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.

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. Eleanor Roosevelt
Make hay while the sun shines. John Heywood
Man cannot live by bread alone. Bible
Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. Icelandic (on work)
Neglect mending a small fault and 'twill soon be a great one. Benjamin Franklin
Never mind whether the horse is blind or not, just load up the wagon. Stephen Boyd
Never put off until tomorrow what can be done today. English Proverb
No gains without pains. Benjamin Franklin
No pain, no gain. American (on adversity)
No rest for the weary. unknown
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing is difficult if you're used to it. Kashmiri(on habit)
Procrastination is the thief of time. unknown
Procrastination only adds stress to your life. submitter's name lost due to printer malfunction
Promise little and do much. Hebrew (on the conduct of life)
Rome wasn't built in a day. John Heywood
Send a thief to catch a thief. unknown
The laborer is worth his wage. Bible (Luke 10:7)
The sky's the limit. Miguel de Cervantes
The work will teach you. Estonian (on work)
Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Philip Dormer Stanhope
Words are mere bubbles of water; deeds are drops of gold. Tibetan (on words and deeds)
You can't play all the time. Aesop
You don't get anywhere unless you try. unknown
You have to earn respect. unknown
You make the road by walking on it. Nicaraguan (on work)