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My work is a game, a very serious game.”
M. C. Escher
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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Confucius
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The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
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Sowing is not so hard as reaping.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
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There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.”
Charles Baudelaire
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When we work for material ends alone, we build ourselves our own prison.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Wind, Sand and Stars
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At the root of our civilization, there is the freedom of each person of thought, of belief, of opinion, of work, of leisure.”
Charles de Gaulle
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It is pleasant to think of labours that are past.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now, and instead of calling it "work," realize that this is play.”
Alan Watts
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The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”
Émile Zola
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Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”
Anne Frank
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Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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Where nature is lacking, work supplies.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Art of War
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Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.”
Voltaire - Candide ou l'Optimisme
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Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it.”
Wilhelm Reich
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Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.”
Albert Camus
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Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.”
Pablo Picasso
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The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex.”
Alfred Adler
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