Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day"
"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today"
"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all"
"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened"
"Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies"
"All things are difficult before they are easy"
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence"
"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'"
"Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort"
"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work"
"Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form"
"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt"
"It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn't end. There's other ways to make money, better jobs"
"Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you"
"I can't imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it"
"I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job"
"If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue"
"Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them"
"Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work"
"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work"
"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion"
"If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come"
"I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave"
"If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work"
"It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work"
"Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?"