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





A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees the further of the two.


George Herbert (1593-1632, British metaphysical poet)


Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow.


Don Herold


Many hands make light work.


John Heywood (1497-1580, British dramatist, proverb collection)


Whether we call it a job or a career, work is more than just something we do. It is a part of who we are.


Anita Hill


It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.


Napoleon Hill (1883-1970, American speaker, author, "Think And Grow Rich")


Every calling is great when greatly pursued.


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


I am fierce for work. Without work I am nothing.


Winifred Holtby


No one has ever drowned in sweat.


Lou Holtz (1937-, American football coach)


On this team, we're all united in a common goal: to keep my job.


Lou Holtz (1937-, American football coach)


Light is the task where many share the toil.


Homer (c. 850 -? BC, Greek epic poet)


A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.


Horace (BC 65-8, Italian poet)


Labor diligently to increase your property.


Horace (BC 65-8, Italian poet)


Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.


Harriet Van Horne


If food were free, why work?


Doug Horton


Blessed is that man who has found his work.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for anymore than they do.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


There is a wild, splendid, intoxicating joy that follows work well done.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


We work to become, not to acquire.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


Personnel and their capacity for work on their exact jobs is the basic key to income and success.


L. Ron Hubbard (1911-, American author, philosopher, founder of Scientology)


If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you. Work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are.


George C. Hubbs


I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.


Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948, American jurist, politician)


Everybody on a championship team doesn't get publicity, but everyone can say he's a champion.


Earvin "Magic" Johnson (1959-, American basketball player)


Industrial man -- a sentient reciprocating engine having a fluctuating output, coupled to an iron wheel revolving with uniform velocity. And then we wonder why this should be the golden age of revolution and mental derangement.


Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, British author)


Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.


Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, British author)


Maintain a good balance. A personal life adds dimensions to your professional life and vice versa. It helps nurture creativity through a deeper understanding of yourself.


Kathy Ireland (1963-, American model)


The streams which would otherwise diverge to fertilize a thousand meadows, must be directed into one deep narrow channel before they can turn a mill.


Anna Jameson (1794-1860, British essayist)


Work in some form or other is the appointed lot of all.


Anna Jameson (1794-1860, British essayist)


I am his mistress. His work is his wife.


Marion Javits


I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.


Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927, British humorous writer, novelist, playwright)


The sharp employ the sharp.


Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857, British humorist, playwright)


The things I've done in my life have required a lot of years of work before they took off.


Steve Jobs (1955-, American business executive, CEO of Apples and Pixar)


Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers stone, and the cape of good fortune.


James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938, American writer, diplomat)


It is wonderful when a calculation is made, how little the mind is actually employed in the discharge of any profession.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.


Beverly Jones (1927-, American feminist writer)


We must stand together; if we don't, there will be no victory for any one of us.


Mother Jones


Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household.


Erica Jong (1942-, American author)


There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren't willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.


Michael Jordan (1963-, American basketball player, actor)


Collectively we can do what no person can do singly.


Leland Kaiser


Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.


Jack Kemp (1935-, American football player)


Anyone who thinks hard work will never hurt you has never had to pay to have it done. Jesus now has many lovers of his Heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of his cross.


Thomas a Kempis (1379-1471, German monk, mystic, religious writer)


I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.


John F. Kennedy (1917-1963, American President (35th))


Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.


Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Civil Rights leader, Nobel Prize winner, 1964)


More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.


Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936, British author of Prose, Verse)


Work is a world apart from jobs. Work is the way you occupy your mind and hand and eye and whole body when they're informed by your imagination.


Alice Koller


No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes.


KaThe Kollwitz (1867-1945, German artist)


Bodily labor alleviates the pains of the mind and from this arises the happiness of the poor.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


Hard work is the key to success, so work diligently on any project you undertake. If you truly want to be successful, be prepared to give up your leisure time and work past 5 PM and on weekends. Also, have faith in yourself. If you come up with a new idea that you believe in, don't allow other people to discourage you from pursuing it.


Charles Lazarus (American businessman)


Now men and women are separate and unequal. We should be hand in hand; in fact, we should have our arms around one another.


Cloris Leachman


Every person born into this world their work is born with them.


