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Quotes About Work

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

 Thomas Jefferson 

"Continue to invest in your personal development.  Expand your occupational horizons by constant study . . . look to your present job as a stepping-stone along your career path. Take time to think. The dimensions of most jobs are constrained only by the mind of the uncreative worker. I like what one business man counseled: If at first you do succeed, try something harder!!!"

J. Richard Clarke  (Ensign, May 1982, page 78) 

"After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done."


"I  love the counsel given in Doctrine and Covenants 10:4:  'Do not run faster or labor more than you have strength.'  Choose carefully each day that which you will do, and that which you will not do, and the Lord will bless you to accomplish the important things that have eternal consequences."

Sister Marjorie Hinckley 

"I think about the meanest being on this earth is a lazy man."

Reed Smoot, CR 10/09:70 

"Why delude ourselves into thinking that a third of us may live in idleness and all of us be better off?  If a third may be idle, and all be better off than now, then why not a half idle and increase the prosperity; and if half, why not two-thirds, and if two-thirds, then all of us idle and have every man a millionaire, and nobody working."

J. Reuben Clark, Jr.,  CR 4/37:26 

"During the whole range of man's existence there has never yet been any plan by which men may live righteously in idleness."

J. Reuben Clark, Jr.,  CR  10/36:112

"I know of nothing that is so degenerating and so dangerous as idleness, for the brain will seek out mischief."

Francis M. Lyman,  CR 10/09:19

"If  there is any one thing that will bring trouble to the children of the Latter-day Saints more than another, it them up in idleness."

Reed Smoot,  CR 10/04:48 

"There is nothing more dangerous than idleness...In labor there is salvation; in labor there is safety."

Francis M. Lyman,  CR 10/07:15

"Inactivity is death.  Wherever there is a body of people upon the face of the earth that has nothing to do, that quorum or body will die spiritually.  The spirit of God will not be with men who are inactive.  The spirit of God is a spirit of progression."

Abraham O. Woodruff,  CR 4/98:21

"Someone  has to do everything that is done."

Richard L. Evans,  CR  10/60:111

"Doing nothing is one of the hardest of all jobs.  When you get tired, you can't rest.  You are in bondage when you refuse to work."

Henry D. Taylor,  CR 4/61:124

"All the fraudulent schemes, the rackets, governmental corruption, and wide-spread public demoralization have their inception and support chiefly in the failure to recognize the dignity and happiness that flow from honest toil."

Stephen L. Richards,  CR 10/39:65

"The basis of God's perfect economic program is labor."

Marion G. Romney,  CR 10/73:105

"The aim of the Church is to help the people to help themselves.  Work is to be re-enthroned as the ruling principle of the lives of our church membership."

Heber J. Grant,  CR 10/36:3

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do;  not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased."

President Heber J. Grant

"Whatever your work may be, endure at the beginning, endure through opposing forces along the way, and endure to the end. Any job must be completed before you can enjoy the result for which you are working."

Elder Russell M. Nelson, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, General Conference, April 1997,

"Steadiness and toil will serve you better than brilliance."

President James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency (October 1997 167th Semi-annual General Conference Priesthood Session)

"Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success."

David O. McKay