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In the sweat of thy brow shall you eat your bread.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave whither thou goest. [Ecclesiastes 9:10]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Never work before breakfast. If you have to work before breakfast, get your breakfast first.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

To each man is reserved a work which he alone can do.

Author: Susan Blow (1843)

Profession: American Educator, Established 1st Successful Public Kindergarten in US

The way to push things through to a finish effectively must be learned.

Author: William Frederick Book

Profession:

A man must drive his energy, not be driven by it.

Author: William Frederick Book

Profession:

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.

Author: Michael Bridge

Profession:

After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if you are bound to fake one of them, it had better be life.

Author: Joseph Brodsky (1940)

Profession: Russian-born American Poet, Critic

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.

Author: Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

We have too many people who live without working, and we have altogether too many who work without living.

Author: Dean Charles R. Brown

Profession:

Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor's done.

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Profession: British Poet

Poor workers! First they're cuckolded, and, as if that weren't enough, then they're beaten! Work's a curse, Saturno. I say to hell with the work you have to do to earn a living! That kind of work does us no honor; all it does is fill up the bellies of the pigs who exploit us. But the work you do because you like to do it, because you've heard the call, you've got a vocation --that's ennobling! We should all be able to work like that. Look at me, Saturno --I don't work. And I don't care if they hang me, I won't work! Yet I'm alive! I may live badly, but at least I don't have to work to do it!

Author: Luis Bunuel (1900-1983)

Profession: Spanish Film Director

Beauty is also to be found in a day's work.

Author: Mamie Sypert Burns

Profession:

Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist