Work Quotes and Sayings

Work quotes

All work is empty save when there is love. And when you work with love, you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God. ~Kahlil Gibran

At the end of the day, you want to respect what you do. In a certain sense, our work is us. We get into it, and it gets into us. ~John W. Rowe

Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. ~Ralph Ransom

The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not obtained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept
Were toiling upward in the night. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Even a mosquito doesn’t get a slap on the back until it starts to work. ~Anonymous

Go out and change the world. The more you study, the more you should have–
A GOAL you should be pursuing;
A DREAM your should be launching;
A PLAN you should be executing;
A PROJECT you should be starting;
A POSSIBILITY you should be exploring;
An OPPORTUNITY you should be grabbing;
An IDEA you should be working;
A PROBLEM you should be tackling;
A DECISION you should be making.
The greatest force in the world is a positive idea. ~Anonymous

The first duty of a human being is to assume the right relationship to society–more briefly, to find your real job, and do it. ~Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. ~Anne Frank

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor. ~Victor Hugo

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price. ~Vince Lombardi

In work, do what you enjoy. ~Lao-tzu

But few have spoken of the actual pleasure derived from giving to someone, from creating something, from finishing a task, form offering unexpected help almost invisibly and anonymously. ~Paul Wiener

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. ~Alexander Graham

The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven. ~Og Mandino

The force, the mass of character, mind, heart, or soul that a man can put into any work is the most important factor in that work. ~A. P. Peabody

Demand the best from yourself, because others will demand the best from you… Successful people don’t simply give a project hard work. They give it their best work. ~Win Borden

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. ~Leonardo Da Vinci

Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work. ~Henry Ford

The harder I work, the luckier I get. ~Sam Goldwyn

Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. That’s what I have to say. The second is only a part of the first. ~Anna Quindlen

Have thy tools ready; God will find thee work. ~Charles Kingsley

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. ~Dale Carnegie