Quotations About / On: WORK
Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work.
(Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 6 (1983).)
Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor.
(Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian communications theorist. Understanding Media, ch. 14 (1964).)
The things women find rewarding about work are, by and large ,the same things that men find rewarding and include both the inherent nature of the work and the social relationships.
(Grace Baruch (20th century), U.S. developmental psychologist, Rosalind Barnett (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist, and Caryl Rivers (20th century), U.S. journalist. Life Prints, ch. 6 (1983).)
For dawn takes away a third part of your work, and advances a man on his journey, and advances him in his work.
(Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 578.)
The New LogicIt would be nice if it worked. Ergo, it will work.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 616, Knopf (1949).)
An artist's originality is balanced by a corresponding conservatism, a superstitiousness, about it; which might be boiled down to "What worked before will work again."
(Nancy Hale (b. 1908), U.S. writer, editor. Mary Cassatt: A Biography of the Great American Painter, pt. 2, ch. 6 (1975).)
We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.
(John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. speech, Sept. 27, 1962, Wheeling, West Virginia.)
The English public, as a mass, takes no interest in a work of art until it is told that the work in question is immoral.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. St. James's Gazette (London, June 27, 1890).
Letter to the editor, answering criticisms leveled at his novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.)
But do your work, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1847).)
Morning work! By the blushes of Aurora and the music of Memnon, what should be man's morning work in this world?
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 40, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)