"Seeming to do is not doing" and Other Quotes about Work

September 2, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR (b)lines) - In honor of Labor Day, here are some interesting and funny quotes about work.

There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone – many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long.
Richard Nelson Bolles

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

is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison

Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas A. Edison

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas A. Edison

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

It’s a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can’t eat for eight hours; he can’t drink for eight hours; he can’t make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
William Faulkner

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.
Ronald Reagan

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

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
Mark Twain

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Oscar Wilde

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