Work Quotes (1,000+ quotes)
“I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.”
As quoted in: How to stop worrying and start living by Dale Carnegie, Simon and Schuster, 1948
“That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
Bloomberg Businessweek, May 12, 1998, "Steve Jobs on Apple's Resurgence: 'Not a one-man show' "
“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.”
Address at Stanford University (2005) - youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”
―Louisa May Alcott
Little Women (2013 edition), Simon and Schuster - ISBN: 9781451685978
“If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it'll spread into your work, into your morality, in your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body (Tuttle Publishing, 1998), compiled and edited by John Little, p. 23. Also in Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit: a Biography (Frog Books, 1994), p. 234. Often misquoted as "If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."
“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.”
―Henry David Thoreau
Life Without Principle (1863)