Compiled by Mia Inderbitzin


No cord or cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast,
as love can do with a twined thread.
—Robert Burton

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.
—Khalil Gibran

People don’t normally associate business with kindness, because business has come to be regarded as simply a tool for making money. Miracle-workers are not in business only to make money; they’re in business to inject love into the world.
—Marianne Williamson

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear secretes acids, but love and trust are sweet juices.
—Harriet Beecher

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
—Dr. Sigmund Freud

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts
will inevitably bring about right results.
—James Allen

For one human being to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof; the work for which all other work is but preparation.
—Rainer Maria Rilke

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain
is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
—Denis Waitley

Don’t sacrifice your life to work and ideals.
The most important things in life are human relations.
I found that out too late.
—Katharine Susannah Prichard

You can employ men and hire hands to work for you,
but you must win their hearts to have them work with you.
—Merle Shain

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love
our work and find in it our pleasure.
—Francoise De Motteville

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.
—Colleen C. Barrett

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.
—Sister Mary Lauretta

Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts,
the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of
our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.
—Michael Bridge

The desire and pursuit of the whole is called love.

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
—Logan Pearsall Smith

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose
their reason for existence. They go stark, raving mad.
—Fyodor Dostoyevsky

One does not fall in or out of love. One grows in love.
—Leo Buscaglia

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
—Dr. Albert Schweitzer

I feel sorry for the person who can’t get genuinely excited about his work.
Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.
—Walter Chrysler