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Quotations on Work and Workers

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I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they go by.

~ Douglas Adams

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first is unpleasant and ill-paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.

~ Bertrand Russell

Every labourer is a father, his labour is his child. Choose your project carefully and acheive it worthily.

~ Ras Tafari

If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing.

~ Homer Simpson

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.

~ James Matthew Barrie

All happiness depends on courage and work.

~ Honoré de Balzac

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

~ Alexander Graham Bell

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

~ George Sand

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