Quotations About / On: WORK

  • 1.
    Work, work, work, is the main thing.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to John M. Brockman, Sep. 25, 1860. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 4, p. 121, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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  • 2.
    While grandma looks forward to special moments with her grandchild, she must now schedule those moments in between her other engagements, like working, working out, and being worked over (nails and hair).
    (Paula Linden (20th century), U.S. author, and Susan Gross (20th century), U.S. author. Taking Care of Mommy (1983).)
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  • 3.
    I work hard in social work, public relations, and raising the Grimaldi heirs.
    (Princess Grace (1929-1982), Monacan princess; born in America. As quoted in People magazine, p. 97 (July 26, 1993). The former Grace Kelly was explaining that, though in 1956 she had abandoned her American movie career in order to marry Prince Rainier of Monaco, she was still a worker. The couple had three children.)
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  • 4.
    One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. "Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young," Chameleon (London, Dec. 1894).)
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  • 5.
    We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Produced by the New Playwrights Theatre in New York in the spring of 1929. Strikers in Airways, Inc. Act 2, Three Plays, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934).)
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  • 6.
    ... to deprive an unborn baby the right to live is to counteract God's work. To counteract God's work is to rebel against His authority.
    (From my mini-sermon for Intermediate Sunday School class entitled 'Man: The Most Special Creation Of God.' It's an argument against pro-choicers.)
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  • 7.
    To make Democracy work, you need an aristocratic democracy. To make Aristocracy work, you need a democratic aristocracy.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Tarleton, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
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  • 8.
    Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 24 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
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  • 9.
    ... no writing is a waste of time,—no creative work where the feelings, the imagination, the intelligence must work.
    (Brenda Ueland (1891-1985), U.S. author and writing teacher. If You Want to Write, 2nd. ed., ch. 2 (1938).)
  • 10.
    Know that it is good to work. Work with love and think of liking it when you do it.
    (Brenda Ueland (1891-1985), U.S. author and writing teacher. If You Want to Write, 2nd. ed., ch. 18 (1938).)
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