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Work Ethic Quotes

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I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

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From my parents, I learned a very strong work ethic,
and all of my brothers and sisters all worked from
the earliest days of life right through to the present time.
- George J. Mitchell

I guess maybe another gift I have is a great work ethic.
- Vince McMahon

There was no way we'd ever get spoiled.
Daddy made sure to instill in us a work ethic.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

 

Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age.
It's about work ethic.
Winning never gets old.
- Lisa Leslie

They see a work ethic in both of us.
But, they also see that my husband is more in control of his future,
and I am more reliant on other sources for my career.
- Jami Gertz

I suspect that American workers have come to lack a work ethic.
They do not live by the sweat of their brow.
- Kiichi Miyazawa

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The American work ethic is something to be admired.
Our workforce, regardless of position,
works hard to produce the best product and serve customers
to the best of their ability.
- Leonard Boswell

Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the
legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables,
preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.
- James H. Douglas

I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress.
But it's inspiring.
You learn so much that other people don't get to learn until later on.
My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic.
- Natasha Richardson

I suppose all of us - we have the old Protestant work
ethic of feeling guilty when you're not working,
and getting a buzz from feeling like you're really busy.
That's the reason to sort of carry on.
- Jonny Greenwood

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."
- Barbara Ehrenreich

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- The Buddha

Work out your own salvation.
Do not depend on others.
- The Buddha

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

The WORK
1.Is it true?
2.Can you absolutely know that it's true?
3.How do you react when you think that thought?
4.Who would you be without the thought?
- Byron Katie

We work to become, not to acquire.
- Elbert Hubbard

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately
degenerate into hard work.
- Peter Drucker

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn
enough money so that you won't have to work.
- Ogden Nash

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

It's work only if I say it's work,
but it's play if I say it's fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having,
except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington

When nature has work to be done,
she creates a genius to do it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.
- Henry David Thoreau

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done,
and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.
- Ann Richards

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
- Al Capp

Any man today who returns from work,
sinks into a chair,
and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
- Bill Cosby

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
- Pablo Picasso

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The more I want to get something done,
the less I call it work.
- Richard Bach

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu


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