Work Quotes

Work, by definition, is a job or employment to earn money. We spend nearly most of our days at work. Ideally, most of us desire a career of purpose, and that is rewarding, with a respectful work environment, career growth, and development, for those that would someday like to start their own company or business. Lastly, a career that is interesting and appealing to us. Some of us might love our jobs and others might hate it.

Nevertheless, these work quotes will provide inspiration, advice, and motivation to get you through the day.

Browse through a collection of work quotes from business leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and others.


Steve Jobs- Work filling a large part of your life

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. —Steve Jobs We spend most of our time at work, and it fills a large part of our lives. Work can contribute to stress, anxiety, and happiness. And, in order to live a satisfying life, our work should
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Criss Jami- Build with the mind

Create with the heart; build with the mind. Criss Jami When working on a startup, writing a book or creating anything, it is important to be passionate and create with heart. Meaning, to love your work and 'build with the mind' means to build logically.  If we expect others to pay attention and love our work, we should be the first person to do so. We must create with love and at the same time, build intelligently, so that our
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Roy Bennett- Don’t let procrastination take over your life

Don't let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now.      Roy Bennett
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Dean Kamen- If you are not working on important things

I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time. Dean Kamen
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George Burns- Its better to be a failure at something you love

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. George Burns
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Craig Groeschel- Success in any organization

The key to success in any organization is identifying, developing, and empowering the right people.      Craig Groeschel Browse All Quote Topics
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Oscar Wilde- The best way to appreciate your job

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.      Oscar Wilde
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Wally Wang- Working for an unemployment office

I used to work at the unemployment office. I hated it, because when they fired me, I had to show up to work anyway.      Wally Wang
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Confucius- Find a job you enjoy doing

Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius
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George Crane- There is no future in any job

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the person who holds the job. George Crane
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Young Jeezy- My hustle is nonstop

My hustle is nonstop. I never stop hustling. Young Jeezy
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Daymond John- You get rich off your homework

You don’t get rich off your day job, you get rich off your homework. Daymond John Browse All Quote Topics
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Dinky Manuel- Everyone hates Mondays

Everyone hates Mondays. But I look at it a little differently. I don’t have to work. I get to work. I am blessed to have a job.      Dinky Manuel
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Anonymous- Working for you is an honor

Working for you is an honor, working without you is an absolute horror. Working under you is a pleasure, an experience that I will truly treasure. Thanks boss.      Anonymous
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Drew Carey- Everybody hates their job

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.      Drew Carey
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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni- Monday is the day of silence

Monday is the day of silence, day of the whole white mung bean, which is sacred to the moon. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Noel Coward- Think of Friday Paycheck

If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.       Noel Coward
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John Bytheway- Working in a City and Farm

In the city, we work until quitting time. On the farm, we work until the job is finished. John Bytheway
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The evening’s the best part of the day– Kazuo Ishiguro

The evening's the best part of the day. You've done your day's work. Now you can put your feet up and enjoy it.      Kazuo Ishiguro
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Motivating employees to work at their full potential– Eraldo Banovac

Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management.      Eraldo Banovac
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Personality To Eclipse Work – Amy Landecker

You don't want your personality to eclipse your work because no one would be interested in seeing your work anymore. Amy Landecker
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Work done by you with unconditional love- Seema Brain Openers

Work done by you with unconditional love and pure devotion goes straight in the category of divine and immortal craft.      Seema Brain Openers
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Hanging Out with Smarter Coworkers- Warren Buffett

It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.      Warren Buffett
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Spending More Time With Coworkers Than Family- Russell Hornsby

In a lot of work places, you work at a lot of jobs and people work more with their colleagues than with their family. Russell Hornsby
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The first consideration for all- Ihara Saikaku

The first consideration for all, throughout life, is the earning of a living.      Ihara Saikaku
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Coming home to my family- Edie Falco

Coming home to my family afterward makes the work richer, easier and more fun.      Edie Falco
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Collaboration is the best way to work -Antony Starr

Collaboration is the best way to work. It's only way to work, really. Everyone's there because they have a set of skills to offer across the board.      Antony Starr
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The secret to climbing- Jeffrey Gitomer

