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Quotations About / On: WORK

  • 51.
    It is a protest against the way the world has worked.
    (Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson and World Settlement, vol. 1, p. 93. Wilson's explanation of "the poison of Bolshevism" from his remarks to newspapermen aboard the George Washington on his way to Europe.)
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  • 52.
    He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Modern Painters I, pt. 1, sec. 1, ch. 2 (1843).)
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  • 53.
    I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of Myself," sct. 31, Leaves of Grass (1855).)
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  • 54.
    Times of heroism are generally times of terror, but the day never shines in which this element may not work.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Heroism," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 55.
    The day is always his, who works in it with serenity and great aims.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Oration, August 31, 1837, delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "The American Scholar," repr. In Emerson: Essays and Lectures, ed. Joel Porte (1983).)
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  • 56.
    I am not responsible for the successful working of the machinery of society.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Civil Disobedience," originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government" (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 376, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 57.
    True works of art contain their own theory and give us the measurement according to which we should judge them.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Letter, November 14, 1808, to Johann Friedrich Cotta.)
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  • 58.
    I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Journal entry, June 29, 1913. Quoted in Journals 1889-1949, André Gide (1951). Also quoted in Gide's Oscar Wilde "In Memoriam" (1910).)
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  • 59.
    Heroism works in contradiction to the voice of mankind, and in contradiction, for a time, to the voice of the great and the good.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Heroism," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847). Emerson also says "... every heroic act measures itself by its contempt of some external good." See Kierkegaard's essay "Fear and Trembling" for an elaboration of this idea that the hero may be called to undermine common standards of morality.)
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  • 60.
    Every nail driven should be as another rivet in the machine of the universe, you carrying on the work.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 364, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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