Meaningful Quotes about Work
I doubt if hard work, steadily and regularly carried on, ever yet hurt anybody.—Lord Stanley.
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you could hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction.—Beecher.
Get work. Be sure it is better than what you work to get.—Mrs. Browning.
No man is happier than he who loves and fulfills that particular work for the world which falls to his share. Even though the full understanding of his work, and of its ultimate value, may not be present with him; if he but love it—always assuming that his conscience approves—it brings an abounding satisfaction.—Leo W. Grindon.
Nothing is impossible to industry.—Periander.
In work consists the true pride of life; grounded in active employment, though early ardor may abate, it never degenerates into indifference, and age lives in perennial youth. Life is a weariness only to the idle, or where the soul is empty.—Leo W. Grindon.
No man is born into the world whose work is not born with him. There is always work, and tools to work withal, for those who will; and blessed are the horny hands of toil.—Lowell.
Women are certainly more happy in this than we men: their employments occupy a smaller portion of their thoughts, and the earnest longing of the heart, the beautiful inner life of the fancy, always commands the greater part.—Schleiermacher.
On bravely through the sunshine and the showers!
Time hath his work to do, and we have ours.
We enjoy ourselves only in our work, our doing; and our best doing is our best enjoyment.—Jacobi.
The modern majesty consists in work. What a man can do is his greatest ornament, and he always consults his dignity by doing it.—Carlyle.
Work, according to my feeling, is as much of a necessity to man as eating and sleeping. Even those who do nothing which to a sensible man can be called work, still imagine that they are doing something. The world possesses not a man who is an idler in his own eyes.—Wilhelm von Humboldt.