Housekeeping ain't no joke.
The works of women are symbolical. We sew, sew, prick our fingers, dull our sight, producing what? A pair of slippers, sir, to put on when you're weary -- or a stool. To stumble over and vex you... curse that stool! Or else at best, a cushion, where you lean and sleep, and dream of something we are not, but would be for your sake. Alas, alas! This hurts most, this... that, after all, we are paid the worth of our work, perhaps.
I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. But you have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
The suburban housewife -- she was the dream image of the young American women and the envy, it was said, of women all over the world. The American housewife -- freed by science and labor-saving appliances from the drudgery, the dangers of childbirth, and the illnesses of her grandmother had found true feminine fulfillment.
The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.
Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.
Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household.
You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman.
The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process.
Each home has been reduced to the bare essentials -- to barer essentials than most primitive people would consider possible. Only one woman's hands to feed the baby, answer the telephone, turn off the gas under the pot that is boiling over, soothe the older child who has broken a toy, and open both doors at once. She is a nutritionist, a child psychologist, an engineer, a production manager, an expert buyer, all in one. Her husband sees her as free to plan her own time, and envies her; she sees him as having regular hours and envies him.
Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.
I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes -- and six months later you have to start all over again.
For a woman to get a rewarding sense of total creation by way of the multiple monotonous chores that are her daily lot would be as irrational as for an assembly line worker to rejoice that he had created an automobile because he tightened a bolt.
When it comes to housework the one thing no book of household management can ever tell you is how to begin. Or maybe I mean why.
Man is made for something better than disturbing dirt.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
Yogi saw three of his players in the locker room wearing Cone Head hats. Yogi said, Those guys make a pair.
The ideas that come out of most brainstorming sessions are usually superficial, trivial, and not very original. They are rarely useful. The process, however, seems to make uncreative people feel that they are making innovative contributions and that others are listening to them.
We take eagles and teach them to fly in formation.
The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
You put together the best team that you can with the players you've got, and replace those who aren't good enough.
A team is a team is a team. Shakespeare said that many times.
No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.
No one man is superior to the game.
What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Clearly no group can as an entity create ideas. Only individuals can do this. A group of individuals may, however, stimulate one another in the creation of ideas.
A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees the further of the two.
Many hands make light work.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
On this team, we're all united in a common goal: to keep my job.
Light is the task where many share the toil.
Everybody on a championship team doesn't get publicity, but everyone can say he's a champion.
The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.
Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.
Most teams aren't teams at all but merely collections of individual relationships with the boss. Each individual vying with the others for power, prestige and position.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.
We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity.
A well-run restaurant is like a winning baseball team. It makes the most of every crew member's talent and takes advantage of every split-second opportunity to speed up service.
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards.
There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.
Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.
When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.
When a milestone is conquered, the subtle erosion called entitlement begins its consuming grind. The team regards its greatness as a trait and a right. Half hearted effort becomes habit and saps a champion.
A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, its ready to climb.
I think any player will tell you that individual accomplishments help your ego, but if you don't win, it makes for a very, very long season. It counts more that the team has played well.
We have always found that people are most productive in small teams with tight budgets, time lines and the freedom to solve their own problems.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
You have to do it by yourself, and you can't do it alone.
When two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as he wants to be seen, and each man as he really is.
When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.
It's easy to get the players; it's getting them to play together that's the tough part
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Working together, ordinary people can perform extraordinary feats. They can push things that come into their hands a little higher up, a little further on towards the heights of excellence.
When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.
White man builds big fire, stands back. Indian builds little fire, huddles close
TEAM -- Together Everyone Achieves More.
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.
In an earthquake, the most dangerous place to be is in a tall building that is not flexible. Yet, one of the safest places is a tall building that has been stressed for earthquakes -- - in other words, one that has a deep foundation and is flexible. So, too, over the coming years, large organizations that remain rigid will crumble and fall, while those that succeed in adding flexibility, teamwork and creativity to their cultures will thrive.
Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.
A job worth doing is worth doing together.
The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake The five most important words: You did a good job The four most important words: What is YOUR opinion? The three most important words: If you please The two most important words: Thank You The one most important word: We The least important word: I.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
The fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.
Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater.
Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.
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 --not a doubtful sense, such as needs some testimony of others for its confirmation, but a sure sense, or rather knowledge, that so much work has been done well, and fruitfully done, whatever the world may say or think about it.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do.
I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.
Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.
What is the good of being a genius if you cannot use it as an excuse for being unemployed?
