“When you work you fulfill a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born,
And what is it to work with love?
It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.
It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.
It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.
It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit.
Work is love made visible”
― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
“There will come a time when everybody will know why, for what purpose, there is all this suffering, and there will be no more mysteries. But now we must live … we must work, just work!”
― Anton Chekhov, The Three Sisters
“Thinking is the hardest work anyone can do, which is probably the reason why we have so few thinkers. ”
― Thomas S. Monson, Pathways To Perfection: Discourses Of Thomas S. Monson
“I’m a heart surgeon, sure, but I’m just a mechanic. I go in and I fuck around and I fix things. Shit.”
― Raymond Carver, Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories
“Do what you do only for God’s sake, start for God’s sake, work for God’s sake, and act within the sphere of God’s good approval.”
― Bediüzzaman Said Nursî
“you should first follow the plow if you want to dance the harvest jig.”
― Ken Follett, World Without End
“Is there magic in this world? Certainly! But it is not the kind of magic written about in fantasy stories. It is the kind of magic that comes from ideas and the hard work it often takes to make them real. ”
― Robert Fanney