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Man works primarily for his own self-respect and not for others or for profit. . . the person who is working for the sake of his own satisfaction, the money he gets in return serves merely as fuel, that is, as a symbol of reward and recognition, in the last analysis, of acceptance by one's fellowmen. (Quote by - Otto Rank)

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. (Quote by - Robert Benchley)

Because it is less structured than work, leisure time leaves workaholics at a loss for what to do. Workaholics practically climb the wall when they can't work. (Quote by - Marilyn Machlowitz)

Nothing is impossible to industry. (Quote by - Periander of Corinth)

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Let us take to our hearts a lesson-- No lesson could braver be-- From the ways of the tapestry weavers On the other side of the sea. (Quote by - Anson G. Chester)

Men whose trade is rat-catching love to catch rats; the bug destroyer seizes on his bug with delight; the suppressor is gratified by finding his vice. (Quote by - Sydney Smith)

There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble. (Quote by - Jack Kemp)

Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently. (Quote by - Syrus)

When Darby saw the setting sun He swung his scythe, and home he run, Sat down, drank off his quart and said, "My work is done, I'll go to bed." "My work is done!" retorted Joan, "My work is done! Your constant tone, But hapless woman ne'er can say 'My work is done' till judgment day." (Quote by - St. John Honeywood)

Whatever the job you are asked to do at whatever level, do a good job because your reputation is your resume. (Quote by - Madeleine Albright)

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves. (Quote by - Logan Pearsall Smith)

Amateurs hope. Professionals work. (Quote by - Garson Kanin)

Better to wear out than to rust out. (Quote by - Bishop Cumberland)

Cooperation is an intelligent functioning of the concept of laissez faire-a thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. (Quote by - Virginia Burden Tower)

Men and women are like right and left hands: it doesn't make sense not to use both. (Quote by - Jeannette Rankin)

I am giving you examples of the fact that this creature man, who in his own selfish affairs is a coward to the backbone, will fight for an idea like a hero. . . . I tell you, gentlemen, if you can shew a man a piece of what he now calls God's work to do, and what he will later call by many new names, you can make him entirely reckless of the consequences to himself personally. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. (Quote by - Charles Baudelaire)

He who shuns the millstone, shuns the meal. (Quote by - Erasmus)

It is not upon thee to finish the work; neither art thou free to abstain from it. (Quote by - The Talmud)

As for me, prizes mean nothing. My prize is my work. (Quote by - Katharine Hepburn)

How many a rustic Milton has passed by, Stifling the speechless longings of his heart, In unremitting drudgery and care! How many a vulgar Cato has compelled His energies, no longer tameless then, To mould a pin, or fabricate a nail! (Quote by - Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. (Quote by - Bible)


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