A collection of quotes on and about work.


"The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?"

William Morris


“It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do”

Jerome K. Jerome


"One's work may be finished someday, but one's education never."

Alexandre Dumas


"The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman


"There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do."

Jerome K. Jerome


"It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required."

Winston S. Churchill


“I dream in fire but work in clay.”

Arthur Machen


"Employment is the surest antidote to sorrow."

Ann Radcliffe


“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

Mark Twain


“The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.” 

Geoffrey Chaucer