“There is more to life than making a living. Do not work more than you live.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I was getting an A for work. But not for talent. The story of my life.”
― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
― Mark Twain

“If your workplace was somehow transplanted into the jungle and everyone was forced to survive at a very primitive level, it’s safe to say that eventually your boss would rape you.”
― Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day

“No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.”
― Joyce Brothers

“There’s no such thing as effortless beauty–you should know that.

There’s no effort which is not beautiful–lifting a heavy stone or loving you.

Loving you is like lifting a heavy stone. It would be easier not to do it and I’m not quite sure why I am doing it. It takes all my strength and all my determination, and I said I wouldn’t love someone again like this. Is there any sense in loving someone you can only wake up to by chance?”
― Jeanette Winterson, The Powerbook

“He would work through the night and sleep until lunch. There wasn’t really much else to do. Make something, and die.”
― Ian McEwan, Amsterdam

“I love my job when I’m not there.”
― Paul R. Linde, Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist

“If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.”
― Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom