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Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. 
The secret of getting things done is to act!
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right.
A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it. 
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
ZEAL: A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.
Hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing whatever to do.
VACATION: Time off to remind employees that the business can get along without them.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.
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.
It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?
Do not believe that it is very much of an advance to do the unnecessary three times as fast.
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