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                         QUOTES ABOUT WORK
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When the bosses talk about improving productivity, they are never
talking about themselves.

Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
-George Burns (1896-1996)

In most corporations, "Human Resources" is neither human nor
resourceful.

Phases of a Project:
1 -- Exultation
2 -- Disenchantment
3 -- Search for the Guilty
4 -- Punishment of the Innocent
5 -- Praise for the Uninvolved 

My job is secure. No one else wants it.

I no longer need to punish, deceive or compromise myself. Unless of
course I want to stay employed.

A poor fit between your passions and your work may be more
detrimental than a poor fit between the demands of your job and your
current abilities. -Robert K. Cooper

A work desk is a garbage can with drawers.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy - and Jill a rich widow.
-Evan Esar 

Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some
of it for tomorrow. 

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his
hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands
and his brain and his heart is an artist. -Louis Nizer

The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but
what he becomes by it. -John Ruskin

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do 
the work of one extraordinary man. -Elbert Hubbard

If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?

Even a mosquito doesn't get a slap on the back until it starts to work.

Life at work is like a tree full of monkeys, all on different limbs
at different levels. The monkeys on top look down and see a tree full
of smiling faces. The monkeys on the bottom look up and see nothing but
assholes. 

Hlade's Law: If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy person -
they will find an easier way to do it.

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. -Henry J. Kaiser

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people
worry than work. -Robert Frost

Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be
promoted.

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my
axe. -Abraham Lincoln

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. -William Bennett

The end crowns the work.

Definition of a competitive salary:
We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.

If a job is worth doing, itís worth doing well.

Many hands make light work.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your
work. -Mary Lauretta

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. -Thomas A. Edison

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only
with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at
the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
-Kahlil Gibran

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.
Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do
the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of
themselves. -Dale Carnegie

People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you
did it. -Howard W. Newton

People who never do any more than they get paid for never get paid for
any more than they do. -Albert Hubbard

Mankind's worst enemy is fear of work.

The hardest work in the world is that which should have been done
yesterday.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls
and looks like work. -Thomas Edison

"If you don't have the time to do it right, where do you think
you're going to find the time to do it over?"

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt,
and dance like there's nobody watching.

Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your
life. -Confucius

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing
without the work.

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your
work with excellence.

People are not the best because they work hard, they work hard because
they are the best.

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