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The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.
I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
Labor is work that leaves no trace behind it when it is finished, or if it does, as in the case of the tilled field, this product of human activity requires still more labor, incessant, tireless labor, to maintain its identity as a work of man.
I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
You take my life when you do take the means whereby I live.
A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 am and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 p.m. to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished before lunch.
He [Robert Benchley] and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery.
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.
His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
You can’t eat eight hours a day nor drink for eight hours a day nor make love for eight hours—all you can do for eight hours is work. Which is the reason why man makes himself and everybody else so miserable and unhappy.
The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
The best augury of a man’s success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.
Mandatory retirement ought to be illegal.
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
If you don’t want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work.
And blessed are the horny hands of toil.
The growth of entrepreneurial classes throughout the world is an asset in the promotion of human rights and individual liberty, and it should be understood and used as such.
Work is life, you know, and without it, there’s nothing but fear and insecurity.
A career is born in public—talent in privacy.
Any single thing I have written can be paralleled or even surpassed by something someone else has done. However, my total corpus for quantity, quality and variety can be duplicated by no one else. That is what I want to be remembered for.
I realized that selling was the greatest career a man could want. ’Cause what could be more satisfying than to be able to go, at the age of eighty-four, into twenty or thirty different cities, and pick up a phone, and be remembered and loved and helped by so many different people?
Busy work brings after ease; / Ease brings sport and sport brings rest; / For young and old, of all degrees, / The mingled lot is best.
You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.
Once lay down the rule that the job comes first, and you throw that job open to every individual … who is able to do that job better than the rest of the world.
“People don’t look for kinds of work anymore, ma’am,” he answered impassively. “They just look for work.”
My work is the only ground I’ve ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation—but I’m working on the foundation.
I think crime pays. The hours are good, you meet a lot of interesting people, you travel a lot.
Committee—a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
There is perhaps one human being in a thousand who is passionately interested in his job for the job’s sake. The difference is that if that one person in a thousand is a man, we say, simply, that he is passionately keen on his job; if she is a woman, we say she is a freak.
I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of work, because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.
The power of doing anything with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire.
The happiest people I know are the ones that are still working. The saddest are the ones who are retired.
Retirement is the most loathsome word in the English language.
If you don’t work, what the hell do you do? Sit around and rot! The retirement age of 65 has killed millions. Luckily, I’m in an industry with no retirement. They only retire you if you don’t make money for them.
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.
You have much more power when you are working for the right thing than when you are working against the wrong thing.
A person’s work is her only signature; we forget this at our peril. It is to the work and the life we must turn.
I didn’t want to work. It was as simple as that. I distrusted work, disliked it. I thought it was a very bad thing that the human race had unfortunately invented for itself.
For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to life. He don’t put a bolt to a nut, he don’t tell you the law or give you medicine. He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine …. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.
The definition of women’s work is shitwork.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, / All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.

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