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Work Quotes

32 of the best book quotes about work
  1. #1
    “Tis a very excellent piece of work, madam lady. Would ‘twere done.”
  2. #2
    “So now do not worry, take what you have, and do your work and you will have a long life and a very merry one.”
  3. #3
    “For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement.”
  4. #4
    If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough!
  5. #5
    “Mr. Bucket was the only person in the family with a job. He worked in a toothpaste factory, where he sat all day long at a bench and screwed the little caps onto the tops of the tubes of toothpaste after the tubes had been filled.”
  6. #6
    “You shouldn’t lie till ten. There’s the very prime of the morning gone long before that time. A person who has not done one-half his day’s work by ten o’clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.”
  7. #7
    “A man is worked upon by what he works on. He may carve out his circumstances, but his circumstances will carve him out as well.”
  8. #8
    “Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?”
  1. #9
    “I don’t like work--no man does--but I like what is in the work--the chance to find yourself. Your own reality--for yourself not for others--what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”
  2. #10
    “Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.”
  3. #11
    “Never complain or make excuses. If something seems unfair, just prove yourself by working twice as hard and being twice as good.”
  4. #12
    “But just because you love something, I added to myself, doesn’t mean you’ll ever be great. Not if you don’t work. Most people stink at the things they love.”
  5. #13
    “I worked out what would make me happy, and I worked out what I wanted to do, and I trained myself to do the job that would make those two things happen.”
  6. #14
    “The last clear definite function of man—muscles aching to work, minds aching to create . . . ”
  7. #15
    “Work just as hard for fun moments, vacation moments, and pee-your-pants laughing moments as you do for all the other things.”
  8. #16
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    author
    Hemingway
    concepts
    WorkWriting
  1. #17
    “It was no dream of the gift of idle hours,
    Or easy gold at the hand of fay or elf . . . ”
  2. #18
    “Go on with your work as usual, for work is a blessed solace.”
    author
    Louisa May Alcott
    book
    Little Women
    character
    Marmee
    concept
    Work
  3. #19
    “So call a big meeting. Get everyone out. Make every *Who* holler! Make every *Who* shout! Make every *Who* scream! If you don’t, every *Who* is going to end up in a Beezle-Nut stew!”
  4. #20
    “My long scythe whispered and left the hay to make.”
  5. #21
    “Western parents try to respect their children’s individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions, supporting their choices, and providing positive reinforcement and a nurturing environment. By contrast, the Chinese believe that the best way to protect their children is by preparing them for the future, letting them see what they’re capable of, and arming them with skills, work habits, and inner confidence that no one can ever take away.”
  6. #22
    “When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin’. Got kinda used to each other after a little while.”
  7. #23
    “Our contract is an old one. It was made when we were both poor and content to be so, until, in good season, we could improve our worldly fortune by our patient industry. You are changed. When it was made, you were another man.”
  8. #24
    “My mind,” he said, “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. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
  1. #25
    “Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,
    Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee,
    And for thy maintenance; commits his body
    To painful labor, both by sea and land;
    To watch the night in storms, the day in cold.”
  2. #26
    “I hustled for joy.”
  3. #27
    “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”
  4. #28
    “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”
  5. #29
    “Even we, who were boys but a short while ago, cannot escape the inexorable progress of time. So the generations pass, and soon it will be our turn to send our children out into the land to do the work that needs to be done.”
  6. #30
    “Survival had to start with me. In my experience, a castaway’s worst mistake is to hope too much and do too little.”
  7. #31
    “So, surrender to sleep at last. What a misery, keeping watch through the night, wide awake -- you’ll soon come up from under all your troubles.”
  8. #32
    “Now I will turn miracle into routine. The amazing will be seen every day. I will put in all the hard work necessary. Yes, so long as God is with me, I will not die. Amen.”
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