Quotes of the Day for 3 January 2005 – Work
Was it just me, or is it a little disconcerting to be getting back to normal work schedules today after two weeks broken up by holidays and the delightful diversions of the season? I always dread the arrival of Christmas, then when the good food and party atmosphere starts I can't help being swept away. Now I'm looking forward to six weeks without a holiday to get in the way of getting enough work done to pay for it all.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
- Alexander Graham Bell, 1847 - 1922
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
- Aristotle, 384 - 322 BC
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
- Margot Fonteyn, 1919 - 1991
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
- Henri Matisse, 1869 - 1954
Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
- James Lane Allen, 1849 - 1923
Genius begins great works; labour alone finishes them.
- Joseph Joubert, 1754 - 1824
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