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    Quotations about Work

    • It does not seem to be true that work necessarily needs to be unpleasant. It may always have to be hard, or at least harder than doing nothing at all. But there is ample evidence that work can be enjoyable, and that indeed, it is often the most enjoyable part of life.
      Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    • It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
      The Lonely Life, 1962, by Bette Davis
    • Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
    • Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
      Harper's Monthly, 1932, by Thomas A. Edison
    • Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
      Harper's Monthly, 1932, by Thomas A. Edison
    • My work is a game, a very serious game.
    • Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
    • It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours.
    • By the work one knows the workmen.
    • Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
      The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, by Anatole France
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