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home : opinions : opinions April 18, 2015

7/29/2014 3:20:00 PM
What others say about work
Brenda Harrison
Editor

Following are quotes from successful folks about the value of hard work:

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

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” – Thomas A. Edison “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” – Rumi

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – William James

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

“Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.” – Charles J. Sykes, author of “Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good about Themselves But Can’t Read, Write, or Add”

“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.” – Coco Chanel

“Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing and the love of work is success.” – David O. McKay.

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain

“Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.” – Samuel Butler

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

“Work without love is slavery.” - Mother Teresa

“Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice.” – Mahatma Gandhi







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