An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The tougher the job, the greater the reward.


George Allen (1952-, American football coach)


If you're not a white male, consider sales seriously.  Most employers, regardless of how sexist or racist they may be, will pay for any sales they can get.  And they care little for the color or gender of the person who brings that business to the firm.  Most will be glad to get the business even if it comes from a green, bisexual Martian.


Ramona E.F. Arnett (American business executive)


Our job is not to set things right but to see them right.


Eric Butterworth


Man's biggest mistake is to believe that he's working for someone else.


Nashua Cavalier


We may not be able to offer long-term employment, but we should try to offer long-term employability.


Brian Corby (American business executive, chairman of Prudential Insurance)


We've entered an era when very good, competent people aren't getting jobs.  One remedy is to stand out, to self-promote.  If you do, you're going to get the nod over some co-worker.


Jeffrey P. Davidson (American marketing consultant)


There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.


Wayne Dyer (1940-, American  psychotherapist, author, lecturer)

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The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!


Earl Nightingale (1921-1989, American radio announcer, author, motivator, speaker)


Make yourself indispensable, and you will move up. Act as though you are indispensable, and you will move out.


Jules Ormont


I couldn't get any jobs, and when that happens, you get so humble it's disgusting. I didn't feel like a man anymore -- I felt really creepy. I was bumping into walls and saying, "Excuse me."


Joe Pesci (1943-, American actor)


I've met a few people who had to change their jobs in order to change their lives, but I've met many more people who merely had to change their motive to service in order to change their lives.


Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981, American peace activist)


Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.


Jim Rohn (American businessman, author, speaker, philosopher)

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There is no indispensable man.


Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945, American President (32nd))


It's a job -- someone's gotta do it. The reality is, Jennifer and I can do our job well because we truly are friends. But when the day's over, she goes home to her boyfriend and I go home to a magazine. [On what it's like kissing sex symbol Jennifer Aniston]


David Schwimmer (1966-, American actor, director)


The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.


Lily Tomlin (1939-, American comedienne)


My job is never work -- the only time it seems like work is when I'd rather be doing something else.


Author Unknown


The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.


Author Unknown


The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.


Author Unknown


If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.


Darryl F. Zanuck


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