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Quotations About / On: WORK

  • 21.
    Policy is the people you work with.
    (William Gaskill (b. 1930), British stage director. Times (London, September 6, 1989). Said of his job as theater director.)
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  • 22.
    Work at first rescues us, then ravages us.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 23.
    Grandiosity lessens as work proceeds.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 24.
    Work elevates, idleness degrades.
    (Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824-1899), U.S. author. Sensible Etiquette of the Best Society Customs, Manners, Morals, and Home Culture, Compiled from the Best Authorities, ch. 16 (1878).)
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  • 25.
    Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Brassbound, in Captain Brassbound's Conversion, act 3.)
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  • 26.
    Every work of art changes its predecessors.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 27.
    Faith is synonymous with working hypothesis.
    (William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published in Princeton Review (1882). "The Sentiment of Rationality," repr. In Essays in Pragmatism, Hafner Publishing (1948).)
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  • 28.
    Sensuality takes planning and work.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 29.
    Work to me is a sacred thing.
    (Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), U.S. photographer. Portrait of Myself, ch. 30 (1963). An important photographer, she was known chiefly for her Life magazine work. She continued to work after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which eventually killed her.)
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  • 30.
    Let's go to work.
    (Quentin Tarantino (b. 1963), U.S. filmmaker. Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney), in Reservoir Dogs (film) (1992). The words also appeared as the advertising slogan on original posters of the film on release.)
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