Quotes about Work

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.


"Asked what he would do if he did retire. Mr. Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Ltd., responded 'die pretty quickly'."

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"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt."

Henry John Kaiser (May 9, 1882 – August 24, 1967) was an American industrialist who became known as the father of modern American shipbuilding.


"Unless we learn to do our duty to those whom we employ, they will never learn to do their duty to us."

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was the most popular British novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.


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One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, socialist, pacifist, and social critic.


"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.


"Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to. "

Harry Emerson Fosdick (May 24, 1878-October 5, 1969) was an American clergyman.


"Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work."

Robert Orben (born March 4, 1927) is an American magician and professional comedy writer.


"Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best."

Theodore Isaac Rubin (born April 11, 1923) is an American psychiatrist and author.


"If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience,console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them."

Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru.