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Quotations about Working


Work is a construct as old as humanity itself, a fundamental aspect of our lives that is as diverse as it is ubiquitous. From the hands of a skilled artisan shaping raw materials into something new, to the quick minds and nimble fingers of today's digital natives navigating the vastness of cyberspace, work is a tapestry woven from the threads of our collective human endeavour. It is where we find purpose, where we challenge ourselves, and where we contribute to the grandeur of civilization.

Work, in its varied forms, is the crucible where dreams are forged into reality, where individual talents meet collective goals, and where personal effort translates into societal progress. It is where the abstract becomes concrete, where ideas are given form, and where innovation becomes tradition.

The following collection of quotations explores the multifaceted nature of work, through the voices of thinkers, creators, leaders, and workers from different times, cultures, and walks of life. They delve into the nuances of work, providing insights and wisdom that illuminate its challenges, its rewards, and its profound impact on our lives.

quotations about work

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day." Robert Frost (American poet, 1874-1963)

"We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work." Anon

"Hard work is the best way to kill time...unless time is on its side." Anon

"They say hard work never hurt anybody, but why take the chance?" Ronald Reagan (American Republican statesman, 1911-2004)

If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather *pick the lock.*give up.*not be successful.* Claude McDonald (British diplomat, 1852-1915)

"If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter." John Gottman (American psychologist, 1942-)

"Do not underestimate your *abilities.*co-workers.*boss.* That's your boss's job." Anon

"The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen." Sarah Brown (English campaigner, 1963-)

"Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed." George Burns (American comedian, 1896-1996)

"Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for *tomorrow.*our friends.*our boss.* Don Herold (American humorist, 1889-1966)

"My boss told me to start every presentation with a joke. The first slide was my paycheck." Anon

"I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early." Charles Lamb (English writer, 1775-1834)

"I like work; it fascinates me. I can *sit and look at*do*enjoy* it for hours." Jerome K. Jerome (English writer, 1859-1927)

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." Dalai Lama

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in *overalls*a bikini*a suit* and looks like work." Thomas Alva Edison (American inventor, 1847-1931)

"Doing nothing is very hard to never know when you're finished." Leslie Nielsen (American actor, 1926-2010)

"The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." Thomas Jefferson (American president, 1743-1826)

Work until your bank account looks like *a phone number.*a serial number.*it's never going to recover.* Anon

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it." W. C. Fields (American humorist, 1880-1946)

"A professional is a man who can do his job when he doesn't feel like it. An amateur is a man who can't do his job when he does feel like it." James Agate (British drama critic and novelist, 1877-1947)

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else." J. M. Barrie (Scottish writer and dramatist, 1860-1937)

"Oh you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar." Drew Carey (American comedian and actor, 1958-)

"I never work. Work does age you so." Quentin Crisp (English writer, 1908-99)

"I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves." Bruce Grocott (British Labour politician, 1940-)

"I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours." Jerome K. Jerome (English writer, 1859-1927)

"There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today." Mignon McLaughlin (American writer, 1913-83)

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." C. Northcote Parkinson (English writer, 1909-93)

"It is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation." Eleanor Roosevelt (American humanitarian and diplomat, 1884-1962)

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