“The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for.”
― Habeeb Akande
“Whatever you make, base it upon that which is most important to you. Only then will it have depth and meaning, and only then will it resonate with others.”
― Christopher Paolini, Eldest
“Understanding comes hard to persons of high rank who are accustomed to phony lifestyles that involve no daily work.”
― Kenzaburō Ōe, Hiroshima Notes
“A change of work is the best rest.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four
“I used to work at the unemployment office. I hated it, because when they fired me, I had to show up to work anyway.”
― Wallace Wang
“Work is when you confront the problems you might otherwise be tempted to run away from”
― Rolf Potts, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
“Open-plan offices have been found to reduce productivity and impair memory. They’re associated with high staff turnover. They make people sick, hostile, unmotivated, and insecure.”
― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
“Our labour preserves us from three great evils — weariness, vice, and want.”
― Voltaire, Candide
“After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
“Our critics make us strong!
Our fears make us bold!
Our haters make us wise!
Our foes make us active!
Our obstacles make us passionate!
Our losses make us wealthy!
Our disappointments make us appointed!
Our unseen treasures give us a
Whatever is designed against us will work for us!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes
“Anything is better than stagnation.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes