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If You Do Not Feel Yourself Growing In Your Work And Your Life Broadening And Deepening, If Your Task Is Not A Perpetual Tonic To You, You Have Not Found Your Place.
~ Orison Swett Marden
You Learn To Speak By Speaking, To Study By Studying, To Run By Running, To Work By Working And Just So, You Learn To Love By Loving. All Those Who Think To Learn In Any Other Way Deceive Themselves.
~ Saint Francis de Sales
The Policy Of Repression Of Ideas Cannot Work And Never Has Worked.
~ Robert Hutchins
Do All The Work You Can; That Is The Whole Philosophy Of The Good Way Of Life.
~ Eugene Delacroix
A Person Who Can Acquire No Property, Can Have No Other Interest But To Eat As Much, And To Labour As Little As Possible. Whatever Work He Does Beyond What Is Sufficient To Purchase His Own Maintenance Can Be Squeezed Out Of Him By Violence Only, And Not By Any Interest Of His Own.
~ Adam Smith
Gentlemen, You Are Now About To Embark On A Course Of Studies Which Will Occupy You For Two Years. Together, They Form A Noble Adventure. But I Would Like To Remind You Of An Important Point. Nothing That You Will Learn In The Course Of Your Studies Will Be Of The Slightest Possible Use To You In After Life, Save Only This, That If You Work Hard And Intelligently You Should Be Able To Detect When A Man Is Talking Rot, And That, In My View, Is The Main, If Not The Sole, Purpose Of Education.
~ John Alexander Smith, Speech to Oxford University students, 1914
Pray As If Everything Depended Upon God And Work As If Everything Depended Upon Man.
~ Francis Cardinal Spellman
Better Stop Short Than Fill To The Brim. Oversharpen The Blade, And The Edge Will Soon Blunt. Amass A Store Of Gold And Jade, And No One Can Protect It. Claim Wealth And Titles, And Disaster Will Follow. Retire When The Work Is Done. This Is The Way Of Heaven.
~ Tao Te Ching
You Only Live Once -- But If You Work It Right, Once Is Enough.
~ Joe E. Lewis
Choose A Job You Love, And You Will Never Have To Work A Day In Your Life.
~ Confucious
The Secret Of Joy In Work Is Contained In One Word - Excellence. To Know How To Do Something Well Is To Enjoy It.
~ Pearl Buck, The Joy of Children, 1964
You Must Work--- We Must All Work To Make The World Worthy Of Its Children.
~ Pablo Casals