Work: (labor...employment... job...career )

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All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

--- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

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As a young nun Mother Teresa wanted to work with the homeless and hopeless but her superiors felt that she

was too frail, young, and inexperienced. She pleaded her case, but they refused and assigned her to teach at a

convent in India... The years passed and Mother Teresa's mission burned deep in her heart. She grew in

experience and determination. She never gave up her dream. Finally, at age thirty-nine, she was granted

permission to embark on her calling. With nothing more than the clothes on her back and the fire of her mission

burning deep in her heart, she left the school and walked in the streets of Calcutta to begin..." ('Making A

Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

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Be strong and courageous, and do the work. --- Chronicles 28:20

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. --- Anon xxxx

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Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it! --- Hector Crawford

1913

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Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone. --- Charles De Gaulle 1890

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Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that

much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. --- Dale Carnegie

1888

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Don't sacrifice your life to work and ideals. The most important things in life are human relations. I found that out

too late. --- Katharine Susannah Prichard 1883

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Don't start living tomorrow -- tomorrow never arrives. Start working on your dreams and ambitions today. ---

Anon xxxx

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Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events ...

it is from numberless acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. --- Robert F Kennedy 1925

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Fulfilment is deciding what you want out of life, and working towards it. Fulfilment is not merely the reaching of a

specific destination. --- Anon xxxx

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Genius is nothing but labor and diligence. --- William Hogarth 1697

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Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. --- Samuel Johnson 1709

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Have I done anything for society? I have then done more for myself. Let that question and truth be always

present to thy mind, and work without cessation. --- William G. Simms

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He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. --- Menander

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I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: "Here lies Jack Williams.

He done his damnedest." I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - when he gives everything that is in

him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do. --- Harry

S. Truman

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I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. --- Stephen Leacock 1869

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I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it

whatever I can. I want to be throroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. Life is no

'brief candle' to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it

burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

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I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own

sake. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

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I was made to work; if you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful. --- Johann Sebastian Bach

1685

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I'm a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it. --- Thomas Jefferson 1743

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Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave, or they are no better than dreams. --- Ralph

Waldo Emerson 1803

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If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing properly. --- Proverb xxxx

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If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all. --- Michelangelo

1475

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If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. --- Plato 426BC

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If you have built castles in the air; your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the

foundations under them. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

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If you want to persuade people, show the immediate relevance and value of what you're saying in terms of

meeting their needs and desires ... Successful collaborative negotiation lies in finding out what the other side really

wants and showing them a way to get it, while you get what you want. --- Herb Cohen

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied

in a single garment of destiny. --- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

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It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. --- Pablo Picasso 1881

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It's important to know that words don't move mountains. Work, exacting work moves mountains. --- Danilo Dolci

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