The secret to climbing up is to put your heart into your work. Jeffrey Gitomer
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If God called us to a task- Jack Hyles

If God called us to a task, He will then qualify us for the job. Jack Hyles
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Stay Healthy and Work Hard- Sasha Cohen

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.      Sasha Cohen
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Chase your passion, not your pension- Denis Waitley

Chase your passion, not your pension. Denis Waitley
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Excited to get up in the morning- Larry Page

If you're changing the world, you're working on important things. You're excited to get up in the morning. Larry Page
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Writing is challenging work – Wayne Dyer

Writing is challenging work because it's so easy to get consumed with how it's going, what's going to happen to it, who's going to like or not like it. You want to get all of that stuff out of your head and just let the work flow.      Wayne Dyer
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Amit Kalantri- Before Being a CEO

Remember, before they promoted to the chair of CEO, they were the best employees of their companies.      Amit Kalantri
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Warren Buffett – A CEO Behavior

A CEO's behavior has a huge impact on managers down the line. Warren Buffett Browse All Quote Topics
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Satya Nadella- Something Only CEO Can Do

There is something only a CEO uniquely can do, which is set that tone, which can then capture the soul of the collective. And it's culture. Satya Nadella
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Ellen Kullman- Personal and Professional Lives are 24/7

It’s not about having a specific set time; both personal and professional lives are 24/7. It’s simply, more about making the right allocation to each one and recognizing that it’s going to be different every single day.      Ellen Kullman
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Bill Maris- CEO Job is Hire the Right Team

CEOs who can hire properly, that's the most important part of the job. The CEO's job is really to hire the right team and execute the vision second. Bill Maris Browse All Quote Topics
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Marcus Buckingham- People are The Greatest Asset

CEOs the world over are fond of pointing to their workforce and saying Our people are our greatest asset. And yet today, only two out of ten people think their assets are being well used at work. Marcus Buckingham
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Amit Kalantri- The Meaning Of Life

The meaning of life is not celebrating your birth, it is celebrating your work.      Amit Kalantri
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Frank Tyger- Freedom and Happiness

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.      Frank Tyger
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Melanie Laurent- A good director has to be a captain

A good director has to be a captain - he has to work with a lot of people every day. Melanie Laurent
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Saji Ijiyemi- Busy Working on Pose Instead of Purpose

Some people are busy working on their pose instead of their purpose. Saji Ijiyemi
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Haile Gebrselassie- Planning To Make Money

If you're planning only to make money and nothing else, you'll be broke. Haile Gebrselassie
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Ralph Waldo Emerson- Making a Difference

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.      Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Robert Frost- The brain is a wonderful organ

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. Robert Frost
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Fran Lebowitz- Being a Teenager

As a teenager, you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. Fran Lebowitz Many teens and young adults find pleasure and joy from talking on the phone. And, many get excited to answer the phone whenever a friend calls, and even immediately return their calls or answer right away. According to this quote by Fran Lebowitz, teenage years are the last stage in which a person
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Charles Erwin Wilson- A Good Boss

A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.      Charles Erwin Wilson
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Robert Frost- Working Eight Hours Per Day

By working eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.      Robert Frost
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John C. Maxwell- A Good Leader

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. John C. Maxwell
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Tina Fey-Being a Good Boss

In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way. Tina Fey
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Allison Gomme-Being a Female Boss

Being a boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.       Allison Gomme
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Donald Rumsfeld- Blaming Boss

Don’t blame the boss. He has enough problems. Donald Rumsfeld
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Gabriel Heatter- Working Like A Horse

The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them. Gabriel Heatter
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Ken Blanchard- Teaching Subordinates Responsibilities

He isn't a real boss until he has trained subordinates to shoulder most of his responsibilities      Ken Blanchard
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John C. Maxwell On Leader and Boss

The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm.      John C. Maxwell
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Moosa Rahat-Every boss started as a worker

Every boss started as a worker. Moosa Rahat
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Paul Hawken- Good Management

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.      Paul Hawken
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Jennifer Aniston- Doing the Same Thing Over and Over

