Work phrases: aphorisms, quotes

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Collection of phrases at work, funny aphorisms and famous quotes on one of the activities that can better than mankind offer dignity and fulfillment in life.


Quotes about work

- Work ennobles man. But above all it weakens him. (Wystan Hugh Auden)

- Work is a fundamental element for a person's dignity. To use an image, work anoints us with dignity, fills us with dignity; work gives you the ability to maintain yourself, your family, to contribute to the growth of your country. (Pope francesco)


- We can live a wonderful life in the world if we know how to work and love, work for those we love and love what we work for. (Lev Tolstoj)

- An ecclesiastic is one who feels called to live without working at the expense of the wretched who work to live. (Voltaire)

- There were three of us and we worked as one man. That is, two of us always lounged. (Groucho Marx)


- A vocation means having one's passion by profession. (Stendhal)

- Pray as if everything depended on God. Work as if everything depended on you. (Saint Ignatius Of Loyola)

- The work reveals the character of the people: some pull their sleeves, some turn off and some still don't show up. (Sam Ewing)


- We know that work has always sweetened life: the fact is that not everyone likes sweets. (Victor Hugo)

- Work is a duty and a man must not receive a salary in proportion to what he produces, but in proportion to his virtue which is expressed in zeal. (Bertrand Russell)

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- Work is the refuge of those who have nothing better to do. (Oscar Wilde)

- The executive ability consists in deciding quickly and finding someone else to do their job. (Earl Nightingale)

- It has happened so in all the epochs of the world that some have worked and others have, without work, enjoyed a large part of the fruits. This is wrong, and must not continue. (Abraham Lincoln)

- In free, creative, participatory and supportive work, the human being expresses and increases the dignity of his life. (Pope francesco)

- In a hierarchy, each member tends to reach his or her level of incompetence. (Arthur Bloch)

- Already being there is eighty percent of the work. (Woody Allen)

- The beginning is the most important part of the job. (Plato)


- The only way to do a great job is to love what you do. (Steve Jobs)

- Work is the opium of the people and I don't want to die drugged. (Boris Vian)

- The more I like to do something, the less I call it work. (Richard Bach)

- Work consists of whatever the body is forced to do ... Playing consists of anything the body is not forced to do. (Mark Twain)

Work aphorisms

- Work makes days prosperous, wine makes Sundays happy. (Charles Pierre Baudelaire)

- By working hard eight hours a day you could become the boss and work twelve hours a day. (Robert Frost)


- There is no simple job that cannot be done wrong. (Arthur Bloch)

- Communism does not deprive anyone of the power to appropriate social products; it only takes away the power to subjugate the work of others through this appropriation. (Karl Marx)

- Those who have a job work too much, while others starve without wages. (Bertrand Russell)

- The Italian does not work, he struggles. (Leo Longanesi)

- An employee goes to the boss to ask for a salary increase, saying: "I do the job of three people here." And the boss replies: "Give me the name of the other two who will fire them." (Milton Berle)

- Nowadays, the worst part of the job is what happens to people when they stop working. (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

- Pleasure in work adds perfection to the task we do. (Aristotle)

- Not everyone works in an office, including those who work in an office. (Jim Davidson)

- I told my dentist that ten dollars to remove a tooth was a lot. After all, it's only five minutes of work. So he slowly removed my tooth. (Jack Klugman)

- Laziness may sound attractive, but work gives you satisfaction. (Anne Frank)

- Whenever asked if you can do a job, answer: Of course I can! Then get busy and find out how to do it. (Teddy Roosevelt)

- Great occasions are missed by most people because they are dressed in overalls and look like work. (Thomas Edison)


- Public offices are those places where employees who arrive late meet employees who leave early. (Georges Courteline)

- The most important things to be happy in this life are having something to do, something to love and something to hope for. (Joseph Addison)

- Love, work and knowledge are the source of our life. They should also rule it. (Wilhelm Reich)

- One of the symptoms of the arrival of a nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is tremendously important. If I were a doctor, I would prescribe a vacation to all patients who consider their work important. (Bertrand Russell)

- The brain is an extraordinary organ; start working from the moment you wake up in the morning and don't stop until you enter the office. (Robert Frost)

- It is the work that never starts what takes the longest time to finish. (J.R.R.Tolkien)

- If you are not in love with what you are doing, don't do it; look for what you love. (Ray Bradbury)

Phrases about work

- Profit is the natural consequence of a job well done. (Henry Ford)

- Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to make a living with it. (Albert Einstein)

- Recession is when your neighbor loses his job; depression is when you lose it. (Harry S. Truman)

- I was working in the employment office. When they fired me I had to come back the next day: I came to hate that job. (Wally Wang)

- The best of living is in a job you like and in a happy love. (Umberto Saba)


- The best hobby is the one that distracts us most from our main occupation. (Charlotte Rampling)

- The purpose of the job is to earn free time. (Aristotle)

- All the biggest beasts happen in the morning: the man should only wake up when the office hours are over. (Karl Kraus)

- The world is full of willing people: someone eager to work, the rest eager to let others do it. (Robert Frost)

- Be wary when a man's job becomes more important than his goals, when the man disappears behind his duties. (John Harington)

- Work is like a pole: it has two ends. If you work for someone who understands it, you give it qualities, but if you do it for a fool, just content the eye. (Aleksandr Isaevic Solzhenitsyn)

- I discovered something that does the work of 10 men. Ten women! (Tony Randall)

- In a new job, you have to guess whether to be well seen, you have to work hard or do nothing. (Jean Josipovici)

- Get happiness from your job or you may never know what happiness is. (Elbert Green Hubbard)

- So I became a journalist. I hated doing it but I couldn't find an honest job. (Mark Twain)

- I don't like work even if someone else does it. (Mark Twain)

- I like work, it fascinates me. I could sit there for hours watching it. (Jerome K. Jerome)


- If you believe in what you are doing, then don't let anything distract you from your work. Much of the best work in the world has been done against impossible evidence. The trick is to do the job. (Dale Carnegie)

- The longer the title, the less important the job. (George Mcgovern)

- The most delicious thing is not having nothing to do: it is having something to do and not doing it. (Marcel Achard)

- Moderate work strengthens the spirit; and weakens it when it is excessive: just as moderate water feeds the plants and too much drowns them. (Plutarch)

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