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Funny Work Ethic Quotes
Funny Quotes about Work Ethic

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I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

From my parents, I learned a very strong work ethic,
and all of my brothers and sisters all worked from
the earliest days of life right through to the present time.
- George J. Mitchell

I guess maybe another gift I have is a great work ethic.
- Vince McMahon

Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age.
It's about work ethic.
Winning never gets old.
- Lisa Leslie


 

The American work ethic is something to be admired.
Our workforce, regardless of position,
works hard to produce the best product and serve customers
to the best of their ability.
- Leonard Boswell

There was no way we'd ever get spoiled.
Daddy made sure to instill in us a work ethic.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

They see a work ethic in both of us.
But, they also see that my husband is more in control of his future,
and I am more reliant on other sources for my career.
- Jami Gertz


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I suspect that American workers have come to lack a work ethic.
They do not live by the sweat of their brow.
- Kiichi Miyazawa

Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the
legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables,
preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.
- James H. Douglas

Personally, I have nothing against work,
particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively,
by someone else.
I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an "ethic."
- Barbara Ehrenreich

I suppose all of us - we have the old Protestant work
ethic of feeling guilty when you're not working,
and getting a buzz from feeling like you're really busy.
That's the reason to sort of carry on.
- Jonny Greenwood

I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress.
But it's inspiring.
You learn so much that other people don't get to learn until later on.
My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic.
- Natasha Richardson

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
- Edgar Bergen

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde

Any man today who returns from work,
sinks into a chair,
and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
- Bill Cosby

As a cure for worrying,
work is better than whiskey.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anyone can do any amount of work
provided it isn't the work
he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
- Robert Benchley

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

Most of what we call management consists of
making it difficult for people to get their work done.
- Peter F. Drucker

If a man smiles all the time,
he's probably selling something that doesn't work.
- George Carlin

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
- Henry J. Kaiser

Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.
- George Halas

Work is a necessity for man.
Man invented the alarm clock.
- Pablo Picasso

When more and more people are thrown out of work,
unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

Hard work spotlights the character of people:
some turn up their sleeves,
some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
- Sam Ewing

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not
yet reached their level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

And to get real work experience, you need a job,
and most jobs will require you to have had either real
work experience or a graduate degree.
- Donald Norman

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover,
through the detours of art, those two or three great
and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
- Albert Camus

The more I want to get something done,
the less I call it work.
- Richard Bach

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
- Stevie Wonder

After two weeks of working on a project,
you know whether it will work or not.
- Bill Budge

We work to become, not to acquire.
- Elbert Hubbard

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
- Al Capp

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
- Pablo Picasso

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
- Irvin S. Cobb

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
- Elbert Hubbard

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
- Pearl S. Buck

Capitalism tries for a delicate balance:
It attempts to work things out so that
everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from
getting violent and trying to take other people's stuff.
- George Carlin

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden

Without work, all life goes rotten.
But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
- Albert Camus

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having,
except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually
get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
- Robert Frost

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work,
ask him: 'Whose?'
- Don Marquis

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately
degenerate into hard work.
- Peter Drucker

Nothing will work unless you do.
- Maya Angelou

The Ought-To Need-To Tango:
I am racked with the guilt and the pain of I should,
and I ought, and I can't, but I must.
I can't rest; I can't sleep; I'm just not understood,
and I hate that the world is unjust.
I have work; I have woes; I have troubles for life;
but I don't have a ME that I trust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn
enough money so that you won't have to work.
- Ogden Nash

Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done,
and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.
- Ann Richards

Work alone is noble.
- Thomas Carlyle

Work, look for peace and calm in work:
you will find it nowhere else.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
- Peter Ustinov

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
- Robert Frost

Managers in all too many American companies do not
achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
- Harold S. Geneen

I can't imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love.
And they pay me for it.
- Edgar Winter

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Proverb

All things are difficult before they are easy.
- Thomas Fuller

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

To find out what one is fitted to do,
and to secure an opportunity to do it,
is the key to happiness.
- John Dewey

It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn't end.
There's other ways to make money, better jobs.
- Ron Livingston


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