It gets so boring you know just to do the same thing over and over again. Jennifer Aniston
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Ali Smith- Wanting To Be Bored

I want to be bored. But I can't. But I really don't want to be this thing that I'm having to be instead of being bored. Ali Smith
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Robert Adams- Working For Freedom Or accepting Bondage

There is only one decision you need to make: You are either working at your Freedom or you are accepting your bondage. Robert Adams
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Adam Ant-Mental Disorder In Society

Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It's a product of stress and in my case over-work.      Adam Ant
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Barbara Walters- Work harder than everybody

Work harder than everybody. You’re not going to get it by whining, and you’re not going to get it by shouting, and you’re not going to get it by quitting. You’re going to get it by being there. Barbara Walters
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Diane Sawyer- Follow Your Passion

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination.      Diane Sawyer
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Og Mandino- Doing a Better Job Than Expected

Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.      Og Mandino
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Faith Puleston- A tired spirit is a hungry spirit

The tired spirit is a hungry spirit.      Faith Puleston
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Richard Armour- Tired of Not Working

Retired is being tired twice, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not      Richard Armour
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J. Cole- Not Saturday

Get on yo job little man this ain't Saturday J. Cole
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J. Cole On The Most Productive Hours

If I was to go to sleep before midnight, I would feel weird about myself, like I wasted a day. My most productive hours are between midnight and five. J. Cole
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J. Cole On Doing What Is in Your Heart and Path

I feel like this: Whatever is in your path and in your heart, you need to do. J. Cole
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J. Cole On Doing Things Well

Anything I do, I want to do it well. J. Cole Source: "J. Cole: An Upstart Rapper Speaks For Himself". "All Things Considered" with Robert Siegel, Guy Raz, www.npr.org. November 1, 2011.
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J. Cole- Time Is Money

They say time is money but really it's not If we ever go broke, then time is all we got And we can't make that back, no you can't make that back J. Cole
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J. Cole- I Am Never Satisfied

I put a lot of pressure on myself. I think something's not good enough, and I won't stop until I feel like I've made it. I'm never satisfied. J. Cole
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J. Cole- Keep Climbing Until The End

Promise to my momma I'ma make it to the Top.. So I'ma keep climbing til my heartbeat drop J. Cole
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J. Cole- Life Has No Happy Endings

In this life ain't no happy endings; Only pure beginnings followed by years of sinning and fake repentance. J. Cole Song: Runaway, 2013
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J. Cole- Always Aim High

One thing you should know about me is I never play to lose, Always aim high and rarely obey the rules. J. Cole
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J. Cole- Keep Grindin, Life Will Change

Keep grindin' boy, your life can change in one year, And even when it's dark out, the sun is shining somewhere J. Cole Source: Song: Premeditated Murder, Album: Friday Night Lights
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Chinese Proverb On Slow Progress

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. Chinese Proverb
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Bruce Lee- Live a Life Worth Remembering

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering      Bruce Lee
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Lisa Kennedy Montgomery- How many People Work Here

When people ask me how many people work here, I say, about a third of them. Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
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Fred Allen- Celebrity Avoid Being Recognized

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.      Fred Allen
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Unknown- Happy Thursday!

Happy Thursday! You're only one day away from being two days away from doing the same work you're doing right now!      unknown
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John Farley- Thursday Forecast and Needing a Break

Thursday, I forecast as mostly sunny. It's a much-needed break.      John Farley
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Natalie Massenet- Going into Meetings and Negotiations With Positive Attitude

Always go into meetings or negotiations with a positive attitude. Tell yourself you're going to make this the best deal for all parties. Natalie Massenet
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Charisma Carpenter- Being the Breadwinner As a Single Mom

I am a single mom and I'm the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that's just the way it is. I don't think my son even knows any different.      Charisma Carpenter
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Eric Schlosser- Stopping at McDonald’s with Kids As a Single Mom

I can understand why a single parent, working two jobs, would find it easier to stop at McDonald's with the kids rather than cook something from scratch at home.      Eric Schlosser
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Cherie Lunghi On Being a Waitress and Single Mom

I've been a single parent for a long time. It reminds me of being a waitress. As you walk back to the kitchen, requests come at you from all sides. You're doing the job of two - you have to be highly organized.      Cherie Lunghi
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Herman Cain On Happiness and Success

