Compiled by Mia Inderbitzin
Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.
Colleen C. Barrett
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and
find in it our pleasure.
Françoise de Motteville
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting
devotion to the things you want to see happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
If you dont do it excellently, dont do it at all.
Because if its not excellent,
it wont be profitable or fun, and if youre not in business for fun or profit,
what the hell are you doing there?
I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief
duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world
is moved along,
not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the
tiny pushes of each honest worker.
I dont think anybody yet has invented a pastime thats
as much fun,
or keeps you as young, as a good job.
Fredrick Hudson Ecker
If hard work were such a wonderful thing,
surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
Never work just for money or for power.
They wont save your soul or help you sleep at night.
Marian Wright Edelman
The secret of joy in work is contained in one wordexcellence.
To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas Alva Edison
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love
but only with distaste,
it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple
and take alms of those who work with joy.
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
Theodor (Dr. Seuss) Geisel
In the game of life its a good idea to have a few early
which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
All of the animals except for man know that the principle business
of life is to enjoy it.
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyways.
What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work, I shouldnt have done it. Who was it who said, Blessed
is the man who has found his work? Whoever it was he had the right idea
in his mind. Mark you, he says his worknot somebody elses work.
The work that is really a mans own work is play and not work at all. Cursed
is the man who has found some other mans work and cannot lose it. When
we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players
of the world. The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that
they bear never can hope to do anything great. How can they when their souls
are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains?
The product of slavery,
intellectual or physical, can never be great.