James Russell Lowell (1819-1891, American poet, critic, editor)


The labor of the body frees us from the pains of the mind, and thus makes the poor happy.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


It is better to have no emotion when it is work. Do what needs to be done, and do it coolly.


Louis L'Amour (1908-1988, American Western author)


Marriage is not a reform school.


Ann Landers (1918-, American advice columnist)


Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.


Ann Landers (1918-, American advice columnist)


I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared, so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.


Tom Landry (1924-, American football player, coach)


The sentimentalist ages far more quickly than the person who loves his work and enjoys new challenges.


Lillie Langtry


Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork and drive the brute off?


Philip Larkin (1922-1986, British poet)


I am enjoying to a full that period of reflection which is the happiest conclusion to a life of action.


Willa Lather


You'll never succeed in idealizing hard work. Before you can dig mother earth you've got to take off your ideal jacket. The harder a man works, at brute labor, the thinner becomes his idealism, the darker his mind.


D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930, British author)


A faint endeavor ends in a sure defeat.


Hannah Moore


Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.


Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964, Indian nationalist, statesman)


There are few things that you can't do as long as you are willing to apply yourself.


Greg LeMond (1961-, American cyclist, 3 times winner of the Tour de France)


The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.


Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924, Russian revolutionary leader)


You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman.


Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924, Russian revolutionary leader)


Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.


John Lennon (1940-1980, British rock musician)


The question is not whether the system works, but whether we like the way it works. Just because something works doesn't mean it is desirable. Concentration camps work, if your purpose is to enslave people. Stealing works, if all you care about is money. Lying works, if you don't give a damn about your personal integrity. Literally anything, no matter how monstrously immoral will work, depending on your desires and how you define the term work,


Sy Leon


If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


My father taught me to work, but he did not teach me to love it.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


Industry is a better horse to ride than genius.


Walter Lippmann (1889-1974, American journalist)


Unless I am a part of everything I am nothing.


Penelope Lively


Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.


Vince Lombardi (1913-1970, American football coach)


Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.


Vince Lombardi (1913-1970, American football coach)


Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.


Vince Lombardi (1913-1970, American football coach)


The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.


Vince Lombardi (1913-1970, American football coach)


The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.


Vince Lombardi (1913-1970, American football coach)


Workaholics are energized rather than enervated by their work -- their energy paradoxically expands as it is expended.


Marilyn Machlowitz


Keep quiet. Do your work in the world, but inwardly keep quiet. Then all will come to you.


Nisaragada Ha Maharaj


To work -- to work! It is such infinite delight to know that we still have the best things to do.


Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923, New Zealand-born British author)


The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world.


Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924, American author, founder of Success Magazine)


He worked like hell in the country so he could live in the city, where he worked like hell so he could live in the country.


Don Marquis (1878-1937, American humorist, journalist)


When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him whose?


Don Marquis (1878-1937, American humorist, journalist)


There's a thread that binds all of us together, pull one end of the thread, the strain is felt all down the line.


Rosamond Marshall


Happiness consists in the full employment of our faculties in some pursuit.


Harriet Martineau (1802-1876, British writer, social critic)


In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.


Karl Marx (1818-1883, German political theorist, social philosopher)


When one's own problems are unsolvable and all best efforts are frustrated, it is lifesaving to listen to other people's problems.


Suzanne Massie


A work should contain its total meaning within itself and should impress it on the spectator before he even knows the subject.


Henri Matisse (1869-1954, French artist)


Remember that your work comes only moment by moment, and as surely as God calls you to work, He gives the strength to do it.


Priscilla Maurice (American author of "A Working Woman's Guide To Joy")


The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions.


Andre Maurois (1885-1967, French writer)


Winning the [Nobel] prize wasn't half as exciting as doing the work itself.


Maria Goeppert Mayer


Labor is work that leaves no trace behind it when it is finished, or if it does, as in the case of the tilled field, this product of human activity requires still more labor, incessant, tireless labor, to maintain its identity as a "work" of man.


Mary McCarthy (1912-1989, American author, critic)


The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process.


Mary McCarthy (1912-1989, American author, critic)


Life is just a dirty four-letter word: W-O-R-K.


J. P. McEvoy


I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.


Danny McGoorty


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