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The joy about our work is spoiled when we perform it not because of what we produce but because of the pleasure with which it can provide us, or the pain against which it can protect us.

The laborer is worthy of his hire.

The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life.

The moment a man can really do his work, he becomes speechless about it; all words are idle to him; all theories. Does a bird need to theorize about building its nest, or boast of it when built? All good work is essentially done that way; without hesitation; without difficulty; without boasting.

The monarchy is a labour-intensive industry.

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.

The only genius that's worth anything is the genius for hard work.

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

The only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard.

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.

The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it-every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.

The sentimentalist ages far more quickly than the person who loves his work and enjoys new challenges.

The simple idea that everyone needs a reasonable amount of challenging work in his or her life, and also a personal life, complete with noncompetitive leisure, has never really taken hold.

The sport I love has taken me around the world and shown me many things.

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.


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