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Herman Cain
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Katherine Hepburn On Supporting Yourself

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.- Katherine Hepburn
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William Faulkner- Small Steps Lead To Success

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. -William Faulkner
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Pablo Picasso – Inspiration Must Find Us

Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working. - Pablo Picasso
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David Allen- Thoughts on Stress

Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started. - David Allen
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Thomas Jefferson- More Luck by Working Hard

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have. - Thomas Jefferson
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Steve Jobs- Doing What You Love

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. —Steve Jobs
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Farrah Gray- Build your Dreams

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. —Farrah Gray
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Bob Dylan Quote on Work and Money

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. —Bob Dylan
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Robert Louis Stevenson- On Productivity

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
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Sam Levenson– Time and Keep Going

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
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Ralph Marston- Life Improvement

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
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Vincent Van Gogh; Love is Strength

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. This quote by Vincent Van Gogh is saying if you love the work you do, you will always give 100% and perform the best, and that is where real strength is found.  He was a painter, and despite his mental illness, he created some of the best artwork throughout history. There is strength
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Zach Anner– Thoughts On Everyday Stress

I have accepted that we've all got crap to deal with and problems that we're fighting not to be defined by. At the end of the day, we all want the same stuff: fulfillment, love, support, comfort, and a hot-air balloon with laser guns attached to it. The most important thing is that we appreciate the crazy ride we're on.
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Jenn Proske–Loving her Career

My goal is to be able to provide for myself and not have to worry about the daily expenses. I do want to be able to benefit from my work and make a good living, but I love it so much that I would do it for free.
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Tom Brady– On Working Hard

I just love working hard. I love being part of a team; I love working toward a common goal.
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David Beckham- Treating Job as Hobby

I don't have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It's something I love doing.
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Kailash Kher- On Singing

Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
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Derek Jeter- Using Doubts as Motivation

I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.
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David Frost- On Finding Success

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
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Al Lopez- On Doing What You Love

Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it.
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Chuck Palahniuk- Finding Joy in Life

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it or change it.
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Satchel Paige- On Positivity

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.- Satchel Paige We might experience some events in our lives that are difficult to overcome. We tend to carry over all the negative experiences with us, and it prevents us from enjoying new events. Satchel Paige advice here is to "work like you don't need the money," sometimes we might feel overwhelmed and stress about the bills, rent, and other upcoming expenses we have.
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Confucius- Choosing a Job You Love

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius
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Coco Chanel- Always Be Different To Be Irreplaceable​

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.   Coco Chanel   
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Scottish Proverb On Work, Saving and Wealth

"Get what you can and keep what you have; that's the way you get rich."
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Russian Proverb On Money and Friends

"If you don't have a hundred roubles, make sure you have a hundred friends."
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Japanese Proverb On Economics

"Growing rice gives you more than poetry will."
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Biblical Proverb on Entrepreneurship(Exodus)

You cannot make bricks without straw. With proper material and information, nothing can be accomplished.
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Biblical Proverb on Hard work and Money( Book of Luke)

The laborer is worthy of his hire. "workers deserve their wages"
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Bantu Proverb On Progress

The horizon will not disappear as you run towards it. - Bantu Proverb Your dreams and goals would not disappear if you working towards achieving them. As you are running towards the 'horizon,' you are getting closer to your goals, and it is important to do not stop. This Bantu African Proverb is referring to progress and time. The only situation in which your dreams would disappear is when no progress is made because you are not getting closer and
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David Mamet

I know very well what it is to be out of work and to be cheated by employers and I know what it is to be an employer.      
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Morris Dees

Our supporters can send the message that it's wrong for politically connected corporations to make millions while people doing an honest day's work are being cheated out of an honest day's pay.      
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Grenville Kleiser Quote On Work and Being Thankful

Be grateful for the joy of life. Be glad for the privilege of work. Be thankful for the opportunity to give and serve. Good work is the great character builder, the sweetener of life, the maker of destiny. Let the spirit of your work be right, and whether your task be great or small you will then have the satisfaction of knowing it is worthwhile.      Grenville Kleiser
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Jim Rohn- Be Grateful While Working Towards Goals​

