Saturday, March 31, 2007


‘All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.’ ~ Aristotle

‘We must cultivate our garden.’ ~ Voltaire

‘Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.’ ~ Oliver Goldsmith

‘There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.’ ~Thoreau

‘I do not like work even when someone else does it.’ ~ Mark Twain

‘Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.’ ~ James Matthew Barrie

‘To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.’ ~ John Dewey

‘I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.’ ~ Jerome K. Jerome

‘The labor of a human being is not a commodity or article of commerce. You can’t weigh the soul of a man with a bar of pig-iron.’ ~ Samuel Gompers

‘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.’ ~ William Faulkner

‘To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.’ ~ Pearl S Buck

‘Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.’ ~ Elbert Hubbard

‘What is the good of being a genius if you cannot use it as an excuse for being unemployed?’ ~ Gerald Barzan

‘If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.’ ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

‘Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.’ ~ Margaret Fuller

‘Life is just a dirty four-letter word: W-O-R-K.’ ~ J. P. Mcevoy

‘No man ever said on his deathbed, “I wish I had spent more time at the office.”’ ~ Senator Paul Tsongas

‘The intellectual equipment needed for the job of the future is an ability to define problems, quickly assimilate relevant data, conceptualize and reorganize the information, make deductive and inductive leaps with it, ask hard questions about it, discuss findings with colleagues, work collaboratively to find solutions and then convince others.’ ~ Robert B. Reich

‘Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’


Amiya said...

Good Work