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A man's work

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison

A man's work
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Albert Camus

Abominate work
Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.
Aldous Huxley

Be regular and orderly
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Gustave Flaubert

Choosing a job
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius

Depend upon a profession
To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.
Virginia Woolf

Dignity and importance
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

For love
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
Henry David Thoreau

Hard work
There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas A. Edison

I believe in work
I believe in work. If somebody doesn't create something, however small it may be, he gets sick. An awful lot of people feel that they're treading water -- that if they vanished in smoke, it wouldn't mean anything at all in this world. And that's a despairing and destructive feeling. It'll kill you.
Arthur Miller

I never did a day's work
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Thomas A. Edison

In a devout manner
A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.
Thomas Carlyle

Key to happiness
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
John Dewey

Labor
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Labor
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Abraham Lincoln

Love made visible
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Khalil Gibran

Made for some particular work
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
Rumi

Pray and work
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Saint Augustine

Precious
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
Helen Keller

Small tasks
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Helen Keller

The beginning
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato

The working man
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Benjamin Franklin

Unite
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
Karl Marx

What a chance!
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

What to put first?
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
T. S. Eliot

Willing to work
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
Thomas Carlyle

Without work
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus

Your work
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

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