Quotations About / On: WORK

  • 41.
    Do not put off your work until tomorrow and the day after. For the sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor the one who puts off his work; industry aids work, but the man who puts off work always wrestles with disaster.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 410.)
    More quotations from: Hesiod, work, tomorrow
  • 42.
    Think well before you plan to work. Judge well before you start the work. Do well when you begin the work. Finish well and wait. Result will come automatically.
    (work and result)
    More quotations from: Kumarmani Mahakul
  • 43.
    You might have heard that 'hard work' is a key to success, but I 'd say that success is a door that leads to a miraculous palace and only hard work can unlock this door...
    There are two types of success 'WORDLY SUCCESS' and the success of 'WORD HERE AFTER'.If you run before the worldly success, you'll be deprived of the relishes of the success of second world but if you 'work hard' for the world here after, you'll be blessed with divine bliss and the successes of the both world...
    (Success/Hard work)
    More quotations from: Hira Akhtar
  • 44.
    The woman and the genius do not work. Up to now, woman has been mankind's supreme luxury. In all those moments when we do our best, we do not work. Work is merely a means to these moments.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 188, selection 5[1], number 11, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
    More quotations from: Friedrich Nietzsche, work, woman
  • 45.
    As for work, without it, without painstaking work, any writer or artist definitely remains a dilettante; there's no point in waiting for so-called blissful moments, for inspiration; if it comes, so much the better—but you keep working anyway.
    (Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Letter, June 16, 1876, to V. L. King. Turgenev: Letters, ed. David Lowe (1983).)
  • 46.
    ... idleness is an evil. I don't think man can maintain his balance or sanity in idleness. Human beings must work to create some coherence. You do it only through work and through love. And you can only count on work.
    (Barbara Terwilliger (b. c. 1940), U.S. unemployed woman. As quoted in Working, book 7, by Studs Terkel (1973). A single woman with an independent income, she was not working. In her younger years, she had held various jobs.)
  • 47.
    While grandma looks forward to special moments with her grandchild, she must now schedule those moments in between her other engagements, like working, working out, and being worked over (nails and hair).
    (Paula Linden (20th century), U.S. author, and Susan Gross (20th century), U.S. author. Taking Care of Mommy (1983).)
    More quotations from: Paula Linden, hair
  • 48.
    ... to work, to work hard, to see work steadily, and see it whole, was the way to be reputable. I think I always respected a good blacksmith more than a lady of leisure.
    (Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911), U.S. novelist and short story writer. Chapters from a Life, ch. 3 (1897).)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, work
  • 49.
    True works of art contain their own theory and give us the measurement according to which we should judge them.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Letter, November 14, 1808, to Johann Friedrich Cotta.)
    More quotations from: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • 50.
    I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Journal entry, June 29, 1913. Quoted in Journals 1889-1949, André Gide (1951). Also quoted in Gide's Oscar Wilde "In Memoriam" (1910).)
    More quotations from: Oscar Wilde, life
[Hata Bildir]