Work Quotes

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Quotes About Work

"There is no substitute under the heavens for productive labor.  It is the process by which dreams become realities.  It is the process by which idle visions become dynamic achievements. 

Most of us are inherently lazy.  We would rather play than work.  We would rather loaf than work.  A little play and a little loafing are good.  But it is work that spells the difference in the life of a man or woman.  It is stretching our minds and utilizing the skills of our hands that lift us from mediocrity."

President Gordon B. Hinckley  (BYU 1992)

"God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread, but He expects us to do the baking."

William A. Ward

"I prayed about it, I studied, and it came to me through my efforts.  You can't expect the Lord to do it all."

Elder Joseph Anderson

"It's not the number of hours one puts in that counts, but what one puts into the hours."

"When you begin to coast, you know you're on the downgrade."

"Don't ask the Lord to guide your footsteps unless you are willing to move your feet."

"If it is worth spending 12 to 20 years to prepare for a life of 75 years, what is it worth to prepare for a life that never ends?"

Elder LeGrand Richards

"Many people spend most of their time working in the service of a self-image that includes sufficient money, stocks, bonds, investment portfolios, property, credit cards, furnishings, automobiles, and the like to guarantee carnal security throughout, it is hoped, a long and happy life. 

Forgotten is the fact that our assignment is to use these many resources in our families and quorums to build up the kingdom of God--to further the missionary effort and the genealogical and temple work; to raise our children up as fruitful servants unto the Lord; to bless others in every way, that they may also be fruitful.  Instead, we expend these blessings on our own desires."

President Spencer W. Kimball

"My talents may not be great, but I can use them to bless the lives of others.  I can be one who does his work with pride in that which comes from hand and mind.  I can be one who works with respect for associates, for their opinions, for their beliefs, with appreciation for their problems and a desire to help them should they stumble."

President Gordon B. Hinckley

"There is no free lunch.  If there is any magic to life, it is learning how to work with all your 'heart, might, mind, and strength.'  Work is a blessing and not a curse."

George I. Cannon

"Well begun is half done."

"When it comes to doing for others, some people will stop at nothing."

"A winner paces himself; a loser has only two speeds: hysterical and lethargic."

Sydney J. Harris

Arnold Bennett described concentration as: "the power to dictate to the brain its task and insure its obedience."

"Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed."

Cavett Robert

"DOING beats stewing!"

"In an effort to insure my children's tomorrows, I have lost their todays."

Danny Thomas

"Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working."

"The key to success in any situation in life is exceeding another's expectations."

Paul Timm, Book:  51 Ways to Save Your Job

"When the time to perform has arrived, the time to prepare has passed."