Work Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old work quotes, work sayings, and work proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. Denis Waitley
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. Eva Young
Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. Peter Marshall
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe
You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it. Mahatma Gandhi
You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind. Irish Proverb
You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Lorimer
Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor. Brian Tracy
A cat in gloves catches no mice. 14th Century French Proverb
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy unknown
Another day, another dollar. unknown
Be the first in the field and the last to the couch. Chinese (on work)
Boys, be ambitious. William Smith Clark
Chop your own wood; it will warm you twice. Mack King
Diligence is the mother of good luck. Benjamin Franklin
Fishing without a net is merely bathing. Hausa (West African) (on authenticity)
Genius is ninety percent perspiration and ten percent inspiration. Thomas Edison
Give assistance not advice in a crisis. Aesop
He that hath a trade, hath an estate. Benjamin Franklin
He that pays the piper, calls the tune. unknown
He that waits on fortune is never sure of a dinner. Benjamin Franklin
He that would eat the fruit, must climb the tree. Scottish Proverb
If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. unknown
If you want something done right, do it yourself. unknown
If you want your eggs hatched, sit on them yourself. Haitian (on self-reliance)
Implementation beats oration. Aesop
Industry, perseverance & frugality make fortune yield. Benjamin Franklin
It is better to wear out one's shoes than one's sheets. Genovese (Italian)(on work)

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