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Quotations About / On: WORK

  • 41.
    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).)
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  • 42.
    ... 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).)
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  • 43.
    It is a protest against the way the world has worked.
    (Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson and World Settlement, vol. 1, p. 93. Wilson's explanation of "the poison of Bolshevism" from his remarks to newspapermen aboard the George Washington on his way to Europe.)
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  • 44.
    He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Modern Painters I, pt. 1, sec. 1, ch. 2 (1843).)
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  • 45.
    I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of Myself," sct. 31, Leaves of Grass (1855).)
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  • 46.
    Times of heroism are generally times of terror, but the day never shines in which this element may not work.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Heroism," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 47.
    The day is always his, who works in it with serenity and great aims.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Oration, August 31, 1837, delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "The American Scholar," repr. In Emerson: Essays and Lectures, ed. Joel Porte (1983).)
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  • 48.
    I am not responsible for the successful working of the machinery of society.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Civil Disobedience," originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government" (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 376, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 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.)
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  • 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).)
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