Be grateful for what you have, while in pursuit of what you want. Jim Rohn
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Bruce Tomlinson

A professional bartender is someone who can do his or her best work when he or she doesn't feel like it.     
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Benjamin Franklin Quote On Age and Ability

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber. Benjamin Franklin
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote On Having a Purpose In Life

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.   Friedrich Nietzsche    
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Warren Bennis

Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.     
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Doug Larson

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.     
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Thinking Thursday is Friday Quote

Nothing screws up your Friday like realizing its Thursday. Unknown Author
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Thursday is a Reminder of Long Week Quote

Thursday. The most useless day. it only exists as a reminder that it's been a really long week...and it's still not over.      Unknown Author
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Bruce Lee Quote: Go Above Limits

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. Bruce Lee
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Our handicaps exist only in our minds.
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Maria V. Snyder

Positive thoughts lead to positive results.
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George Allen

Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It's the best part of the day.     
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Irish Proverb

Making the beginning is one third of the work.
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Plato- Beginning is the Most Important Part

The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato
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Napoleon Bonaparte Quote On Unfairness

Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Charles Goodyear quotation on regret

A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.
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Jim Rohn- Design Your Own Life

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you' Not much.       Jim Rohn
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Winston Churchill Quote On Making a Living

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.      Winston Churchill
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Estee Lauder

I didn't get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.     
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Randall G Leighton

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.
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Edith Wharton- People Pay For What They Do

People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead. Edith Wharton     
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Byron Pulsifer- Celebrate Work On a Friday

Make a Friday a day to celebrate work well done that you can be proud of knowing that you just didn't put in time to the next pay check.       Byron Pulsifer
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana- Employers and Employee Quote

Employers are at their happiest on Mondays. Employees are at their happiest on Fridays.    Mokokoma Mokhonoana   
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Proverb

Don't do what you'll have to find an excuse for.
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Loretta Young

If you want a place in the sun, you have to expect a few blisters.
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Aly Raisman

You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!     
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David Fincher

It's a bad day when you don't get the work done that you need to get done or you don't get it done to the satisfaction.     
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George St-Pierre

When you pay attention to detail, the big picture will take care of itself.
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Alexander Graham Bell

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.     
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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Attention is psychic energy, and like physical energy, unless we allocate some part of it to the task at hand, no work gets done.
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Derek Jeter

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.     
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Mae Jemison

As an astronaut, you have a very defined set of tasks to do. Those tasks may require you to work 60, 70 or 80 hours a week.     
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Michael J Massimino

To become an astronaut is not a question of being the best at something or things coming easy to you, but it's being a person that can work with others and not give up. And, for me, that was part of it too.     
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Andrew Wyeth

Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing - then a work of art may happen.
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Emile Zola

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
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Auguste Rodin

True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.
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Thomas Aquinas

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.
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Eugene Delacroix

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
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Luis Barragan

Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistakes. \
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Elizabeth McGovern

In today's world, we all live with the burden of feeling that anything is possible if we're only clever enough, smart enough, work hard enough.
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Robert Kuttner

But of course you can have your cake and eat it, too if you decide to bake a second or third cake. And you may well find that baking two or three cakes does not take twice the work of baking one.
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Duff Goldman

The great thing about cake is it doesn't feel like work when making or decorating it. You forget about work. Children, adults, they all get the same look in their eye when they're decorating cakes. That's the magic right there.
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Joe Paterno- Consistent Higher Level Than Others

You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional. Joe Paterno This quote is best suitable for athletes or anyone that is in a competitive career, or for those that are starting a business, it is critical to do a better job than your competitors. This quote by Joe Paterno is describing performance. In order to be successful, you must perform at a consistent level more than others. For instance, you
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Harsha Bhogle

Across professions, consistency is a direct product of work ethic.
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Malcolm Forbes

If you have a job without aggravations, you don't have a job.     
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Victor Hugo- Father and Son

He was not his father, and this was not his work; but he was the master, and this was his masterpiece. Victor Hugo       
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Helen Levitt on work and aesthetic

