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Quotes about work

My work is a game, a very serious game.
M. C. Escher / 

The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims / 

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus / 

Sowing is not so hard as reaping.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / 

It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings / 

The best work is not what is most difficult for you it is what you do best.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Dirty Hands / 

There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.
Charles Baudelaire / 

When we work for material ends alone, we build ourselves our own prison.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Wind, Sand and Stars / 

I could fill an entire second life with working on my prints.
M. C. Escher / 

Where nature is lacking, work supplies.
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Art of War / 

Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it.
Wilhelm Reich / 

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius ? - Quotation of uncertain origin / 

If a man cannot enjoy the return of spring, why should he be happy in a labour-saving Utopia? What will he do with the leisure that the machine will give him?
George Orwell

It is through gainful employment that the woman has traversed most of the distance that separated her from the male; and nothing else can guarantee her liberty in practice.
Simone de Beauvoir / 

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 / 

To make a virtue out of necessity; that is the beautiful and great work.
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur / 

It is pleasant to think of labours that are past.
Marcus Tullius Cicero / 

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 / 

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Émile Zola

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Anne Frank

Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline.
Theodor W. Adorno

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
Voltaire - Candide ou l'Optimisme / 

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus

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

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
Pablo Picasso

Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Baltasar Gracian

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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