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Quotations About / On: WORK

  • 21.
    Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Brassbound, in Captain Brassbound's Conversion, act 3.)
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  • 22.
    Every work of art changes its predecessors.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 23.
    Faith is synonymous with working hypothesis.
    (William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published in Princeton Review (1882). "The Sentiment of Rationality," repr. In Essays in Pragmatism, Hafner Publishing (1948).)
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  • 24.
    Sensuality takes planning and work.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 25.
    Work to me is a sacred thing.
    (Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), U.S. photographer. Portrait of Myself, ch. 30 (1963). An important photographer, she was known chiefly for her Life magazine work. She continued to work after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which eventually killed her.)
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  • 26.
    Let's go to work.
    (Quentin Tarantino (b. 1963), U.S. filmmaker. Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney), in Reservoir Dogs (film) (1992). The words also appeared as the advertising slogan on original posters of the film on release.)
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  • 27.
    Working cuts down on both folly and wisdom.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 28.
    I am invigorated by work, wasted by pleasure.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 29.
    Self-reform is the only kind that works.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 30.
    The end crowneth the work.
    (Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 11, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).)
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