Inspiration comes of working every day.
Work is not a curse, but drudgery is!
In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot.
Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
What is work and what is not work are questions that perplex the wisest of men.
I must work the work of him that sent me while it is day; for the night comet when no man can work.
In the sweat of thy brow shall you eat your bread.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave whither thou goest. [Ecclesiastes 9:10]
Never work before breakfast. If you have to work before breakfast, get your breakfast first.
To each man is reserved a work which he alone can do.
A man must drive his energy, not be driven by it.
The way to push things through to a finish effectively must be learned.
When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.
After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if you are bound to fake one of them, it had better be life.
A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
We have too many people who live without working, and we have altogether too many who work without living.
Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor's done.
Poor workers! First they're cuckolded, and, as if that weren't enough, then they're beaten! Work's a curse, Saturno. I say to hell with the work you have to do to earn a living! That kind of work does us no honor; all it does is fill up the bellies of the pigs who exploit us. But the work you do because you like to do it, because you've heard the call, you've got a vocation --that's ennobling! We should all be able to work like that. Look at me, Saturno --I don't work. And I don't care if they hang me, I won't work! Yet I'm alive! I may live badly, but at least I don't have to work to do it!
Beauty is also to be found in a day's work.
Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Most people show up for work being physically accoutered but mentally disheveled.
The secret of making something work in your lives is, first of all, the deep desire to make it work: then the faith and belief that it can work: then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.
It is an article of faith in my creed to pick the man who does not take himself seriously, but does take his work seriously.
Work is nothing but the slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great images in whose presence [His Or Her] heart first opened.
A man perfects himself by working. Foul jungles are cleared away, fair seed-fields rise instead, and stately cities; and with the man himself first ceases to be a jungle, and foul unwholesome desert thereby. The man is now a man.
Every noble work is at first impossible.
Our works are the mirror wherein the spirit first sees its natural lineaments, Hence, too, the folly of that impossible precept, Know thyself; till it be translated into this partially possible one, know what thou canst work at.
Work alone is noble.
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
Every man is the son of his own works.
The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.
I believe that good things come to those who work.
Never hire anyone who is going to report directly to you who you do not intuitively just plain like from first impressions. If your instincts tell you you're going to have a hard time working with someone, pass.
Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was.
The more one works, the more willing one is to work.
Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity. In what we call art, it's one of the most desirable characteristics of a piece of work.
Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
I don't like work... but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself. Your own reality -- for yourself, not for others -- which no other man can ever know.
A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing.
When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
Work is more fun than fun.
It is better to wear out than to rust out.
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.
To fulfill a dream to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren.
Everything must degenerate into work if anything is to happen.
The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem.
I don't think anybody yet has invented a pastime that's as much fun, or keeps you as young, as a good job.
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an ethic.
How do I work? I grope.
See only that thou work and thou canst not escape the reward.
We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade?
Work and thou canst escape the reward; whether the work be fine or course, planting corn or writing epics, so only it be honest work, done to thine own approbation, it shall earn a reward to the senses as well as to the thought.
Work is victory.
My work is a game -- a very serious game.
No true work since the world began was ever wasted; no true life since the world began has ever failed. Oh, understand those two perverted word, failure and success and measure them by the eternal, not the earthly, standard. When after thirty obscure, toilsome, unrecorded years in the shop of the village carpenter, one came forth to be pre-eminently the man of sorrows, to wander from city to city in homeless labors, and to expire in lonely agony upon the shameful cross -- was that a failure.
One of the saddest things is that the only thing that a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. 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.
There isn't any luck that enters into anything, unless it's poker or shooting dice, maybe. There is no luck to merchandising. There is no luck in going out and working from early in the morning to long after dinner. That is not luck, it's work.
Good work habits help develop an internal toughness and a self-confident attitude that will sustain you through every adversity and temporary discouragement.
Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.
If you have a job without aggravations, you don't have a job.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it.
The object of living is work, experience, and happiness. There is joy in work. All that money can do is buy us someone else's work in exchange for our own. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
I don't need to be Tom Cruise. I just need to work forever.
My father always told me, Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
There's no such thing as a free lunch.
A champion of the working man has never yet been known to die of overwork.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get Up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office.
Clearly the most unfortunate people are those who must do the same thing over and over again, every minute, or perhaps twenty to the minute. They deserve the shortest hours and the highest pay.
Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy.
I don't have anything against work. I just figure, why deprive somebody who really loves it.
Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.
When work is a pleasure, life is joy.! When work is a duty, life is slavery.
Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor.
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.
Intimate or drastic elements in the work of others are untouchable and should not be commented upon even in their absence. Private conflicts, quarrels, sentiments, animosities are unavoidable in any human group. It is our duty towards creation to keep these in check in so far as they might deform and wreck the work process.
Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.
My work is magnified by the fact that the streets of heaven are too crowded with angels -- we know their names, they number a thousand for each red ribbon we wear here tonight. [Accepting his Best Actor Oscar for Philadelphia]
As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow.
Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
Work your way up or rust your way out.
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
Labor diligently to increase your property.
If food were free, why work?
The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.
Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for anymore than they do.
We work to become, not to acquire.
Blessed is that man who has found his work.
Personnel and their capacity for work on their exact jobs is the basic key to income and success.
If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you. Work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are.
Industrial man --a sentient reciprocating engine having a fluctuating output, coupled to an iron wheel revolving with uniform velocity. And then we wonder why this should be the golden age of revolution and mental derangement.
Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.
I am his mistress. His work is his wife.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
The sharp employ the sharp.
Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune.
It is wonderful when a calculation is made, how little the mind is actually employed in the discharge of any profession.
The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.
Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.
No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes.
Bodily labor alleviates the pains of the mind and from this arises the happiness of the poor.
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork and drive the brute off?
Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.
The question is not whether the system works, but whether we like the way it works. Just because something works doesn't mean it is desirable. Concentration camps work, if your purpose is to enslave people. Stealing works, if all you care about is money. Lying works, if you don't give a damn about your personal integrity. Literally anything, no matter how monstrously immoral will work, depending on your desires and how you define the term work,
My father taught me to work, but he did not teach me to love it.
Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Every person born into this world their work is born with them.
Keep quiet. Do your work in the world, but inwardly keep quiet. Then all will come to you.
To work -- to work! It is such infinite delight to know that we still have the best things to do.
The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world.
He worked like hell in the country so he could live in the city, where he worked like hell so he could live in the country.
In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.
Remember that your work comes only moment by moment, and as surely as God calls you to work, he gives the strength to do it.
The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions.
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.
Life is just a dirty four-letter word: W-O-R-K.
I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.
Every job has drudgery, whether it is in the home, in the school, or in the office. The first secret of happiness is the recognition of this fundamental fact.
If it's true that men today value their lives outside of work as much as women do--and research proves it is--then they have to join women's fight to reconstruct the way we work and create a new, broader definition of success.
Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor.
Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.
It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.
Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive some day.
In case of doubt, do a little more than you have to.
I suspect that American workers have come to lack a work ethic. They do not live by the sweat of their brow.
Work will win when wishy washy wishing won t.
A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works. Not only his own thoughts, but the thoughts of the men of past ages guide his hands; and, as part of the human race, he creates. If we work thus we shall be men, and our days will be happy and eventful.
As American productivity, once the exuberant engine of national wealth, has dipped to an embarrassingly uncompetitive low, Americans have shaken their heads: the country's old work ethic is dead.
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in --that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
If you don't want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.
Work! labor the asparagus me of life; the one great sacrament of humanity from which all other things flow -- security, leisure, joy, art, literature, even divinity itself.
Work is the open sesame of every portal, the great equalizer in the world, the true philosopher's stone which transmutes all the base metal of humanity into gold.
Work is the province of cattle.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase It is the busiest man who has time to spare.
You don't grow up in our neck of the woods believing that someone can outwork you.
Work either expands or contracts in order to fill the time available.
My only concern was to get home after a hard day's work.
No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.
After love, the most sacred gift you can give is your labor.
Work is necessary for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours.
Work is only work if you'd rather be doing something else.
A dog that barks much is never a good hunter.
No bees, no honey; no work, no money.
Plaster thick, some will stick.
Want is the mother of industry.
The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do.
A man grows most tired while standing still.
Work relieves us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and want.
The work praises the man.
While a person gets they can never lose.
Industry is fortunes right hand, and frugality its left.
The intellectual equipment needed for the job of the future is an ability to define problems, quickly assimilate relevant data, conceptualize and reorganize the information, make deductive and inductive leaps with it, ask hard questions about it, discuss findings with colleagues, work collaboratively to find solutions and then convince others.
If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
The person with the best job in the country is the vice president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, How is the president?
The time spent in trying to impress others could be spent in doing the things by which others would be impressed.
