Quotes about Work

"The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975).


"It is easier to do a job right than explain why you didn't."

Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was the eighth President of the United States (1837–1841).


"Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence."

Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990) was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.


"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today."

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.


"The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one."

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854– 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his many epigrams, his plays which are still revived, and the tragedy of his imprisonment and early death.


"The world is full of willing people: some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."

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.


"If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements."

Mason Cooley (1927 – July 25, 2002) was an American aphorist known for his witty aphorisms.