The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society -- more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.
--Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure
--Francoise De Motteville
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get
Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night
--Marian Wright Edelman
What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden
--Orson Scott Card
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
--Pearl S. Buck
I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain.
--Rita Mae Brown
Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
--Thomas Alva Edison
Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.