Saturday, November 3, 2007


To labor is to pray.  ~Motto of the Benedictines

A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.  ~Geoffrey Norman

God sells us all things at the price of labor.  ~Leonardo da Vinci

Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.  ~Marc Chagall

It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair.  Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.  ~Charles Baudelaire

When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired.  ~Pablo Picasso

There are moments when art attains almost to the dignity of manual labor.  ~Author Unknown

People love chopping wood.  In this activity one immediately sees results.  ~Albert Einstein

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.  ~Thomas A. Edison

Sweat silently.  Let's have no squawking about a little expenditure of energy.  ~Martin H. Fischer

It is better to wear out than to rust out.  ~Richard Cumberland

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.  ~Lord Acton

Thank God every morning when you get up, that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not.  Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know.  ~Charles Kingsley

”When people honor each other, there is a trust established that leads to synergy, interdependence, and deep respect. Both parties make decisions and choices based on what is right, what is best, what is valued most highly.” --Blaine Lee

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
Daniel Burnham

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Thomas Jefferson

My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset.
Jack Nicklaus

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.
Elbert Hubbard

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
Vincent T Lombardi

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
James H Douglas

A job is something we do to get a pay cheque and pay our bills. Jobs are legitimate, at times, but work is why we are here in the universe.
Matthew Fox

1 comment:

  1. Hey Holly!

    Here are a couple of my favorites:

    Failure is not falling down, but staying down.
    - Mary Pickford

    Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
    - Edgar Degas

    Creativity arrises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations. The later (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into various forms which are essential to the work of art.
    - Rollo May

    Don't Dawdle.
    - James A. Wallace

    Love you!