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Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Profession: British Author, ''Sherlock Holmes''

Everything must degenerate into work if anything is to happen.

Author: Peter F. Drucker (1909)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author

The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem.

Author: Peter F. Drucker (1909)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author

I don't think anybody yet has invented a pastime that's as much fun, or keeps you as young, as a good job.

Author: Frederick Hudson Ecker

Profession: American Business Executive, Chairman of Metropolitan Life

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an ''ethic.''

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

How do I work? I grope.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade?

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Work and thou canst escape the reward; whether the work be fine or course, planting corn or writing epics, so only it be honest work, done to thine own approbation, it shall earn a reward to the senses as well as to the thought.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Work is victory.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

See only that thou work and thou canst not escape the reward.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

My work is a game -- a very serious game.

Author: M. C. Escher

Profession:

No true work since the world began was ever wasted; no true life since the world began has ever failed. Oh, understand those two perverted word, failure and success and measure them by the eternal, not the earthly, standard. When after thirty obscure, toilsome, unrecorded years in the shop of the village carpenter, one came forth to be pre-eminently the man of sorrows, to wander from city to city in homeless labors, and to expire in lonely agony upon the shameful cross -- was that a failure.

Author: Frederick Farrar (1831-1903)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

One of the saddest things is that the only thing that a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can't eat eight hours a day nor drink for eight hours a day nor make love for eight hours --all you can do for eight hours is work. Which is the reason why man makes himself and everybody else so miserable and unhappy.

Author: William Faulkner (1897-1962)

Profession: American Novelist