This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Monday, January 5, 2009

Work Quotes

1. Work will win when wishy-washy wishing won’t. -Thomas S. Monson

2. The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. - John Ruskin

3. Everything cometh to him who waiteth, so long as he who waiteth worketh like hell while he waiteth. - Allen Drury

4. The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures. - Marquis de Vauvenargues

5. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. - Harry Golden

6. Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success. - David O. McKay

7. Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. - Robert Orben

8. The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. - Richard Bach

9. There are no short cuts to any place worth going. - Unknown

10. The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important. - Milo Bloom

11. There is no substitute for hard work. - Thomas Edison

12. I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. -John D. Rockefeller

13. Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. - Buddha

14. If at first you don't succeed try hard work. - William Feather

15. The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller

16. Work has to include our deepest values and passion and feeling and commitments or it's not work, it's just a job. - Mathew Fox

17. The things I've done in my life have required a lot of years of work before they took off. - Steve Jobs

18. I believe in hard work. It keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit. - Helena Rubinstein

19. Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

20. The only place you'll find success before work is in the dictionary. - May B. Smith

21. The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous. - Margot Fonteyn

22. 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

23. The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first. - Ginger Rogers

24. Elbow grease is the best polish. - English proverb

25. The big secret in life is that there isno big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. - Oprah Winfrey

26. Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be. - Dorothy Parker

27. Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work hard to get better. - Paul Coffeey

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