You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour. If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible. The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
Work quotes by Francois Voltaire
Also aboutInspiration, Wisdom, Lifesense, Vocation, Perseverance, Diligence, Practice, Theory
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest. It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it. Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
Work quotes by Elbert Hubbard
Also aboutInspiration, Achievements, Beauty, Art, Sacrifice, Progress, Reward
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. We work to become, not to acquire. The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination. The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.
Work quotes by Albert Camus
If we have chosen the position in life in which we can most of all work for mankind, no burdens can bow us down, because they are sacrifices for the benefit of all; then we shall experience no petty, limited, selfish joy, but our happiness will belong to millions, our deeds will live on quietly but perpetually at work, and over our ashes will be shed the hot tears of noble people. Karl Marx
(also aboutHappiness, Sacrifice)
Work quotes by Margaret Thatcher
Also aboutSuccess, Perseverance, Result, Inspiration, Conservative, Labor
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. I don't think I've ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn't be ours anymore.
I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labour, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers. Nikola Tesla
(also aboutRules, Labor, Mediocrity)
Work quotes by Henry Ford
Also aboutInspiration, Time, Success, Reason, Difficulties, Joy, Action, Profit, Economics
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. The way to learn to do things is to do things. The way to learn a trade is to work at it. Success teaches how to succeed. Begin with the determination to succeed, and the work is half done already. Where people work longest and with least leisure, they buy the fewest goods. No towns were so poor as those of England where the people, from children up, worked fifteen and sixteen hours a day. They were poor because these overworked people soon wore out - they became less and less valuable as workers. Therefore, they earned less and less and could buy less and less.
Money is a good thing and it's obviously useful, but to work only for money or fame would never interest me. The dynamic between two individuals starts off with everything warm and nice and fabulous and good. Working and living together can serve you quite well, but when it starts to go wrong - oh, boy!
Work quotes by Tiger Woods
Also aboutVocation, Job, Willingness, Inspiration, Motivation, Perseverance
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love. I wake up every day and I can't wait to go to work, and that's a gift. Not too many people have the opportunity to feel that way. Younger guys now are all working out, and you find that if everyone's doing it and you're not doing it, you're going to be left behind.
Work quotes by Enzo Ferrari
Also aboutLifesense, Death, Rest, Interest, Vacation, Professionalism, Teamwork, Collaboration
One must keep working continuously; otherwise, one thinks of death. I have never gone on a real trip, never taken a holiday. The best holiday for me is spent in my workshops when nearly everybody else is on vacation. What we do at Ferrari is elite work. There are superb designers working today, but the basic idea, the working out of that idea, the construction of the machine, the finishing of a new idea, is always the work of a team. It is a compendium. A collaborative effort.
The thought that all experience will be lost at the moment of my death makes me feel pain and fear... What a waste, decades spent building up experience, only to throw it all away... We remedy this sadness by working. For example, by writing, painting, or building cities. I like nicotine because it excites my brain and helps me work.
Work quotes by Muhammad Ali
Also aboutInspiration, Success, Motivation, Perseverance, Excellence, Belief, Faith, Fitness
I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others. I don't count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.
Work quotes by Richard Branson
Also aboutBusiness, Fun, Creativity, Entertainment, Wisdom, Life, Leisure, Inspiration, Pleasure, Job
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living. Throwing yourself into a job you enjoy is one of the life's greatest pleasures! Some 80% of your life is spent working. You want to have fun at home; why shouldn’t you have fun at work? Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you. There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.
I'm not a good time-off person. I'm awful on holiday. It comes from having that period when I didn't work. That really was the worst bit. It wasn't not being famous any more, or even not being a recording artist. It was having nobody who needed me, no phones ringing, nothing to do. Because I'm still too young to do nothing. I was only 24 when all that happened. Now, at 40, I feel I've got more to give than I ever have.
Work quotes by Oprah Winfrey
Also aboutValue, Integrity, Vocation, Individuality, Inspiration, Success, Ambition, Willingness
Work quotes by Sergey Bubka
Also aboutSports, Practice, Perseverance, Excellence, Inspiration, Vocation
You need to work very hard, you have to spend a lot of time practicing your sport - six to seven hours daily. The strategy of my coach and me was that we looked at pictures of all the best pole vaulters from around the world, and we took the best parts from them, and we created a person that had never existed. We then started to work toward being such a person. I think that, generally, you need to live with your sport 24 hours a day.
A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness. One can live magnificently in this world if one knows how to work and how to love.
Before I became a writer, I was running a jazz bar in the center of Tokyo, which means that I worked in filthy air all the time late into the night. I was very excited when I started making a living out of my writing, and I decided, "I will live in nothing but an absolutely healthy way." Haruki Murakami
(also aboutBusiness, Health, Decisions, Profit)
Work quotes by Charles Baudelaire
Also aboutStartup, Doubt, Hesitation, Inspiration, Motivation, Time, Pleasure, Choice
There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start. Inspiration comes of working every day. It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station...
Work quotes by Gustave Flaubert
Also aboutAdvice, Vocation, Originality, Consolation, Criticism, Public Opinion, Judgement, Love, Achievements, Art
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly. You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it. The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest. The public wants work which flatters its illusions. Better to work for yourself alone. You do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn’t that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire?
I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else. Sean Bean