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Work Quotes

Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400)

Profession: British Poet

The more one works, the more willing one is to work.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead.

Author: St. John Chrysosatom (345-407)

Profession: Patriarch of Constantinople

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

Author: John Cleese (1939)

Profession: British Comic Actor, Writer

Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity. In what we call art, it's one of the most desirable characteristics of a piece of work.

Author: Leonard Cohen (1934)

Profession: Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer

Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

I don't like work... but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself. Your own reality -- for yourself, not for others -- which no other man can ever know.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.

Author: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Profession: Thirtieth President of the USA

Work is more fun than fun.

Author: Noel Coward (1899-1973)

Profession: British Writer

It is better to wear out than to rust out.

Author: Richard Cumberland (1631-1718)

Profession: British Philosopher, Theologian

I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.

Author: Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

Profession: American Lawyer

I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.

Author: Bette Davis (1908-1989)

Profession: American Actress, Producer

To fulfill a dream to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

Author: Bette Davis (1908-1989)

Profession: American Actress, Producer

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.

Author: Fyodor Dostoevski (1821-1881)

Profession: Russian Novelist