Quotes about Work

"In any great organiszation it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone."

John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006) was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian and an institutionalist, A leading proponent of 20th-century political liberalism.


"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."

Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists.


"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.


"Every noble work is at first impossible."

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era.


"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.


"Find a job you like and you add five days to every week."

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (-) is an American author best-known for his book Life's Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller.


"Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still ?"

Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an American industrialist who lived his last 24 years in the United Kingdom. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American. At his death, he was worth more than $2 billion.


"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."

Samuel James Ewing (born April 9, 1949) is a former baseball player for the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays.


"Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else."

George Stanley Halas, Sr. (February 2, 1895 – October 31, 1983) nicknamed "Papa Bear" and "Mr. Everything", was a player, coach, inventor, jurist, producer, philanthropist, philatelist, owner and pioneer in professional American football and the iconic longtime leader of the NFL's Chicago Bears.


"Nothing will work unless you do."

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson (April 4, 1928) is an American autobiographer and poet who has been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M. Braxton.