Work and Laziness

"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you pay people not to work and tax them when they do, don't be surprised if you get unemployment."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The only thing you get in life without effort is dandruff."

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another."

Anatol France
Anatol France "The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Impossible is a word found only in the dictionary of fools."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Anything in life worth having is worth working for!"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A retired husband is a wife's full time job."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work."

Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Letty Cottin Pogrebin "Family and Politics"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Some people hate waking up and getting out of bed. I enjoy it. I do it three or four times a day."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Management is nothing more than motivating other people."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Real happiness lies in the completion of work using your own brains and skills."

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In doing nothing men learn to do evil."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Ideas are funny things - they don't work unless you do."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Happiness consists of three things: someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There are three ways to obtain wealth: inheritance, luck, and hard work. None is guaranteed, but you have no influence over the first two."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"God give me work, till my life shall end.
And life, till my work is done."

 Winifred Holtby`s epitaph
Winifred Holtby`s epitaph

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do."

R. G. Collingwood
R. G. Collingwood "Speculum Mentis"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Age to me means nothing. I can't get old; I'm working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you're working, you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To create a little flower is the labor of ages."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Help yourself and God will help you."

Rating: 4.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Give a man a fish and he won't starve for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he won't starve for his entire life."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Choose a job you like and you will never have to work a day of your life."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is not work that kills, but worry."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Diligence is the mother of success."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"An idle brain is the devil's workshop."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Folks who never do any more than they are paid for will never get paid for any more than they do."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nature repairs her ravages, - repairs them with her sunshine, and with human labor."

George Eliot
George Eliot "The Mill on the Floss"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)