All I can say about the work I try to do, is that the aesthetic is in reality itself.
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John Ruskin On Great Art

All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul. John Ruskin
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Warren Buffett

Enjoy your work and work for whom you admire.
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Samuel Butler- Every Person’s Work

Every person's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of that person. Samuel Butler
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Arnold J. Toynbee

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.     
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Sol Lewitt

In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work.     
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Lance Morrow

Abstinence is a window of clarity through which one can better find one's work and one's mate.     
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Mary Pickford

Today is a new day.You will get out of it just what you put into it.     
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Kirk Weisler

Work to realize the possibility of this new day and to make it a truly great one.     
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Cara Delevingne

When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude, and that's when you can do your best... for yourself and for others.
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Bronnie Ware

Don’t work too hard. Try to maintain balance. Don’t make work your whole life.
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Jack Welch

There's no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.     
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Robert Fulghum

Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
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Catherine Pulsifer quotation on the gift of balance in life

The gift of balance in your life is so critical - may you find the balance of life, time for work but also time for play. Too much of one thing ends up creating stress that no one needs in their life. What is the point of life if you work all the time? Or what is the point if you worry all the time and are not able to enjoy anything? As Catherine Pulsifer says in this quotation, it is
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Stephen Covey

The challenge of work-life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced by modern man.     
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Beyonce Knowles

I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work.     
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Pablo Picasso- Solitude is Needed For Serious Work

Without great solitude no serious work is possible. Pablo Picasso
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William Hazlitt Quote: Liking Your Business

Who likes not his business, his business likes not him.  William Hazlitt
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Charles M. Schwab – Working For The Love of Money

The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life. Charles M. Schwab
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Confucius- The Expectations Of Life

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.  Confucius
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Carlos Castaneda

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. 
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C.J. Walker

There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard. 
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Oprah Winfrey Quote On Being Busy

 The essential question is not, “How busy are you?” but “What are you busy at?” Oprah Winfrey
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Lee Iacocca

 You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.
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Donald Trump, owner, The Trump Organization; 45th President of the United States

"You have to enjoy coming in to work each day and going to battle for what you believe in, and for the people who you believe in." 
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Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

"We are better employees when we stop trying to be two people and bring our whole selves to work."
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Frank Gehry, world-shaping architect

"No matter how small a project you work on, and no matter what it is, put your heart and soul and sense of responsibility into it." 
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Thomas Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
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Ray Kroc

 If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. 
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Brian Halligan Quote Businesses Keeping Up With Modern Culture

The way I think about culture is that modern humans have radically changed the way that they work and the way that they live. Companies need to change the way they manage and lead to match the way that modern humans actually work and live. We’re trying to re-craft culture in a way that really matches that. I think that 99% of companies are kind of stuck in the ‘90s when it comes to their culture. Brian Halligan
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Unknown

Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether.
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Aristotle Quote On Paid Labor

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. Aristotle
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Cyril Northcote Parkinson/Parkinson’s Law

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
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Theodore Roosevelt- Work hard at meaningful work

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt
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Carlos Castaneda

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
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Seth Godin Quote On Resume and Work

You are not your resume, you are your work. Seth Godin
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Ryan Allis

“Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it” 
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Pierre Omidyar, Ebay founder and chairman

If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.”
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Wendy Tan White, MoonFruit co-founder

“Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle.”
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Caterina Fake, Flickr co-founder

So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.”
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Benjamin Franklin Quote On Luck

Diligence is the mother of good luck. Benjamin Franklin
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Magnus Jepson, WooThemes co-founder

I doubt I’ll ever go back to corporate work. Once you see the light, there is no turning back.”
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Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart Publisher

“Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.”
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Calvin and Hobbes- Deep Significance In Work

As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. Calvin and Hobbes
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Leonardo da Vinci Quote On Passion and Work

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. Leonardo da Vinci
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Mary Cassatt

"I am independent! I can live and I love to work.”
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Pano George Karkanis

"Good advice is like a useful tool, yet it requires hands to make it work." 
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John Ruskin- Expect a Masterpiece From Love and Skills

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin
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F.D. Van Amburgh

