Quotations About / On: WORK

  • 61.
    Life ends but works never. Because work binds so we come again and again and thus life repeats. Liberation means freedom from bondage of works.
    (work)
    More quotations from: Ramakrushna Sahu
  • 62.
    Think well before you plan to work. Judge well before you start the work. Do well when you begin the work. Finish well and wait. Result will come automatically.
    (work and result)
    More quotations from: Kumarmani Mahakul
  • 63.
    The woman and the genius do not work. Up to now, woman has been mankind's supreme luxury. In all those moments when we do our best, we do not work. Work is merely a means to these moments.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 188, selection 5[1], number 11, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
    More quotations from: Friedrich Nietzsche, work, woman
  • 64.
    As for work, without it, without painstaking work, any writer or artist definitely remains a dilettante; there's no point in waiting for so-called blissful moments, for inspiration; if it comes, so much the better—but you keep working anyway.
    (Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Letter, June 16, 1876, to V. L. King. Turgenev: Letters, ed. David Lowe (1983).)
  • 65.
    ... idleness is an evil. I don't think man can maintain his balance or sanity in idleness. Human beings must work to create some coherence. You do it only through work and through love. And you can only count on work.
    (Barbara Terwilliger (b. c. 1940), U.S. unemployed woman. As quoted in Working, book 7, by Studs Terkel (1973). A single woman with an independent income, she was not working. In her younger years, she had held various jobs.)
  • 66.
    ... to work, to work hard, to see work steadily, and see it whole, was the way to be reputable. I think I always respected a good blacksmith more than a lady of leisure.
    (Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911), U.S. novelist and short story writer. Chapters from a Life, ch. 3 (1897).)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, work
  • 67.
    The pleasantest part of work is having done it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, work
  • 68.
    One way or another we all work for our vice.
    (Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).)
    More quotations from: Ben Maddow, work
  • 69.
    A work of art is an echo chamber which repeats what people say about it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, work, people
  • 70.
    Self-reform is the only kind that works.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley
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