All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.

As a manager the important thing is not what happens when you are there, but what happens when you are not there.

Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and groans. If people were universally cheerful, probably there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.

Economists are people who work with numbers but don't have the personality to be accountants.

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgement will be surer since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgement . . .Go some distance away because then the work appears sm

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work for it.

For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity.

He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are not found in polished stones. They are made.

He whose wisdom exceeds his works, to what may he be likened? To a tree whose branches are numerous but whose roots are few. The wind comes along and uproots it and sweeps it down.

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

I know what pleasure is, for I have done good work.

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z;X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.

If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.

In fact, one thing that I have noticed . . . is that all of these conspiracy theories depend on the perpetrators being endlessly clever. I think you'll find the facts also work if you assume everyone is endlessly stupid.

It's all very well in practice, but it will never work in theory.

Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.

No, this trick wont work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

Nobody was born nonviolent, No one was born charitable. None of us comes to these things by nature but only by conversion. The first duty of the nonviolent community is helping its members work upon themselves and come to conversion.

Nonviolence doesn't always work -- but violence never does.

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.

The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important.

The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.

The real dividing line between things we call work and the things we call leisure is that in leisure, however active we may be, we make our own choices and our own decisions. We feel for the time being that our life is our own.

The way to learn to do things is to do things. The way to learn a trade is to work at it. Success teaches how to succeed. Begin with the determination to succeed, and the work is half done already.

The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

Work hard to create in your children a good self-image. It's the most important thing you can do to insure their success.

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.