Work

 

Thomas A. Edison

“There is no substitute for hard work.”
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Genesis 3:19
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.”
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Thomas Carlyle
“He that can work is a born king of something.”
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Jean de la Fontaine
“By the work one knows the workman.”
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Author Unknown
“In Grandpa's day the tranquilizer was called work.”
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H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Find a job you love and you'll add 5 days to every week.”
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Hesiod
“If you only keep adding little by little, it will soon become a big heap.”
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Thomas Fuller
“All things are difficult before they are easy.”
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Philippians 3:14
“I press toward the mark for the prize…”
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Author Unknown
“The best way to kill time is to work it to death.”
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Thomas Carlyle
“Every noble work is at first impossible.”
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Thomas A. Edison
“Great ideas originate in the muscles.”
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Author Unknown
“If the devil find a man idle, he’ll set him to work.”
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Anne Frank
“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”
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Horace
“Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.”
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Booker T. Washington
“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”
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Author Unknown
“The mind is less likely to grow old when it is working.”
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1 Corinthians 22:16
“Arise therefore, and be doing, and the Lord be with thee.”
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Vince Lombardi
“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
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Harry Golden
“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”
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Arnold J. Toynbee
“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”
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Author Unknown
“Things that are most important are often the hardest to do.”
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George Halas
“Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.”
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Maya Angelou
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“Without labor there is neither wealth, nor comfort, nor progress.
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Richard L. Evans
"Someone has to do everything that is done."
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Leonardo Da Vinci
"Thou, Oh God, doth sell us all good things at the price of labor."
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Author Unknown
“You won’t leave many footprints in the sand if you are sitting.”
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Thomas A. Edison
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”
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Author Unknown
“We must choose between idleness with misery are work with happiness.”
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Voltaire
“Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.”
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Bill Cosby
“There's no labor a man can do that's undignified, if he does it right.”
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Henry Ford
“Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.”
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Author Unknown
“ Following the path of least resistance makes both rivers and men crooked.”
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Thomas A. Edison
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
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Pearl S. Buck
“To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.”
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George Sand
“Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.”
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Charles Baudelaire
“Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.”
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Fairlane
“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.”
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Elbert Hubbard
“If you want a work well done, select a busy man: the other kind has no time.”
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Franklin P. Jones
“Most people like hard work, particularly when they're paying for it.”
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Thomas Carlyle
“Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind.”
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Jim Fox
"Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life."
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Daniel H. Wells
"I find that the more I do the more ability the Almighty gives me."
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Author Unknown
"The great end of life is not knowledge but action."
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Leonardo Da Vinci
“Thou Oh God, doth sell us all good things at the price of labor.”
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Spencer W. Kimball
"It is in the doing that the real blessing comes. Do it! That's our motto."
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Thomas Jefferson
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
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Thomas A. Edison
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety per cent perspiration."
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Orlando Battista
“Work is the best wonder drug ever devised by God.”
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Neal A. Maxwell
“Even if work were not an economic necessity, it is a spiritual necessity.”
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Author Unknown
“Accomplishment is easiest when we work the hardest - it is the hardest when we work the easiest. “
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Randal Wright
“It is not enough to be busy we must be productive. Everyone can account for every hour of the day but that does not mean anything was accomplished of value.
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Author Unknown
“If you were to ask your great grandparents what type tranquilizers they had in their day to help them sleep at night they would probably say work.”
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Thomas Carlyle
"Work is the grand cure for all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind-- honest work, which you intend getting done."
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Francis M. Lyman
“I know of nothing that is so degenerating and so dangerous as idleness, for the brain will seek out mischief.”
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Peter Drucker
“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“Work is the miracle by which talent is brought to the surface and dreams become reality.”
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Ann Landers
“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.”
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Allen Stockdale
"God gave us a world unfinished, so that we might share in the joys and satisfaction of creation."
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Rudger Clawson
"The greater the value of the object desired, the greater the effort required in it attainment."
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Edward Bok
"Find your place and hold it: find your work and do it.  And put everything you've got into it."
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Arthur Conan Doyle
“I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.”
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Dallin Oaks
“…A man is not required to run faster than he is able but it is a requirement to run.”
