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My father taught me to work, but he did not teach me to love it.

Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive some day.
No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.
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.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
Better to burn out than rust out.
Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty.
Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough
That's what being in the working class is all about -- how to get out of it.
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.
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.
You have to do it by yourself, and you can't do it alone.
Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.
I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes -- and six months later you have to start all over again.
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.
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.
Work is a part of life, not the point of it.
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.
Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.
To each man is reserved a work which he alone can do.
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%.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
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.
A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing.
A champion of the working man has never yet been known to die of overwork.
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.
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.
The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.
There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
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.
It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.
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.

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