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood. We need the positive virtues of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the rough work that must always be done.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
The best work never was and never will be done for money.
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
Work is not man's punishment! It is his reward and his strength, his glory and his pleasure.
The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.
I never worked a day in my life. It's not work when you love what you're doing.
Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.
Get the job done.
When I think of work, it's mostly about having control over your destiny, as opposed to being at the mercy of what's out there.
No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it.
Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear.
The work will stand, no matter what.
At daybreak, when loath to rise, have this thought in thy mind: I am rising for a man's work.
The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic --in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea --known to medical science is work.
No labor, however humble, is dishonoring.
Anything that comes easy, comes wrong.
Pennies do not come from heaven -- they have to be earned here on earth.
Men have become the tools of their trade.
The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.
There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.
Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.
Let us be grateful to Adam, our benefactor. He cut us out of the blessing of idleness and won for us the curse of labor.
Intellectual work is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
I do not like work even when someone else does it.
Thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
There is no excellence without labor, in the furnace, God may try you, thus to bring thee forth more bright.
Even a mosquito doesn't get a pat on the back until he's well into his work.
Even the woodpecker owes its success to the fact that he used his head.
Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
I love the work; I could sit and look at it for hours.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Lincoln's stepmother probably did not teach him very much, but she kindled his mind and encouraged him. He did the work and put in the hours on his own.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and Jill a wealthy widow.
The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We've done that for so long that we've forgotten there's any other way.
Every day's a perfect gift of time for us to use. Hours waiting to be filled in any way we choose. Each morning brings a quiet hope that rises with the sun. Each evening brings the sweet content that comes with work well done.
Work is a four letter word!
Work keeps at bay, three great evils -- boredom, vice and need.
You may be the only standard work somebody ever reads.
Mankind's worst enemy is fear of work.
How can there be so much difference between a day off and an off day?
A woman's work is never done, especially the part she asks her husband to do.
A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.
Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.
Of all pleasures the fruit of labor is the sweetest.
Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.
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.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
Work is the curse of the drinking class.
Work is a refuge of people who have nothing better to do.
A new breed of Americans born out of the social movements of the 60s and grown into a majority in the 70s holds a set of values so markedly different from the traditional outlook that they promise to transform the character of work in America in the 80s.
Better to burn out than rust out.
Whatever muscles I have are the product of my own hard work and nothing else.
Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty.
To bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.
Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
There is no substitute for hard work.
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good. That's just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you'd be surprised at how much fun you can have.
No one has ever drowned in sweat.
I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.
Anyone who thinks hard work will never hurt you has never had to pay to have it done. Jesus now has many lovers of his Heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of his cross.
You'll never succeed in idealizing hard work. Before you can dig mother earth you've got to take off your ideal jacket. The harder a man works, at brute labor, the thinner becomes his idealism, the darker his mind.
Hard work is the key to success, so work diligently on any project you undertake. If you truly want to be successful, be prepared to give up your leisure time and work past 5 PM and on weekends. Also, have faith in yourself. If you come up with a new idea that you believe in, don't allow other people to discourage you from pursuing it.
There are few things that you can't do as long as you are willing to apply yourself.
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him whose?
Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.
It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
By working hard, you get to play hard guilt-free.
When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work.
I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.
Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough
Love conquers all, but if love doesn't do it, try hard work
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
The working-class is now issuing from its hiding-place to assert an Englishman's heaven-born privilege of doing as he likes, and is beginning to perplex us by marching where it likes, meeting where it likes, bawling what it likes, breaking what it likes.
The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.
The worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they're not going to succeed, saying: There is life, but it's not for you.
In every one of those little stucco boxes there's some poor bastard who's never free except when he's fast asleep and dreaming that he's got the boss down the bottom of a well and is bunging lumps of coal at him.
The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
That's what being in the working class is all about -- how to get out of it.
Work is a part of life, not the point of it.
Teamwork: Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful & committed people can change the world. It's the only thing that ever has over time.
Working hard each day is a party in itself. You network, you get paid to be there and u love what you do. So its like you party everyday.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Actions that are performed in terms of one[[#146]]s prescribed duties, as mentioned in the revealed scriptures, are called karma. Actions that free one from the cycle of birth and death are called akarma. And actions that are performed through the misuse of one's freedom and that direct one to the lower life forms are called vikarma.
When we love what we do, then we only do what we love."~Anuj Somany
The best way to make a good day is to enjoy doing the hard work to better the productivity consistently and stay happy only with the performance excellence.