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Quotes - Work


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.

 Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple Computer


In any profession, you must start at the bottom to have a shot at the top.  In order to advance, you must prove yourself not merely above average, but spectacular.

 Steven Levitt, “Freakanomics”


If it feels like work, you’re working too hard.



You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

 Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of The United States


Now I don't mind choppin' wood, and I don't care if the money's no good…Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest….

 The Band, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down


Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.

 Mark Twain, American Author & Humorist


If you are reluctant to go to work in the morning then you are in the wrong job.



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

 Dylan Thomas, Welsh Poet & Writer


Don’t aspire to make a living.  Aspire to make a difference.

 Denzel Washington, American Actor


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

 Thomas Edison, American Inventor


To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.

 Sister Mary Lauretta, American Educator


Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

 The Who, British Rock Band


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

 Robert Frost, American Author


No man ever listened himself out of a job.

 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States