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127 Work Quotes

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

Buddha Quotes

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It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Address at Edinburgh

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The rather since every man is the son of his own works. [Sp., Quanto mas que cada uno es hijo de sus obras.]

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (bk. I, ch. 4)

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The Lord had a job for me, but I had so much to do, I said, "You get somebody else--or wait till I get through." I don't know how the Lord came out, but He seemed to get along: But I felt kinda sneakin' like, 'cause I know'd I done Him wrong. One day I needed the Lord--Needed Him myself--needed Him right away, And He never answered me at all, but I could hear Him say Down in my accusin' heart, "Nigger, I'se got too much to do, You get somebody else or wait till I get through."

Paul Laurence Dunbar Quotes , Source: The Lord had a Job

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All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Quotes , Source: The Lord had a Job

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Handle your tools without mittens.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes , Source: Poor Richard (preface)

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He that well his warke beginneth The rather a good ende he winneth.

John Gower ("The Moral Gower") Quotes , Source: Confessio Amantis

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Tho' we earn our bread, Tom, By the dirty pen, What we can we will be, Honest Englishmen. Do the work that's nearest Though it's dull at whiles, Helping, when we meet them, Lame dogs over stiles.

Charles Kingsley Quotes , Source: Letter, to Thomas Hughes inviting him and Tom Taylor to go fishing, see "Memoirs of Kingsley" by his

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The finest eloquence is that which gets things done: the worst is that which delays them.

David Lloyd George Quotes , Source: at the Conference of Paris

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Unemployment, with its injustice for the man who seeks and thirsts for employment, who begs for labour and cannot get it, and who is punished for failure he is not responsible for by the starvation of his children--that torture is something that private enterprise ought to remedy for its own sake.

David Lloyd George Quotes , Source: in a speech

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Do not waste bricks. (Waste your labor.) [Lat., Ne laterum laves.]

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Quotes , Source: Phormio (I, IV, 9), a Greek proverb

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I like work; It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

Jerome K. Jerome Quotes

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Our greatest weariness comes from work not done.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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

Vince Lombardi Quotes

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Earned with the sweat of my brows.

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. I, ch. 4)

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All work, even cotton-spinning, is noble; work is alone noble.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Past and Present (bk. III, ch. IV)

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Ther n' is no werkman whatever he be, That may both werken wel and hastily. This wol be done at leisure parfitly.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales (l. 585), The Merchant's Tale

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Get leave to work In this world,--'tis the best you get at all.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. III, l. 164)

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I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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

Donald Kendall Quotes

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Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.

Francesca Reigler Quotes

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Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Henry Ford Quotes

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