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No, I don't like work. I had rather laze about and think of all the fine things that can be done. I don't like work--no man does--but I like what is in work--the chance to find yourself. Your own reality--for yourself, not for others--what no other man can ever know.

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
A corporation prefers to offer a job to a man who already has one, or doesn't immediately need one. The company accepts you if you are already accepted. To obtain entry into paradise in terms of employment, you should be in a full state of grace.
I don't think earning a living is half as difficult as going to school, doing homework, and getting through college. By the time you've survived growing up and educating your parents on how to raise children, just going out and earning a living is a comparative breeze, the freedom exhilarating.
The natural thing to do is to work--to recognize that prosperity and happiness can be obtained only through honest effort. Human ills flow largely from attempting to escape from this natural course. . . . I take it for granted that we must work. All that we have done comes as the result of a certain insistence that since we must work it is better to work intelligently and forehandedly; that the better we do our work the better off we shall be.
I have found out that whatever a man is during the first six weeks after he gets a job, he will be the same after 60 years and no amount of advice will have any effect whatsoever in changing him. When he is 21 years of age, he is set for life and if a dullard then he will continue so through life. The main quality for success in my estimation is ambition and a will for work.
Employment is a source of happiness, especially when you are usefully employed. An industrious person is always a happy person, provided he is not obliged to work too hard; and even where you have cause for unhappiness, nothing makes you forget it so soon as an occupation.
A man should pray for the welfare of him who gives him employment.
Our work keeps us free of three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.
Lao said, "The Master said, 'I have never been proved in office. That is why I am a Jack of all trades.'"
I spent six or seven years after high school trying to work myself up. Shipping clerk, salesman, business of one kind or another. And it's a measly manner of existence. To get on that subway on the hot mornings in summer. To devote your whole life to keeping stock, or making phone calls, or selling or buying. To suffer fifty weeks of the year for the sake of a two-week vacation, when all you really desire is to be outdoors, with your shirt off. And always to have to get ahead of the next fella. And still--that's how you build a future.
Nearly all young people who go into the world in order to exchange their talents for a livelihood begin as employees. And most of them remain employees to the end of their working days. That is to say, the great majority of us are dependent upon the approval and the goodwill of somebody else for the safety of our existence in that dangerous and shifting piece of human mechanism we call society.
Most of us are doing two things--that by which the body is kept alive, and that by which the higher part of our nature lives. We go to the job to pay expenses and then we indulge ourselves in what we like to do and maybe are meant to do. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what it is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
A little integrity is better than any career.

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