Quotations About / On:
Evil is something you recognise immediately you see it: it works through charm.
(Brian Masters (b. 1939), British author. Daily Telegraph (London, May 31, 1991).)
Dilettantes appreciate the work, professors the master at the same time.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1836).)
Working cuts down on both folly and wisdom.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
... whoever believes anything esteems that it is a work of charity to persuade another of it.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist and philosopher. "Of Cripples," Complete Essays of Montaigne, trans. by Donald M. Frame (1965).)
I am invigorated by work, wasted by pleasure.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day.
(Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 5, sc. 2, Gallimard (1951).)
When I quit working, I lost all sense of identity in about fifteen minutes.
(Paige Rense (b. 1929), U.S. author and editor. As quoted in the New York Times, p. 37 (February 21, 1994).
The writer and Architectural Digest editor was recalling her brief period of being a housewife.)
As information technology restructures the work situation, it abstracts thought from action.
(Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, ch. 2 (1988).)
Let us work without theorizing, 'tis the only way to make life endurable.
(Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. Martin, in Candide, ch. 30 (1759).)
Our work ... is to present things that are as they are.
(Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250), Italian (Sicilian) Holy Roman Emperor. De Arte Venandi cum Avibus (1244-1250).
Prologue to Frederick's work on falconry.)