110 Top-Notch Quotes about Work

"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance ? ."

Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist.

"Who will not suffer labor in this world, let him not be born."

John Florio (1553–1625) known in Italian as Giovanni Florio, was a linguist and lexicographer, a royal language tutor at the Court of James I, and a possible friend and influence on William Shakespeare. He was also the translator of Montaigne into English.

"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work."

Harry Lewis Golden (May 6, 1902–October 2, 1981) was an American Jewish writer and newspaper publisher. He was born Herschel Goldhirsch in the shtetl Mikulintsy, Ukraine, then part of Austria-Hungary.

"Death holds no fear for me. It has a kind of beauty. What I am afraid of is falling ill and not being able to work. That's a waste of time."

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish-born painter, draughtsman, and sculptor who lived most of his adult life in France. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work.

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in work."

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics.

"View continuous learning -not perfection- as the goal of work."

Mary H. Jacobsen (-) Hand me Down Dreams

"Getting fired is nature's way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place."

Han Lancaster (-) Wallstreet Journal.

"Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it."

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist.

"People forget how fast you did a job- but they remember how well you did it."

Howard Newton (born 16 March 1982) is an international footballer from Guyana who plays club football in England for Staines Town.

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else."

Sir James Matthew Barrie (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.