Quotables: Work

A quote is often useful, there being one for almost any case you are trying to plead or occasion you want to honor. They lend authority and elegance to any topic you are discussing, even should your source be “Red” Skelton.

Here, for your reading pleasure, we have assembled a few of the good, if not great, quotes we have seen on the topic of work.


“Management is the art of getting three men to do three men’s work.”William Feather

“You cannot afford to make the mistake of thinking you cannot be replaced. And your employer cannot afford to have a man around that he cannot afford to do without.”Frank Irving Fletcher

“Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man. Excellence in any art or profession is attained only by hard and persistent work. Never believe that you are perfect. When a man imagines, even after years of striving, that he has attained perfection, his decline begins.”Sir Theodore Martin

“If the power to do hard work is not talent, it is the best possible substitute for it.”James A. Garfield

“Unless the job means more than the pay it will never pay more.”H. Bertram Lewis

“Do not waste a minute – not a second – in trying to demonstrate to others the merits of your performance. If your work does not vindicate itself, you cannot vindicate it.”Thomas W. Higginson

“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.”John Burroughs


What quote was your favorite? Are there any quotes you’ve always enjoyed about work? Leave your reply in the comments bellow.

Be sure to check back Friday for an great new article!

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