saints preserve their integrity.

Charles Spurgeon

I’m always amazed by the people who work on stage who sing night after night, day after day, week in week out.

There’s been a lot of talk about Jack White wanting to work with me, and I’ve always admired him, and of course, he lives in Nashville, too.

Dolly Parton

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.

Harry S Truman

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Leonardo da Vinci

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

Leonardo da Vinci

I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.

Leonardo da Vinci

Men of lofty genius sometimes accomplish the most when they work least, for their minds are occupied with their ideas and the perfection of their conceptions, to which they afterwards give form.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

My work and my family are very important to me.

Stephen Hawking

To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.

Stephen Hawking

I can’t say that my disability has helped my work, but it has allowed me to concentrate on research without having to lecture or sit on boring committees.

Stephen Hawking

For years, my early work with Roger Penrose seemed to be a disaster for science. It showed that the universe must have begun with a singularity, if Einstein’s general theory of relativity is correct. That appeared to indicate that science could not predict how the universe would begin.

Stephen Hawking

However great may be the work for which we are responsible, we will always do well if we pause to spend time in sacred praise.

Charles Spurgeon

As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us – aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone.

Stephen Hawking

I have a full and satisfying life. My work and my family are very important to me.

Stephen Hawking

I don’t believe in an outside agent that creates the world, then walks away. But I feel very strongly there is an intelligence at work in every flower, in every blade of grass, in every cell of my body. And it is that intelligence that, I wouldn’t say created the universe. It is creating the universe. It’s an ongoing process.

Eckhart Tolle

There’s not some idea I’m going to create a work that’s going to change everybody’s consciousness.

Eckhart Tolle

It’s plain hokum. If you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em. It’s an old political trick. But this time it won’t work.

Harry S Truman

Thanks to Botox and fillers, as well as the work that I’ve already had, my face pretty much maintains itself.

Dolly Parton

And if small businesspeople say they made it on their own, all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning. Nobody did their thinking, and worrying, and sweating for them.

Paul Ryan

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.

Walt Disney

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.

Henry Ford

I think I’ve got my business notions and my sense for that sort of thing from my dad. My dad never had a chance to go to school. He couldn’t read and write. But he was so smart. He was just one of those people that could just make the most of anything and everything that he had to work with.

Dolly Parton

I don’t have anything to say about other people’s art and their work.

Dolly Parton

The end of labor is to gain leisure.

Aristotle

I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good.

Dolly Parton

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.

Ann Landers

What is Work?

Work is a term that typically encompasses the principles of labour, power,  resources and/or commitment needed to achieve a particular outcome.