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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.
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]
Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow.
Labor diligently to increase your property.
If food were free, why work?
Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for anymore than they do.
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.
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.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
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,
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.
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.

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