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Work Quotes

Your job or what you do for a living can determine how much fun you have in life. You may be the most fun loving person in the world, or the most entertaining person to be with, however, if your job comes with tons of monotony, it will only suck the life out of your living. This is exactly why it as important as it is to do what you love or at least learn to love with all your heart what you do. Read on for famous occupation/job quotations and sayings.

Hope Hicks

There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.

Michael Jordan

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.

Steve Carell

In my wildest dreams I never thought — well, I never thought I'd work.

John D. Rockefeller

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.

Bill Maher

We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.

Alan Watts

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

Dale Carnegie

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities

Bill Watterson

It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves.

Marvin Olasky

It starts this way: The worth of a job is not defined by what it allows you to do when you're not working.

Ralph Macchio

I still feel that the original 'Karate Kid' is the great piece of work that has stood the test of time. It's a bit of soulful magic.

Nicole Kidman

I love working with people who are inspired and obsessive.

Chevy Chase

I made about 28 movies, and I think about five of them were good.

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Calvin Coolidge

Duty is not collective; it is personal.

Larry King

Communications is the number one major in America today. CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer.

Lee Iacocca

Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.

Louisa May Alcott

Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.

Vladimir Nabokov

A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.

Arthur Ashe

I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do.

Elie Wiesel

We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.

Peter Drucker

Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got.

Norman Vincent Peale

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.

John Ruskin

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it

Andre Gide

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.

Alexander Hamilton

I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.

Jimmy Carter

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.

Lenny Kravitz

I don't think about the styles. I write whatever comes out and I use whatever kind of instrumentation works for those songs.

Woodrow Wilson

America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.

Halle Berry

While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.

Conan O'Brien

Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.

Toni Morrison

If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.

Honoré de Balzac

A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.

Don DeLillo

I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood.

Bill Watterson

A real job is a job you hate.

Thomas Moore

Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world.

John F. Kennedy

We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.

Larry King

Gleason became like a mentor of mine. I had Gleason helping me on television, Godfrey on radio.

W. H. Auden

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

Soren Kierkegaard

I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.

William S. Burroughs

Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means.

George Burns

If it's a good script I'll do it. And if it's a bad script, and they pay me enough, I'll do it.

Mae West

It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.

Annie Leibovitz

When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that's what I was doing, but it wasn't.

Norman Vincent Peale

Change yourself and your work will seem different.

Charles Kingsley

Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.

Theodore Roosevelt

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Lenny Kravitz

I feel like I'm only in the beginning of my career. I've only made five albums. It's not a lot.

Gloria Steinem

Work is valued by the social value of the worker.

Susan B. Anthony

I don't want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go.

Aldous Huxley

Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.

Kevin Smith

We decided to approach IAM after a rigorous search across the industry. They have exactly the combination of history, people and performance to bring critical mass to our fund of hedge funds business.

William Morris

Give me love and work - these two only.

Nora Roberts

Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters.

Hillaire Belloc

An institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight.

Eudora Welty

To imagine yourself inside another person... is what a storywriter does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.

Hope Hicks

If you work hard and you work for somebody who empowers you and challenges you, you'll be successful.

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Reese Witherspoon

Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.

Andrew Jackson

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.

Calvin Coolidge

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Louisa May Alcott

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.

Lou Holtz

On this team, we're all united in a common goal: to keep my job.

George Burns

Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.

Vince Lombardi

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

Annie Leibovitz

Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering.

Charles Baudelaire

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.

Paul Klee

When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed.

Albert Schweitzer

A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.

Dorothy Day

Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.

Brian Tracy

Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.

William Osler

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.

Warren G. Bennis

The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.

Robin Williams

What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong.

Joe Rogan

I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about the TV biz and work on my stand up act constantly. It was a dream gig.

Julia Roberts

You can be true to the character all you want but you've got to go home with yourself.

Andy Warhol

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.

James Stewart

If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little.

Conan O'Brien

Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.

Larry King

I'm sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work. My message is that it's OK to relax.

Lao Tzu

When the best leader's work is done the people say,We did it ourselves.

Joseph Campbell

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.

Annie Leibovitz

I'd like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves.

John Ruskin

All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.

George Santayana

A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.

Dwight L. Moody

Give me a man who says this one thing I do, and not those fifty things I dabble in.

Baltasar Gracian

Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.

Chadwick Boseman

I'm an artist. Artists don't need permission to work. Regardless of whether I'm acting or not, I write. I write when I'm tired in fact, because I believe your most pure thoughts surface.

Walt Disney

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.

Marcus Aurelius

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

Maya Angelou

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

Linda Evans

I never saved my money. Whenever I worked in the past, I would spend it on my family or my husbands.

Chanakya

Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

William S. Burroughs

A functioning police state needs no police.

Pearl S. Buck

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

Mia Hamm

If you don't love what you do, you won't do it with much conviction or passion.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.