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By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
Samuel Daniel

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
Sir Walter Scott

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

Necessity does the work of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

Anybody who has worked for him will tell you trying to persuade him not to work a 16-hour day, a seven-day week and a 51-week year is very difficult indeed.

If I had a criticism, I would say he is a workaholic.
Ian MacKenzie

Being an MP is the sort of job all working class parents want for their children - clean, indoor and no heavy lifting.
Dianne Abbott

Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
James Baldwin

According to the committee's findings, a network of mobile missiles carrying the newest warheads could be tested by China this year and deployed as early as 2002.
Charles Foster Bass

In some people's mind, the father-daughter connection is a liability. I am working very hard to let people know that I am not a clone of Frank Murkowski.
Lisa Murkowski

The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.
Arthur James Balfour

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Lily Tomlin

I enjoy money. Not enough people in this world are happy. I'm determined to be contented, and having plenty of money from working makes it easier for me.
Karen Carpenter

Evolution is baseless and quite incredible. [Obviously not an advocate of the Richard Dawkin's work which takes evolution as a surer fact than that other people exist]
John Fleming

Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.
Alfred Hitchcock

Editing a philosophy dictionary is jolly hard work!
Edward Craig

Most of us work all day, but the Spanish have a siesta - clever them, stupid us!
Anonymous

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
Lily Tomlin

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
Saint Augustine

Mum comes in and says 'I'm working out,' and she'll just be standing there naked doing a dance.
Kelly Osbourne

"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it."
Alistair Cooke

Having been to Europe and working and travelling there, the restaurants my wife and I remember were always off the beaten track restaurants.
Todd English

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
Leonard Cohen

Sometimes you find it very hard to work out how to achieve your aims, and then at the last minute a great idea comes into your mind that changes all that.
John Fremont

Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
Franklin D Roosevelt

This is as good as I could have hoped and I'm really happy there. What we've done has worked. There's no problem
Glenn McGrath

I often thought to myself: 'Where do I fit in?' So much of the work depends on having a good public face.
John Hannah

Footballers wives are just as bad as benefit scroungers. These women have nannies, they don't cook or clean, and never do a days work. What kind of aspiration is that?
Cheryl Tweedy

I work very hard to keep on an even keel as far as alcohol is concerned.
Trisha Goddard

It was like the ref had a brand new yellow card and wanted to see if it worked.
Richard Rufus

Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one's stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life.
Boris Pasternak

All my fans tell me what a glamorous life I have, but I tell them how hard I work and how many nights I spend alone with my dogs, eating chicken pot pie in my bedroom.
Shannen Doherty

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan

I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have the light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.
Henri Matisse

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
Edward H Harriman

The use of bleaching has been underrated but it is an essential technique to add realism to the work.
Lasse Hallstrom

A job is something we do to get a pay cheque and pay our bills. Jobs are legitimate, at times, but work is why we are here in the universe.
Matthew Fox

You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
Lee Trevino

The satisfaction comes from working next to five hundred photographers and coming away with something different.
David Burnett

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller

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

This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
Bette Davis

It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress
Paul Dirac

A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.
Louis Nizer

It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.
Jonas Salk

Three years ago I nearly finished playing. I was working in a cream cake factory to try and raise some money. Clearing trays in the freezing cold puts things into perspective.
Graeme Storm

Maths is the starting point for explaining how the whole world works.
Johnny Ball

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
James H Douglas

Marriages are said to be made in Heaven, which may be why they don't work here on Earth.
Thomas Szasz

We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
Tennessee Williams

It is a disgrace that the Government should choose the day on which the Work and Pensions Secretary has resigned to conceal these findings
Mark Oaten



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