"Contrary as it may seem, most people have more ability for their work than they have ambition to do it."
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F.D. Van Amburgh

"If you possess marked ability, it will show in your work. Capable people do not need to talk about themselves. Make your service so good that it will be your press agent."
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F.D. Van Amburgh

"The most interesting income you will receive from doing good work is the increased ability to do better work."
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe- Work Quote

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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William Ernest Hocking

"I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work."
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Harriet Beecher Stowe

"I long to put the experience of fifty years at once into your young lives, to give you at once the key of that treasure chamber every gem of which has cost me tears and struggles and prayers, but you must work for these inward treasures yourself."
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James Carmen- Sedentary Lifestyle In Older Adults

You have to remember that in this day and age, older people are becoming more sedentary in their lifestyles and that in itself encourages the onset of ailments that they could have otherwise avoided. James Carmen
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William Vanderlboemen

"Myth 3: Arrogance is okay as long as it's backed up. Reality: You don't want to work with a brilliant jerk. Your team doesn't want to work with a brilliant jerk. Nobody does. Spending 40-plus hours a week on someone who is arrogant, entitled, or negative is a waste of precious time."
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Richie Norton- Entrepreneurs Dont Have Weekends or Holidays

Entrepreneurs don't have weekends or birthdays or holidays. Every day is my weekend, my birthday, my holiday. OR, every day is my work day. Mostly it's a choice. Richie Norton
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Gary D. Chapman- Satisfaction at Work

But the number one factor in job satisfaction is not the amount of pay but whether or not the individual feels appreciated and valued for the work they do. Gary D. Chapman
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Rumi – Being Drawn by What You Truly Love

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. Rumi
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Ryan Help- Life is Work in Progress

Life is a work in progress; there will always be something you need to work on. So, one important step to get rid of jealousy is to first appreciate what you already have. Ryan Help
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Raven Mardirosian Quote On Tipping Service Workers

Tip lavishly. Appreciate those in the service industry. They make your life easier. Raven Mardirosian
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Catherine Pulsifer- Recognizing and Appreciating Employee

Many companies have employee days. Where a specific day is set aside to appreciate and recognize the efforts of the company's employees. Gifts, lunch and draws usually take place, but the most important thing an employer can do on this day is to say "Thank You".  Catherine Pulsifer
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Karen Kelloway- More Productive When Feeling Happy, Appreciated and Excited

We all know intuitively that we're more productive in our careers when we are feeling emotions like happiness, appreciation, enthusiasm and excitement. But if you try to jump from feeling anxious with your current career to being ecstatic about it, then you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Karen Kelloway
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Elijah Davidson- Working For Something and Appreciating it More

When you work for something, you appreciate it more. Building your wealth with smart investments and frugal living is recommended. Elijah Davidson
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Lorraine C Ladish- Appreciate The Hard Times

Despite the hard days when a lot of the work feels like a grind, I'm grateful. I'm extremely appreciative of the hard times, now behind me, and for all the work I did to climb out of them. Lorraine C Ladish
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Debbie Dixon- Nothing is Given To You In Life

It's likely that in your life, you have had to earn everything for yourself. Nothing was given to you. Because of this, you have a much greater appreciation for everything. Debbie Dixon
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Pat Riley Quote On Procrastination and Excuses

Shouda, coulda, and woulda" won't get it done.  Pat Riley
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Lily Rabe- Before Starting a New Job

Before I ever start a job that I'm really excited about, I usually have some sleepless nights or weeks or months. But that anticipation for a person like me... I don't do so well with a lot of time off.  Lily Rabe
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Oscar Wilde- Be Passionate About Something

One must be serious about something, if one wants to have any amusement in life. Oscar Wilde
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Philip Zaleski Quote On Passion and Income

Passion does not translate easily into good income. Philip Zalesk
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Voltaire- The Benefits of Work

Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty. Voltaire
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Pablo Picasso Quote On Work and Time

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock. Pablo Picasso
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Ralph Waldo Emerson On Reward and Procrastination

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.     Ralph Waldo Emerson  
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Helen Keller- Together we can do so much

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller Source:  Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy", Joseph P. Lash (1980)
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