Arbete- "Find a job you love..."

I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.

Thomas Alva Edison

Heaven never helps the man who will not act.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

We spend our lives on the run: we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work – and then we retire. And what do they give us? A clock.

Dave Allen

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.

Bertie Charles Forbes

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

Thomas Alva Edison

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

Bill Gates

The object of living is work, experience, happiness.

Henry Ford

My father always told me, ‘Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’

Jim Fox

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Alva Edison

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.

Malcolm S Forbes

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.

Robert Frost

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.


If you don’t want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work.

Ogden Nash

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Benjamin Franklin

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

Doug Firebaugh

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

Kahlil Gibran

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Oscar Wilde

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.

Margaret Thatcher

You work that you may keep peace with the earth and the soul of the earth.

Kahlil Gibran

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.

Lane Kirkland

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.

Drew Carey

As a remedy against all ills – poverty, sickness, and melancholy – only one thing is absolutely necessary: a liking for work.

Charles Baudelaire

He who considers his work beneath him will be above doing it well.

Charles C. Noble

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

James Mathew Barrie

Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.

Ambrose Bierce

I work hard at being idle.

Oscar Wilde

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.


The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.

Vidal Sassoon

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

Muhammad Ali

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Gary Player

We live in the age of the over-worked, and under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.

Oscar Wilde

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

Parkinsons Law (Cyril Northcote Parkinson)

It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.

Harry S Truman

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take the chance?

Edgar Bergen

Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed – there is so little competition!

Elbert Green Hubbard

When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.

Helen Rowland

If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and Earth will pause to say, Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.

Martin Luther King

Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.

Oscar Wilde

Work is much more fun than fun.

Noel Coward

No man on his death bed ever looked up into the eyes of his family and friends and said, ‘I wish I’d spent more time at the office.’

John Piper

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.

Charles Lamb

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

I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do the day after.

Oscar Wilde

One definition of insanity is to do the same thing, day-after-day, expecting different results.

Mark Silber

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

Don Herold

It is better to wear out than to rust out.

Richard Cumberland

It’s only work if somebody makes you do it.

Bill Watterson

The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important.

Milo Bloom

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.

John Raper

Man was made at the end of the week’s work, when God was tired.

Mark Twain

Plans get you into things, but you got to work your way out.

Will Rogers

The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.

John Ruskin

The harder I work the luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn

It is awfully hard work doing nothing.

Oscar Wilde

Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.

Katherine Whitehorn

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.


A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

Fred Allen

No laborer in the world is expected to work for room, board, and love except the housewife.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.

Richard Monckton Milnes

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.

George Carlin

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.

Erma Blombeck

All I’ve ever wanted was a honest week’s pay for an honest day’s work.

Steve Martin (Segeant Bilko)

I never work. Work does age you so.

Quentin Crisp

I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

Jerome K Jerome

If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door greet him with, “Who could have done this? We have no enemies.”

Phyllis Diller