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Thomas Edison
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
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Sam Ewing
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”
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Henry Ford
“There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”
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Theodore Roosevelt
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
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Author Unknown
“One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”
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George Bernard Shaw
“The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.”
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John Ruskin
“Pleasure comes through toil, and not by self indulgence and indolence. When one gets to love work, his life is a happy one.”
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Thomas Edison
"I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work."
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George Bernard Shaw
"When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work."
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Abigail Van Buren
"If you want your children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders."
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Farrendon
"Satan selects his disciples when they are idle; but Christ chose His when they were busy at their work."
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Michelangelo
"If people knew how hard I have had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem wonderful at all."
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Spencer W. Kimball
Work brings happiness, self-esteem, and prosperity. It is the means of all accomplishment; it is the opposite of idleness.”
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Proverbs 23:21
“The drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags."
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“One of the greatest values . . . is the virtue of honest work. Knowledge without labor is profitless. Knowledge with labor is genius.”
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Booker T. Washington
"No race can prosper until it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem."
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Francis M. Lyman
"I know of nothing that is so degenerating and so dangerous as idleness, for the brain will seek out mischief."
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Gordon B. Hinkley:
"The work of the world is not done by intellectual geniuses. It is done by men of ordinary capacity who use their abilities in an extraordinary manner.”
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Thomas Carlyle
"There is a perennial nobleness and even sacredness in work.  There is always hope in a man who actually and earnestly works.  In idleness alone is the perpetual despair."
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J. Reuben Clark, Jr:
"There is no curse equal to the curse of idleness.  It destroys the man, the group, the people, or the nation who suffer under it.".
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. There must be labor, incessant and constant, if there is to be a harvest.”
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Og Mandino
“The master of a single trade can support a family. The master of seven trades cannot support himself. The wind is never for the sailor who knows not to what port he is bound.”
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Walter R. Courtenay
“God gave man work, not to burden him, but to bless him, and useful work, willingly, cheerfully, effectively done, has always been the finest expression of the human spirit.”
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Author Unknown
“People who just coast along with no oars, sails or engine gloat down the river and the current just carries them down gradually until they come down into the swamps.”
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Sir M. Hale
"Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and end in iron chains.  The more business a man has to do the more he is able to accomplish, for he learns to economize his time."
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John Ruskin
"If you want knowledge, you must toil for it; if food, you must toil for it; and if pleasure, you must toil for it.  Toil is the law.  Pleasure comes through toil, and not by self-indulgence and indolence.  When one gets to love work, his life is a happy one."
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Heber J. Grant
"The Lord is no respector of persons, and will give success to all who work for it. If l can only impress upon the minds of the youth of Zion the eloquence, the inexpressible eloquence of work, I shall feel fully repaid."
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Author Unknown
“Some people get confused and think there is only occupational work. Although that is very important there is also - church work, missionary work, family work, genealogy work, physical work outs etc.”
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Sterling W. Sill
"One who works twice as hard will have four times as much accomplishment. If he works 3 times as hard he will have 9 times as much accomplishment and 9 times more fun in the process."
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“I wish to be up and doing. I wish to face each day with resolution and purpose. I wish to use every waking hour to give encouragement, to bless those whose burdens are heavy, to build faith and strength of testimony.”
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Sterling W. Sill
“When the Lord starts out to make an oak tree, he takes a hundred years to do it in, but he can make a pumpkin in 90 days. More or less life is like that. We must choose whether we desire to become and oak tree or a pumpkin.”
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Marion G. Romney
"It is through our own efforts and decisions that we earn our way in this life. While the Lord will magnify us in both subtle and dramatic ways, he can only guide our footsteps when we move our feet. Ultimately, our own action determine our blessings or lack of them."
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E.L. Magoon
"Existence was given us for action, rather than indolent and aimless contemplation; our worth is determined by the good deeds we do; rather than by the fine emotions we feel. They are greatly mistaken who suppose that God cares for no other pursuit than devotion."
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Charles Kingsley
"Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done whether you like it or not.  Being forced to work and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle will never know."
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“We are all inherently lazy. We would rather play than work. We would rather loaf than work. A little play and a little loafing are good—that is one of the reasons you are here. But it is work that spells the difference in the life of a man or woman. It is stretching our minds and utilizing the skills of our hands that lifts us from the stagnation of mediocrity.”
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Brigham Young
“It is never any benefit to give out and out to man or woman, money, food, clothing or anything else, if they are able-bodied, and can work to earn what they need, when there is anything on earth for them to do. . . . To pursue a contrary course would ruin any community in the world and make them idlers. People trained in this way have no interest in working.
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David Grayson
“Happiness, I have discovered, is nearly always a rebound from hard work. It is one of the follies of men to imagine that they can enjoy mere thought or emotion or sentiment. As well try to eat beauty! For happiness must be tricked! She loves to see men at work. She loves sweat, weariness and self-sacrifice. She will be found not in palaces but lurking in corn fields and factories and hovering over littered desks; she crowns the unconscious head of the busy child. If you look up suddenly from hard work you will see her, but if you look too long she fades sorrowfully away.”
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