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Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.

Author: James Allen (1864-1912)

Profession: British-born American Essayist, Author of ''As a Man Thinketh''

Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater.

Author: Maya Angelou (1928)

Profession: African-American poet, Writer, Performer

Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.

Author: Brooks Atkinson (1894-1984)

Profession: American Journalist, Drama Critic

A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it: they must not do too much of it: and they must have a sense of success in it --not a doubtful sense, such as needs some testimony of others for its confirmation, but a sure sense, or rather knowledge, that so much work has been done well, and fruitfully done, whatever the world may say or think about it.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.

Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Profession: British Novelist

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.

Author: Colleen C. Barrett


Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.

Author: Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965)

Profession: American Financier

What is the good of being a genius if you cannot use it as an excuse for being unemployed?

Author: Gerald Barzan


Inspiration comes of working every day.

Author: Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

Profession: French Poet

In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Work is not a curse, but drudgery is!

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Author: Robert Benchley (1889-1945)

Profession: American Humorist, Critic, Parodist

What is work and what is not work are questions that perplex the wisest of men.

Author: Bhagavad Gita

Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

I must work the work of him that sent me while it is day; for the night comet when no man can work.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian