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When you work with wood, you will get splinters. -- Bill Purdin

Even if it looks perfect on paper, there can still be problems. -- Bob Griffith

If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
-- Vince Lombardi

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
-- Peter Drucker

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man
to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. --Henry David Thoreau

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
-- Elbert Hubbard
All men, if they work not as in the great taskmaster's eye, will work wrong, and work unhappily for themselves and for you. -- Thomas Carlyle

No one ever listened himself out of a job. -- Calvin Coolidge

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. - Aristotle
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy;
in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
-- Baltasar Gracian
You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play -- Warren Beatty

The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the wall of our own homes. -- Harold B. Lee

Let us, then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.
-- Anna Quindlen

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. -- Sam Ewing

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. -- Anonymous

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.

-- Tao Te Ching

Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. -- James A. Garfield

Every calling is great when greatly pursued. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes. Jr.

People's hobbies are more their measure than their jobs. -- Robert Byrne

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. -- Menander of Athens

Procrastination and worry are the twin thieves that will try to rob you of your brilliance--but even the smallest action will drive them from your camp. -- Gil Atkinson

All I have to say is that every single day I wake up, I commit myself to being better. Some days it happens and some days it doesn't. I am still committed to that. There are going to be games I'm going to dominate and games I'm going to struggle. It doesn't mean I give up. -- Mia Hamm, at the press conference in Sydney after winning the last pre-gold medal match with a 60th-minute goal, when she was asked for the umpteenth time if her skills had begun to erode.

Noise proves nothing -- often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid -- Mark Twain

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?
-- Henry David Thoreau

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