Quotes on Work

These inspirational quotes on work would uplift you and provide insightful understanding of the role of work in defining our lives...

What Is Work?

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” ~J M Barrie

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word-excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” ~Pearl S Buck

“When skill and love work together, expect a masterpiece.” ~John Ruskin

“Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.” ~Thomas Carlyle

“Work done for love always has a glory.” ~William Barclay

“Although it may seem That the process is slow, Still, work is the yeast That raises the dough.” ~Mary Hamlett Goodman

“Here’s a stubborn truth On which you can bet: The harder you work, The luckier you get.” ~L J Huber

“Now I get me up to work; I pray the Lord I may not shirk, And if I die before tonight, I pray my work will be all right.” ~Donald Sharp

“Work is an extension of personality. It is achievement. It is one of the ways in which a person defines himself, measures his worth, and his humanity.” ~Peter F Drucker

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” ~Proverb 16:3

Work As A Source Of Happiness

“Man is happy only as he finds a work worth doing-and does it well.” ~E Merrill Root

“Labor, if it were not necessary for the existence, would be indispensable for the happiness of man.” ~Samuel Johnson

“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.” ~Thomas Edison

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” ~Arthur Toynbee

Value Of Work

“Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.” ~Ulysses S. Grant

“The Carpenter’s cord, if you hold your ear close enough, is musical in the breeze.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“His brow is wet with honest sweat, He earns whatever he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Work keeps at bay three great evils: boredom, vice, and need.” ~Voltaire

“No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” ~Booker T Washington

“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.” ~John Ruskin

“What makes you worthwhile is who you are, not what you do.” ~Marianne Willaims

“To find integrity in our work let us cease to look toward the reward and let us look toward the work.” ~E Merrill Root

Work And Money

“I ask that work should be looked upon, not as a necessary drudgery to be undergone for the purpose of making money, but as a way of life in which the nature of man should find its proper exercise and delight and so fulfill itself to the glory of God.” ~Dorothy L Sayers

“In the long run you will receive more from life doing the job you enjoy than you will ever earn in money from a job you loathe.” ~Terry L Mayfield

“Do what you love, the money will follow.” ~Marsha Sinetar

Change Of Perspective On Work

“A stranger came to three workmen all of whom were employed on the same job. He asked each worker what he was doing. Growled the first man: “I’m breaking rocks.” Said the second: “I’m earning a living.” But the third man replied with a smile, “I’m building a cathedral.”

Funny Work Quotes

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” ~Charlie McCarthy

“Generate so much loving energy that people want to just come and hang out with you. And when they show up, bill them!” ~Stuart Wilde

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